No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

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“This made her so angry that she did the dishes.”

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July is a collection of short stories that focus on sad, lonely, timid weirdos who long for intimacy. These stories are about people you probably don’t want to know. People you imagine don’t take many baths. People who wear shoes made from rubber and canvas. People you somehow have a hard time sympathizing with, even though you’re the type of person who might cry during an episode of Masterchef because, “he just needed this so bad and he tried so hard.” But at the same time, the stories are entirely enjoyable, easy to read, and full of humor and wonderful gems of sentences and observations.

I think a good analogy would be to say I feel the same way about Miranda July’s stories as I do about Lena Dunham, the person: really off-putting, kinda gross, you think you don’t like her, but for some reason, and maybe you have a hard time admitting it, you really enjoy what she’s putting out there.

“This is a quality that I look for in a person, not recoiling.”

 

 

 

 

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