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It Chooses You
Mcsweeney’s, published November 15, 2011

In the summer of 2009, Miranda July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her much-anticipated second film. During her increasingly long lunch breaks, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the iconic classifieds booklet that reached everywhere and seemed to come from nowhere. Who was the person selling the “Large Leather Jacket, $10″? It seemed important to find out—or at least it was a great distraction from the screenplay.
Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities, along the way shaping her film, and herself, in unexpected ways.

Elegantly blending narrative, interviews, and photographs with July’s off-kilter honesty and deadpan humor, this is a story of procrastination and inspiration, isolation and connection, and grabbing hold of the invisible world.

Learning to Love You More
edited by Harrell Fletcher & Miranda July, Prestel, published September 20 2007

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No One Belongs Here More Than You
short stories, Scribner, published May 15 2007

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Writing in Magazines and Anthologies

I Found This Funny , Edited by Judd Apatow, McSweeney’s, October 2010

My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides, (Contributor, Something That Needs Nothing), Harper, January 8, 2008

The Book of Other People, edited by Zadie Smith, (Contributor, Roy Spivey) Penguin, January 2, 2008

The Swim Team, Harper’s, January 2007

Majesty, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 21, Winter 2006

How to Tell Stories to Children, Zoetrope All-Story, Winter 2006

The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers, (Contributor, Me and You and Everyone We Know, screenplay excerpt), Houghton Mifflin, 2006

Something That Needs Nothing, The New Yorker, Sept 18, 2006

The Shared Patio, Zoetrope All-Story, Winter 2005

The Boy from Lam Kien, Chapbook, Cloverfield Press, Spring 2005

The Man On The Stairs, Fence, Summer 2004

Making Love in 2003, The Paris Review, Fall 2003

It Was Romance, Harvard Review, Fall 2003

Birthmark, The Paris Review, Spring 2003
also in: The Paris Review Book of People With Problems, Picador, 2005

This Person, Bridge, Spring 2003

The Moves, Tin House, Spring 2003

Jack and Al, Mississippi Review, edited by Rick Moody, Fall 2002

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