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15 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Brilliant Book of AssignmentsMay 02, 2008
By Debra Kaufman
I bought this book because I am a fan of Miranda July's. I loved her movie and her book of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories. This book has none of July's original artwork. It is a collection of work done by other people based on a list of assignments she wrote. The assignments range from the quirky (create an object from your youth using only construction paper and tape) to the profound (spend time with someone who is dying and then write about it). July's brilliance lies in her ability to bring out creativity using specific assignments and rules. As a teacher, I can really appreciate the value of a good assignment. I also love her on-going theme of "it's not about you". Her assignments often remind artists to stick to the rules instead of being creative. Still, this book is an inspiration to be more creative: to create more.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Sweet and inspiringApr 20, 2008
Miranda July is great! This book invites us to create more art, in ways that connect us more to each other. Her movie and short story collections are also really beatiful.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
I learned to love and loved to do it.Feb 17, 2010
By Amazon Customer
"The Amazing Mrs Boring"
I got this book for my Boyfriend of seven years. We had just relocated to a VERY rural part of Texas from a VERY Urban setting in Chicago. I was afraid we would have nothing to do. A friend showed me this book and I knew i had to get it. I love love love this book. It has given my boyfriend and I so much to do when we had nothing but four walls to look at. I would say that this book has helped us transition into our new lives in Texas as well as helped to build a stronger relationship between us. Thanks to the Authors for this new hope!
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Good if Repetitive OverviewSep 21, 2008
By Daniel Lobo
Good overview of the "learningtoloveyoumore.com" project. I like the initiative based on the idea of making a public project, one that crowdsources the activity and gathers it under a common umbrella. Unfortunately the process seems to be dedicatedly repetitive, and while some of the approaches to domesticity are quite commendable they seem to offer a single point of entry and run from whimsical to predictable, to the point that one hopes that the initiative will go elsewhere or offer a new approach and commentary, but it doesn't.
What the book contains is mostly present at the website, and new proposals, and possible critical approaches may happen there. Unless, one has an intrinsic interest to have the project documented in book form it feels far more relevant to leave it aside and resort to the website, or to other projects that are daring to go beyond the stopping point of Learning to Love you More. It still remains an important initiative and it is useful to have it recorded in one volume although I feel it could be expanded more richly.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
I BOUGHT FOUR COPIES OF THIS BOOKSep 04, 2008
By Jessica Anya Blau, author, THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER
I stood in Atomic Books in Baltimore and read the whole thing. Seriously. My knees almost buckled. They had four copies on the table. I bought them all, took them home, wrapped them and handed them out as Christmas presents. I didn't get one for myself. (But doesn't that make my gift of the book the best present, as it was the thing I wanted most but instead passed on to someone else?!) I hope someone gives it to me for Christmas this year as I'd love to look at it all over again.
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