There are two different types of writers, those that leave us in awe over their use of their language, while their stories are not so original, and the ones that might not use the language this way but their stories seem to make you actually FEEL something, and you can tell that the author was honest while not having perfect domain of writing rules. I think that if Miranda July had gone and tried to be the first type of writer, she would’ve gotten terrible reviews, but if we understand that the girl is a performance artist, and not a english major, or MFA graduate, we can see that they are just honest creative stories, and her style is not disrrupted, and yea.. she made a cool website for her book. She was linked enough to go from “hey check out this cool website” to “she’s only selling her book because of the website”.
Funny phenomenon. Anyway, there are good stories and bad stories in the book, like in every anthology.. but the good ones are quite good!