Miranda July, a New York performance artist who a couple of years ago wrote, directed, and starred in an unsettling/engaging little movie, Me and You and Everyone We Know, has just published a book of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You. I haven't read it, but now that I've seen July's self-promoting web site, I want to.
Coincidentally, I had just read a guest post by Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on Guy Kawasaki's blog. Kelman presents an 11-point manifesto in favor of do-it-yourself PR; point #3 is "You don’t have to seem all grown-up and boring":
Maybe you drive a crappy car. Maybe you never went to prom. There are enough stuffed suits in this world to fill fifteen Wall Street Journals a day. As anyone who watches American Idol will tell you, what this spun-out, over-hyped world is absolutely famished for is a little genuine personality.
It helps, of course, if your genuine personality is something like Miranda July's.
Hat tip to Wes Phillips.