No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007) For best results, as doctors like to say, watch the lovely 2005 film that Miranda July wrote, directed, and starred in, Me and You and… 2007-05-15 Fiction Short Stories Scribner
Book Review

No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 15, 2007; Writer: Miranda July; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories; Publisher: Scribner

For best results, as doctors like to say, watch the lovely 2005 film that Miranda July wrote, directed, and starred in, Me and You and Everyone We Know, before you dive into No One Belongs Here More Than You. After that introduction to her work (which beautifully juxtaposes the funny weird and the funny ha-ha), the fiction rings louder. These are terrific, if same-y, stories about a thousand kinds of loneliness. In ''The Swim Team,'' for instance, a melancholy woman teaches old folks how to swim on her living-room rug. There's often a stark sexual undercurrent in these stories. What would longing be without it? B+

Originally posted May 18, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints