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Filmmaker Miranda July on her debut novel 'The First Bad Man'




Director Miranda July attends The Golden State: Michael Chabon, Ryan Coogler, Miranda July, and Robert Towne Moderated by Deborah Teismanon during The New Yorker Festival 2014 on October 10, 2014 in New York City.
Director Miranda July attends The Golden State: Michael Chabon, Ryan Coogler, Miranda July, and Robert Towne Moderated by Deborah Teismanon during The New Yorker Festival 2014 on October 10, 2014 in New York City.
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What doesn't Miranda July do? She writes and directs films, like her breakout "Me and You and Everyone We Know," which she also acted in. She makes music, and does performance art too. And now she's written her very first novel, called "The First Bad Man."

It's based in L.A. and focuses on the life of a middle aged woman, Cheryl Glickman, who works at a women's self-defense non-profit, and lives alone until a nightmare houseguest named Clee is forced upon her.

Miranda July joined Take Two to discuss her new book "The First Bad Man."

 

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