NATIONAL BESTSELLER I Ve Spent My Adult Life Prowling Bookshelves For The Modern Day Reincarnation Of My Favorite Authors Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, And Laurie Colwin All Rolled Into OneGood News I Have Finally Found Their Successor Elisabeth Egan, The Washington Post Acclaimed Essayist And Bookseller Mary Laura Philpott Presents A Charmingly Relatable And Wise Memoir In Essays About What Happened After She Checked Off All The Boxes On Her Successful Life S To Do List And Realized She Might Need To Reinvent The List And Herself Mary Laura Philpott Thought She D Cracked The Code Always Be Right, And You Ll Always Be Happy But Once She D Completed Her Life S To Do List Job, Spouse, House, Babies Check , She Found That Instead Of Feeling Content And Successful, She Felt Anxious Lost Stuck In A Daily Grind Of Overflowing Calendars, Grueling Small Talk, And Sprawling Traffic She D Done Everything Right, But She Felt All Wrong What S The Worse Failure, She Wondered Smiling And Staying The Course, Or Blowing It All Up And Running Away And Are Those The Only Options In This Memoir In Essays Full Of Spot On Observations About Home, Work, And Creative Life, Philpott Takes On The Conflicting Pressures Of Modern Adulthood With Wit And Heart She Offers Up Her Own Stories To Show That Identity Crises Don T Happen Just Once Or Only At Midlife Reassures Us That Small, Recurring Personal Re Inventions Are Both Normal And Necessary And Advises That If You Re Going To Faint, You Should Get Low To The Ground First Most Of All, Philpott Shows That When You Stop Feeling Satisfied With Your Life, You Don T Have To Burn It All Down And Set Off On A Transcontinental Hike Unless You Want To, Of Course You Can Call Upon Your Many Selves To Figure Out Who You Are, Who You Re Not, And Where You Belong Who Among Us Isn T Trying To Do That Like A Pep Talk From A Sister, I Miss You When I Blink Is The Funny, Poignant, And Deeply Affecting Book You Ll Want To Share With All Your Friends, As You Learn What Philpott Has Figured Out Along The Way That Multiple Things Can Be True Of Us At Once And That Sometimes Doing Things Wrong Is The Way To Do Life Right.
Mary Laura Philpott is the author of the memoir in essays I Miss You When I Blink Her writing has been featured in print or online by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney s, The Paris Review, and other publications She s the founding editor of Musing, the online publication of Parnassus Books, as well as an Emmy winning cohost of the show A Word on Words on N
- 288 pages
- I Miss You When I Blink
- Mary Laura Philpott
- 14 February 2019 Mary Laura Philpott