I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

I Miss You When I Blink Essays One of s Most Anticipated Books BuzzFeed Bustle HelloGiggles LitHub She ReadsAcclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly rel
  • Title: I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
  • Author: Mary Laura Philpott
  • ISBN: 1982102802
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
    One of 2019 s Most Anticipated Books BuzzFeed, Bustle, HelloGiggles, LitHub, She ReadsAcclaimed 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 th One of 2019 s Most Anticipated Books BuzzFeed, Bustle, HelloGiggles, LitHub, She ReadsAcclaimed 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, Philpo
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  • Mary Laura Philpott

    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 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 Nashville Public Television She also wrote and illustrated the humor book Penguins with People Problems, a quirky look at the embarrassments of being human Mary Laura lives in Nashville with her family Find her books at your local bookstore

  • 733 Comments

  • This book will make you feel better Mary Laura is open and honest about personal anxiety, family life, professional complacency, and, of course, the existential damage wreaked by Atlanta traffic She makes you feel less alone, and encouraged, and confident It s like hanging out with your best friend, your life coach, and your favorite writer all at once I Miss You When I Blink is an impossibly perfect reading experience.


  • I Miss You When I Blink spoke to a spiritual level within me At times, it was like Mary was looking into my soul and saying As a type A person who likes control, I know you need to hear this And within the essay titled A Letter to the Type a Person in Distress , that is literally what she was doing I felt seen by this book, I laughed during this book, and I gained permission I didn t know I needed from this book.Several essays are about Mary s life with children, and while I do not have ch I Mis [...]



  • Perfect for Type A personalities or who want to understand them These essays are about a woman who has everything children, spouse, work and dares to ask for Self effacing, the author speaks her mind but takes care not to offend She doesn t like small talk or doing status quo stuff, but she always follows up with something articulate and reasonable Some parts really made me guffaw However, I really loved her letter to a type A person in distress the most She really got it for those w Perfect for [...]


  • This book kept me company during two bouts of insomnia, and I m forever grateful to Mary Laura for that I messaged the author on Instagram to say this I was up from 2 30 until 6 finishing your book I love it so I am encouraged to polish many essays stories I ve written myself but never shared with the world Thank you I am dying to take you to coffee to list all the ways you are my secret twin and how a few of your essays were paralleling my life in real time I adore Mary Laura, and I un This boo [...]


  • I loved I Miss You When I Blink Each essay contains obervations that are spot on descriptions of experiences feelings that I relate to or have at some point experienced as a Type A first born female The author s authenticity, honesty, willingness to go there are what makes each essay so relatable I m looking forward to reading by this author am keeping my fingers crossed that she ll be visiting a local bookstore or library as part of a book tour for this book Thank I loved I Miss You When I Blin [...]


  • Ok, so, this is going to be a wonky review, fair warning I think this is a great book, but it isn t a book for me and I didn t actually finish it I stopped 2 3 of the way in.I Miss You When I Blink is a selection of essays about Philpott s life, and lessons she s learning along the way From finding the right job to the challenge of maintaining a social life with kids, it beautifully outlines common hurdles a lot of women face I think it d be a great read for those who are going through those Ok, [...]


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