I Miss You When I Blink

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • I Miss You When I Blink
  • Mary Laura Philpott
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 1982102802

About the Author: Mary Laura Philpott

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I Miss You When I Blink 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 PostAcclaimed 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. Best Read I Miss You When I Blink [ Author ] Mary Laura Philpott [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “I Miss You When I Blink

  1. Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook. narrated by the author Mary Laura Philpott is so enjoyable..wise, savvy, smart, funny What happens when you check off off the boxes on your to do list and realize you might need to reinvent the list and yourself Maybe..that s why most of us...

  2. Tyler Goodson says:

    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 ...

  3. Janelle • She Reads with Cats says:

    Thank you so much Atria Books for my free copy I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK is a personal, witty, and heartfelt collection of essays where every sentence is pure gold Philpott writes beautifully and with such authenticity I felt like I was getting to know a friend Like everyone, there are milestones in my life that I want to go back and revisit but the moments are gone and memories are all that is left You can stand by your past decisions even if they took you to a present where you don t belong Thank you so much At...

  4. Skyler Autumn says:

    2 Stars Ummmm, this was not great and I m a little surprised by that This book is quite hyped up and being compared to a personal favourite read of mine The Rules Don t Apply by Ariel Levy so I did go into this book expecting a lotsubstance than was actually delivered I Miss You When I Blink was slated as a collection of personal essays that address feelings of depression, anxiety and inadequacy amidst having what most everyone honestly would classify as a very successful, loving and 2 Stars Ummmm, this was not great and I m a l...

  5. Jessica Jeffers says:

    Believe the hype on this one it s flippin brilliant More to come.

  6. lit.erary.britt says:

    Smart, witty personal essays are some of my favorite reading Philpott reminds us that being an adult, even one who seemingly has everything, is hard and periodically sucks Sometimes we have to step back and assess ourselves tweak a few things or make drastic changes As someone who has moved a lot, I understand that urge though, like Philpott, I currently reside in the Nashville area and quite like it I enjoyed these stories, but feel like they scratch the surface I d read the hell out of Smart, witty personal essays are some of my favorite reading Philpott reminds us that being an adult, even one who seemingly has everything, is hard and periodically sucks Sometimes we have to step back and assess ourselves tweak a few things or make drastic changes As someone who has moved a lot, ...

  7. Renee (itsbooktalk.com) says:

    4.5 rounded up I know already how much I miss things that happened in the past how they re right there behind my eyelids but also gone forever This quote and so many others in marylauraphilpott s new memoir really spoke to me As a mom to one son already in college and the next and last son heading there in the fall, I often wish I could go back in time, just for a day and revisit them when they were young children Those moments are right there in my memory, but as Mary saidgone fore 4.5 rounded up I know already how much I miss things that happened in the past how they re right there behind my eyelids but also gone forever This quote and so many others in marylauraphilpott s new memoir really spoke to me As a mom to one son already in college and the next and last son heading there in the fall, I often wish I could go back in time, just for a day and revisit them when they were young children Those moments are right there in my memory, but as Mary saidgone forever I don t want to give the impression this was at all a sad book, in fact, it was just the opposite I laughed at so many of Mary s accur...

  8. Kelsey (Kelseylovesbooks) says:

    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 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...

  9. Brittany | thebookishfiiasco says:

    atriabooks partner.this was one of the most pleasant, funny, real, honest, and friendly reads i ve ever read every time i had this book with me and read a few of the stories, i felt like i was with a friend that s some pretty stellar writing, if you ask me each story encapsulated a bit of wisdom, a bit of humor, and a lot of realness, which is pretty much all i m ever looking for i think it s that authenticity that made this book the great experience that it was for me i felt like i wal atriabooks partner.this was ...

  10. Melanie Hilliard says:

    3.5 stars with the caveat that if you re a certain class of white woman on the far side of 40, this might hit a little too close to home Also, full disclosure I won this in a Goodreads give away Charming Thought provoking And infuriating in the all the ways today s upper middle class white women can be Or maybe I just related to Philpott s essaysthan I d care to admit I imagine if I had children, this book would describe my adult experiences to a tee.For all the overachievers in the 3.5 stars with the caveat that if you re a certain class of white woman on the far side of 40, this might hit a little too close to home Also, full disclosure I won this in a Goodreads give away Charming Thought provoking And infuriating in the all the ways today s upper middle class white women can be Or maybe I just related to Philpott s essaysthan I d care to admit I imagine if I had children, this book would describe my adult experiences to a tee.For all the overachievers in the group, you ve been there Checking off the boxes, moving from one accomplishment to another Always top of the class Always But suddenly you find yourself an adult, noboxes to check off, lost And your mind starts to wander, seeking that time machine Where s that Melanie who stayed in Chicago after college to work on the Jenny Jones Show Where s that Melanie who t...