I Miss You When I Blink

BOOKS I Miss You When I Blink Author Mary Laura Philpott Jackkellyfilm.co.uk 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.I Miss You When I Blink

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

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • I Miss You When I Blink
  • Mary Laura Philpott
  • English
  • 23 July 2019
  • 9781982102807

10 thoughts on “I Miss You When I Blink

  1. says:

    4.5, rounded up in a blinkWow I just love the title of this book And it sent me right down memory lane I m waving my hand in the air, desperately signaling, Me too I put blink in a title, too We re twins No, no, no, blink wasn t in a title of a story I wrote It was in the title of a necklace I made Seriously.The inspiration came when I was 30,000 feet in the air, a place where I hate to be feet on the ground is my motto As always, I tried to tune out the flight attendant as she gave us the scary mask demo Man, she looked just like Naomi Campbell you know, the gorgeous model with the gorgeous black skin She was in the aisle, mask in hand, explaining away, but I saw no mask and heard no words Instead, I was glued to her eyes, which were big and beautiful Well, actually I was glued to her blink Because when she blinked, it revealed her huge eyelids, which were painted a breath taking iridescent yellow, with a tinge of lime green The yellow went up down up down like a curtain during encores Yellow against her black skin just gorgeous I wanted her to keep her eyelids in the down position so I could stare at the twin curtains longer, but alas, she was full of blink and I just caught teaser glimpses Flight over, I got a close up view of her blink as she thanked me for flying United Ding ding, it hit me I had to make a necklace in her name I found the perfect artisan beads tha...

  2. 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 never complete our to do list...

  3. says:

    I knew the author and I were simpatico when, in her first essay, she tells the story of having no sense of direction and she loses her car in a parking garage This is my life and I m totally stealing her tip to start taking pictures as a bread crumb trail.And then there s her to do list I thought I was the only crazy person who had a post it note addiction Like the author, If it s not on my list and I complete a task I will write it down just to have the satisfaction of crossing it off Hello Type A Personality, I get you Plus she loves animals How can you not love someone who loves animals I m not going through a career crisis or depression, and I m on the other side of raising children and suffering career angst But, I still related to many of her thoughts and feelings as she reflects on her life and re invents herself I think all women, young or old,single or married,...

  4. says:

    How can we sum up our life s experiences Does it boil down to a word, to a moment, to an event that defines us and makes us who we are In this collection of essays, one might find oneself totally depicted as a wife, a mother, a person so trying to achieve that excellence that our mothers so ingrained in us Is this a revelation that happens at a certain age, a time when we feel the years speeding up so much that you want to yell stop I want this day, this hour, this minute, to hold still, to never leave, to always be the moment I am living through Unfortunately, as the author so wonderfully tells us these moments are fleeting, yet they so define the person you are.We are products of our upbringing and we become, perish the thought, but it happens, what our mothers were How many times have I said while growing up, I would never do or say that And yet, here I am doing and saying exactly that Have I wanted my children to be perfect A definite yes because my mother required I be perfect However, as I grew into parenthood, I found that all the things I thought were perfection were allusions for my kids were people not little robots that I could program with the result I so desired As I read of these essays, I realized that Mary ...

  5. 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 less alone, and encouraged, and confi...

  6. 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 lot substance 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 well rounded life Now I m not on the bandwagon of most people that are rolling their eyes at what they classify as white privilege problems Honestly I don t care where you re at in life everyone is entitled to their feelings and if you re writing about your life that s just the beach you re coming from So for me the subject matter wasn t the issue it was the way it was delivered This book was suppose to be about the author going through a hard time in her life yet at no point did any of these essays dive deep enough to capture that They were less about life stories and about personal mantras or letters of appreciation ...

  7. 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 any This memoir style essay collection especially spoke to me regarding living up to self proclaimed expectations and the worry that comes with that Philpott touches on identity, anxiety, family, career, and failure, all in a very insightful, re...

  8. says:

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

  9. says:

    Really loved this one

  10. 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 enj...

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