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. Read I Miss You When I Blink – tiffanydaniels.co.ukI Miss You When I Blink

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I Miss You When I Blink  By Mary Laura Philpott IBN : 1982102802 Format : Hardcover – tiffanydaniels.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • I Miss You When I Blink
  • Mary Laura Philpott
  • English
  • 02 August 2017
  • 1982102802

10 thoughts on “I Miss You When I Blink

  1. 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 l...

  2. 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 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...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 confident It s like hanging out with your best friend...

  5. 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 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 ess...

  6. 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 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 ...

  7. 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, 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 scr...

  8. says:

    3.5 StarsI m learning that I really like memoirs in essay form, or maybe just essays in general Philpott fills hers with relatable anecdotes and a great mixture of humor and authenticity I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.

  9. says:

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

  10. 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 Le...

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