Mary Laura Philpott - I Miss You When I Blink: Essays — in conversation with Nora Krug

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As a writer and bookseller, a wife and mother, founding editor of Musing and Emmy-winning cohost of the show A Word on Words on Nashville Public Television, Philpott, a self-described obsessive achiever, has brilliantly accomplished her personal and professional goals. Yet realizing this made her feel anxious and lost rather than satisfied and content. In this engaging, honest, and funny collection of personal essays that touch on topics ranging from traffic and enervating small talk to fertility treatments and depression, Philpott chronicles her life-long efforts to please other people, her habit of imposing an ideal version of reality onto her actual experience, and her growing awareness that not only was the perfect life she’d imagined for herself impossible, it wasn’t the one she wanted to live. Philpott will be in conversation with Nora Krug, staff editor for Book World at The Washington Post.

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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781982102807
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Published: Atria Books - April 2nd, 2019

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