“At once rueful, hilarious, brave, and inspiring, I Miss You When I Blink is beautifully relatable and reassuring, even as it makes you pause and think. This marvelous collection of essays belongs on the bookshelf sandwiched between Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron. Mary Laura Philpott is going to make a whole lot of readers feel seen and understood.”
Named #1 on the Indie Next List by booksellers nationwide. A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by BuzzFeed, The Millions, Bustle, HelloGiggles, and Lit Hub, and a Best New Book of Spring 2019 according to Esquire, Real Simple, Southern Living, and Chicago Review of Books.
The debut collection by essayist Mary Laura Philpott asks: What happens after you check off all the boxes on your to-do list and realize you might need to reinvent the list—and yourself?
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Praise for I Miss You When I Blink
“Mary Laura Philpott is relentlessly funny, self-effacing and charming as she tells the story of living as a triple-A-plus perfectionist. In her willingness to tell her own story, she taps into a universal truth for so many women: we plan to do it all until we find we can’t do anything anymore. I Miss You When I Blink made me laugh, it made me cry. I miss it already.”
“Mary Laura Philpott is a writer, artist, and creator of singular spark and delight. I adore her, and I love her work. Thank God she has finally written a memoir! By offering these dispatches from her own life experience, she leaves us thinking about ourselves — where we’ve been, where we’re going, and who we really want to be.”
“Infinitely relatable. Beautifully written. I’m ready to read it again.” -- Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy