Dear Mr. You

Dear Mr. You

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The bestselling, wonderfully unconventional, "warmly conspiratorial...seriously good" (The New York Times) literary memoir from the award-winning actress that has received fabulous and wide praise. "There is no one else quite like Mary-Louise Parker...Funny, heartbreaking and profound" (Elle). An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of these letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 15mm | 318g
  • English
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  • 1501107844
  • 9781501107849
  • 7,124

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"Mary-Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You is straight-up fantastic; a gripping and deeply humane and often hilarious book. It catches glimpses of life at all sorts of unexpected moments, electrifying them with its sharp-eyed astonishment at how absurd and joyous things can get. There's nothing cheaply-earned about its wonder; nothing sugarcoated in its gratitude.It's all grit, all messy particulars-full of surprise and full-throated in its song." Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
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"Mary-Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You is straight-up fantastic; a gripping and deeply humane and often hilarious book. It catches glimpses of life at all sorts of unexpected moments, electrifying them with its sharp-eyed astonishment at how absurd and joyous things can get. There's nothing cheaply-earned about its wonder; nothing sugarcoated in its gratitude.It's all grit, all messy particulars--full of surprise and full-throated in its song."--Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
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About Mary-Louise Parker

Parker, Mary -Louise
Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Her writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and The Bullet. This is her first book.
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5,303 ratings
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3 24% (1,254)
2 8% (427)
1 3% (170)
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