Mary Laura Philpott is an essayist whose writing appears in publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and others. Her debut memoir, I Miss You When I Blink, was named to the #1 spot on the Indie Next List by booksellers nationwide, and featured on must-read lists from Esquire, Newsweek, BuzzFeed, and more.
Mary Laura is also the founding editor of Musing, the online magazine of Parnassus Books, as well as an Emmy-winning cohost of the literary interview show A Word on Words on Nashville Public Television.
In this episode we explore questions of perfectionism, reinvention, loneliness, and how it's never too late to change your life. Mary Laura shares honest stories of her own shifts and growth throughout the years, stories that prove that change is indeed possible on a slower, smaller scale, and that we don't need to burn down our lives in order to find what we seek.
I absolutely loved Mary Laura's memoir, and this conversation was a delight to have. I hope you enjoy it just as much!
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