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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays por Mary…
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays (edição 2019)

por Mary Laura Philpott (Autor)

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"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"--… (mais)
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Título:I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
Autores:Mary Laura Philpott (Autor)
Informação:Atria Books (2019), 288 pages
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays por Mary Laura Philpott

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This was okay. I assume the author is well-connected in the book community because there's a lot of love for this book online. This book breaks no new ground, and didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I'm not sure who would get anything out of it. Thanks again to my library for saving me the purchase price of this disappointment. ( )
  Greenfrog342 | Jan 22, 2024 |
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  CarolHicksCase | Mar 12, 2023 |
I did indeed find this in the Dollar Tree making it the second well written book I found there. I am glad it was there because I could afford it. I love the diary style of each chapter. Taking me to each time period of Mary's life and the lesson she eventually learned. I hope she is always evolving and feeling her emotions in a way that serves her. I hope her kids will read her books and understand her a little better. She is not just mom, daughter, author, or wife... she is Mary Laura sometimes boring, always type A, and ever changing. I think its cool to see how other people live. Find love, have kids in a different way, and stress over the mundane of life challanges that do matter and are important in their own way. I hope to have these things one day. A pet that my family loves and will grieve when they pass. A loving relationship that doesn't abandon me when things get hard because it won't always be easy. Travel in places I won't exactly fit in or be happy and the ability to move to somewhere I do. In my personal opinon the chapter about her awful ex from college should have been called RED FLAGS. I enjoyed this book. I hope the people I lend it to can absorb the concept. Sure it doesn't really connect with me in some aspects culturally or in experiences but it doesn't have to all the time. Good job Mary A . ( )
  Lavender3 | Dec 21, 2022 |
I'm so glad I found this in my LFL since I don't think I would have read it otherwise. The title caught my eye.

It states they are essays and they are but they are also a lesson in life, i.e., her anxiety, and her sort of lessons in life with her kids, her work, her husband. Each chapter made me laugh in many ways but there were also serious moments too.

A fast and enjoyable read. ( )
  sweetbabyjane58 | Nov 1, 2022 |
"You wish you could take a break from carrying everything. It's all so heavy. You are so fucking tired. I know."

  roseandisabella | Mar 18, 2022 |
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"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"--

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