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The Resource I miss you when I blink : essays, Mary Laura Philpott

I miss you when I blink : essays, Mary Laura Philpott

Label
I miss you when I blink : essays
Title
I miss you when I blink
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Mary Laura Philpott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philpott, Mary Laura
Dewey number
305.244/2092
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275. P5937
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philpott, Mary Laura
  • Middle-aged women
  • Women authors, American
  • Television talk show hosts
  • Women
  • Adulthood
  • Middle-aged women
  • Television talk show hosts
  • Women authors, American
  • Women
  • United States
Label
I miss you when I blink : essays, Mary Laura Philpott
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I miss you when I blink -- Everything to be happy about -- The perfect murder weapon -- Wonder Woman -- Lobsterman -- Mermaids and destiny -- Disappearing act -- P-O-I-S-O-N -- Good job -- This guy -- Welcome to the club -- The window -- Me real -- The ex-pat concept -- The pros and cons of joining the Ruby Committee -- Sports radio -- Rock you like a hurricane -- No safe place -- A letter to the extremely type-A person in distress -- Stuck in traffic -- Diane Von Furstenberg's apartment -- Nora Ephron and the lives of trees -- This is not my cat -- Ungrateful bitch -- Sloths on a waterbed -- And then the dog died -- Wish list -- The unaccountable weight of accountability -- Blind spot detection -- The joy of quitting -- I'm sorry, Mindy Kaling -- Try it again, more like you
Control code
on1057731101
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 pages;
Isbn
9781982102807
Lccn
2018030497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731101
Label
I miss you when I blink : essays, Mary Laura Philpott
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I miss you when I blink -- Everything to be happy about -- The perfect murder weapon -- Wonder Woman -- Lobsterman -- Mermaids and destiny -- Disappearing act -- P-O-I-S-O-N -- Good job -- This guy -- Welcome to the club -- The window -- Me real -- The ex-pat concept -- The pros and cons of joining the Ruby Committee -- Sports radio -- Rock you like a hurricane -- No safe place -- A letter to the extremely type-A person in distress -- Stuck in traffic -- Diane Von Furstenberg's apartment -- Nora Ephron and the lives of trees -- This is not my cat -- Ungrateful bitch -- Sloths on a waterbed -- And then the dog died -- Wish list -- The unaccountable weight of accountability -- Blind spot detection -- The joy of quitting -- I'm sorry, Mindy Kaling -- Try it again, more like you
Control code
on1057731101
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 pages;
Isbn
9781982102807
Lccn
2018030497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731101

Library Locations

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      42.6568333 -71.141443
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