I Miss You When I Blink | Mary Laura Philpott

Biography/ Autobiography

ISBN: 9781982102807 | BUY HERE

Contrary to popular opinion, the title of this book is NOT meant to be creepy in any way. It’s something that the author’s 3-year old son said to her one day as she prepared to go about her busy day. The essays in this collection are something the modern day wife/mother/career superwoman can strongly identify with. When Philpott had completed all that she thought denoted true happiness, she was left with a pile of anxiety. She makes us question our adulthood quandaries and identities and yet makes us wish she was our best friend. Funny and eloquent.

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