I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

“I've spent my adult life prowling bookshelves for the modern-day reincarnation of my favorite authors—Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin—all rolled into one...Good news: I have finally found their successor.” —Elisabeth Egan, The Washington PostAcclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-ess...

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Title:I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays Reviews

  • Tyler Goodson

    This book will make you feel better. Mary Laura is open and honest about personal anxiety, family life, professional complacency, and, of course, the existential damage wreaked by Atlanta traffic. She makes you feel less alone, and encouraged, and confident. It's like hanging out with your best friend, your life coach, and your favorite writer all at once. I Miss You When I Blink is an impossibly perfect reading experience.

  • Brittany | thebookishfiiasco

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    this was one of the most pleasant, funny, real, honest, and friendly reads i’ve ever read. every time i had this book with me and read a few of the stories, i felt like i was with a friend. that’s some pretty stellar writing, if you ask me. each story encapsulated a bit of wisdom, a bit of humor, and a lot of realness, which is pretty much all i’m ever looking for.

    i think it’s that authenticity that made this book the great experience that it was for me. i felt like i wal

    (@atriabooks #partner)

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    this was one of the most pleasant, funny, real, honest, and friendly reads i’ve ever read. every time i had this book with me and read a few of the stories, i felt like i was with a friend. that’s some pretty stellar writing, if you ask me. each story encapsulated a bit of wisdom, a bit of humor, and a lot of realness, which is pretty much all i’m ever looking for.

    i think it’s that authenticity that made this book the great experience that it was for me. i felt like i walked away from this having learned information i want to remember in my own life, while i had moments of laughter, moments of sad, and overall didn’t want it to end. highly recommend you read this, especially if you’re looking for some direct, feel good realness.

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    5/5 ✨

  • Janelle • She Reads with Cats

    Thank you so much Atria Books for my free copy!

    I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK is a personal, witty, and heartfelt collection of essays where every sentence is pure gold. Philpott writes beautifully and with such authenticity I felt like I was getting to know a friend. Like everyone, there are milestones in my life that I want to go back and revisit but the moments are gone and memories are all that is left.

    “You can stand by your past decisions even if they took you to a present where you don’t belong

    Thank you so much Atria Books for my free copy!

    I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK is a personal, witty, and heartfelt collection of essays where every sentence is pure gold. Philpott writes beautifully and with such authenticity I felt like I was getting to know a friend. Like everyone, there are milestones in my life that I want to go back and revisit but the moments are gone and memories are all that is left.

    “You can stand by your past decisions even if they took you to a present where you don’t belong anymore.”

    This memoir style essay collection especially spoke to me regarding living up to self-proclaimed expectations and the worry that comes with that. Philpott touches on identity, anxiety, family, career, and failure, all in a very insightful, relatable, and intelligent way. I laughed out loud, and at moments felt very sad, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Her message of it’s alright not to be perfect is encouraging and hopeful. This was the perfect book for me to read right now - pure perfection.

  • Jessica Jeffers

    Believe the hype on this one; it's flippin' brilliant. More to come.

  • Kelsey (Kelseylovesbooks)

    I Miss You When I Blink spoke to a spiritual level within me. At times, it was like Mary was looking into my soul and saying “As a type-A person who likes control, I know you need to hear this.” And within the essay titled “A Letter to the Type a Person in Distress”, that is literally what she was doing. I felt seen by this book, I laughed during this book, and I gained permission I didn’t know I needed from this book.

    Several essays are about Mary’s life with children, and while I do not have ch

    I Miss You When I Blink spoke to a spiritual level within me. At times, it was like Mary was looking into my soul and saying “As a type-A person who likes control, I know you need to hear this.” And within the essay titled “A Letter to the Type a Person in Distress”, that is literally what she was doing. I felt seen by this book, I laughed during this book, and I gained permission I didn’t know I needed from this book.

    Several essays are about Mary’s life with children, and while I do not have children, I still found the essays humorous and knew that if I did/do have children, this is likely exactly how I will be as a parent. I could have read twenty more essays by her, and I hope that in the future she publishes another set of essays, because I would definitely read it. I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)

    4.5 rounded up

    “I know already how much I miss things that happened in the past- how they’re right there behind my eyelids but also gone forever. “

    This quote and so many others in @marylauraphilpott ‘s new memoir really spoke to me. As a mom to one son already in college and the next (and last) son heading there in the fall, I often wish I could go back in time, just for a day and revisit them when they were young children. Those moments are right there in my memory, but as Mary said...gone fore

    4.5 rounded up

    “I know already how much I miss things that happened in the past- how they’re right there behind my eyelids but also gone forever. “

    This quote and so many others in @marylauraphilpott ‘s new memoir really spoke to me. As a mom to one son already in college and the next (and last) son heading there in the fall, I often wish I could go back in time, just for a day and revisit them when they were young children. Those moments are right there in my memory, but as Mary said...gone forever.

    I don’t want to give the impression this was at all a sad book, in fact, it was just the opposite. I laughed at so many of Mary’s accurate observations and I related to just about everything in this book! I finally had to give up highlighting quotes on my kindle since there was so much I wanted to remember and will just wait until the book is released so I can buy my own copy:)

    Written in a conversational style, this funny, insightful, and poignant memoir reads like an evening of wine and honest conversation with your closest friend! I loved it!

  • Elyse Walters

    Audiobook.. narrated by the author.

    Mary Laura Philpott is so enjoyable!!

    .....wise, savvy, smart, funny!

    “What happens when you check off off the boxes on your to-do list and realize you might need to reinvent the list—and yourself?”

    Maybe.....that’s why most of us never complete our to-do lists....we’re afraid to reinvent ourselves. Ha!

    Very satisfying Audiobook.....

    looking at life in CHUNKS!!!!

    “I Miss You When I Blink”..

    is marvelous!!!!

  • Kristy K

    3.5 Stars

    I’m learning that I really like memoirs in essay form, or maybe just essays in general. Philpott fills hers with relatable anecdotes and a great mixture of humor and authenticity.

  • lit.erary.britt

    Smart, witty personal essays are some of my favorite reading. Philpott reminds us that being an adult, even one who seemingly has everything, is hard and periodically sucks. Sometimes we have to step back and assess ourselves; tweak a few things or make drastic changes. As someone who has moved a lot, I understand that urge (though, like Philpott, I currently reside in the Nashville area and quite like it). I enjoyed these stories, but feel like they scratch the surface. I’d read the hell out of

    Smart, witty personal essays are some of my favorite reading. Philpott reminds us that being an adult, even one who seemingly has everything, is hard and periodically sucks. Sometimes we have to step back and assess ourselves; tweak a few things or make drastic changes. As someone who has moved a lot, I understand that urge (though, like Philpott, I currently reside in the Nashville area and quite like it). I enjoyed these stories, but feel like they scratch the surface. I’d read the hell out of a full-on memoir.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for the opportunity to read and review this collection!

  • Skyler Autumn

    Ummmm, this was not great and I'm a little surprised by that. This book is quite hyped up and being compared to a personal favourite read of mine The Rules Don't Apply by Ariel Levy so I did go into this book expecting a lot more substance than was actually delivered.

    I Miss You When I Blink was slated as a collection of personal essays that address feelings of depression, anxiety and inadequacy amidst having what most (everyone honestly) would classify as a very successful, loving and

    Ummmm, this was not great and I'm a little surprised by that. This book is quite hyped up and being compared to a personal favourite read of mine The Rules Don't Apply by Ariel Levy so I did go into this book expecting a lot more substance than was actually delivered.

    I Miss You When I Blink was slated as a collection of personal essays that address feelings of depression, anxiety and inadequacy amidst having what most (everyone honestly) would classify as a very successful, loving and well-rounded life. Now I'm not on the bandwagon of most people that are rolling their eyes at what they classify as "white privilege problems." Honestly I don't care where you're at in life everyone is entitled to their feelings and if you're writing about your life that's just the beach you're coming from. So for me the subject matter wasn't the issue it was the way it was delivered.

    This book was suppose to be about the author going through a hard time in her life yet at no point did any of these essays dive deep enough to capture that. They were less about life stories and more about personal mantras or letters of appreciation to type-a personalities which just came across like one of those therapy exercises where you have to write an imaginary letter to someone or something of significance. Which I assume is quite therapeutic to write but it is quite dull to read. It just felt like the whole time I was trying to understand why she was sad, and if she even was that sad, and wait is it cause we all die in the end? When a book is this generic and surface it just doesn't impact you, and honestly I'd give it an hour before I'm no longer am able to recap what I just read to anyone. Bit bummed I thought this book was going to be really great.

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