I Miss You When I Blink

Author: Mary Laura Philpott

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1982102810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8438


NATIONAL BESTSELLER A charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays by acclaimed writer and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott, “the modern day reincarnation of…Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin—all rolled into one” (The Washington Post), about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on a successful life’s to-do list and realized she might need to reinvent the list—and herself. 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 still 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? Taking on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood, Philpott provides a “frank and funny look at what happens when, in the midst of a tidy life, there occur impossible-to-ignore tugs toward creativity, meaning, and the possibility of something more” (Southern Living). She offers up her own stories to show that identity crises don’t happen just once or only at midlife and reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary. Most of all, in this “warm embrace of a life lived imperfectly” (Esquire), Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down. 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? “Be forewarned that you’ll laugh out loud and cry, probably in the same essay. Philpott has a wonderful way of finding humor, even in darker moments. This is a book you’ll want to buy for yourself and every other woman you know” (Real Simple).

I Miss You When I Blink

Author: Mary Laura Philpott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369333438

Category:

Page: 300

View: 3800


In this memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, Philpott takes on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood 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?

Don't Blink ... Or You'll Miss It!

Author: Bill Hart

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552127907

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 2337


This is a compilation of humorous stories from the towns and hamlets of Canada's West Coast. Here's where you can laugh at other people's foibles while remembering your own.

Blink

Author: C.B. Stone

Publisher: InkedPlot Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 7222


Blink Poetry

Author: Nancy Barnes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1794741194

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6441


Blink: Rebel Minds

Author: C.B. Stone

Publisher: InkedPlot Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 2848


In the Blink of an Eye

Author: Celistine Moors

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1098076699

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 7132


"I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6). Everyone in the house must call on our Lord and Savior. The fear of the voices that screamed through the long vacant hallways sent chills and terror through all who occupy the house. Someone's voice, not recognizable, whispered in the background, "Have you not forgotten about why we are here?" Everyone in the room abruptly stood up. "That was a child's voice!" someone shouted. The group rose to their feet and started looking in every corner for the child who had spoken, to no avail. Everyone was starting to understand that they must continue to work together to continue to fight the evil. It was time again to kneel down and pray.

Blink of an Eye

Author: Ted Dekker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595542876

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

View: 1514


A Saudi Arabian princess fleeing a forced marriage teams up with a graduate student named Seth, who has the ability to see multiple futures, and both become fugitives while trapped in the middle of a dangerous struggle for power.