Dear Mr. You (CD-Audio)

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Mary-Louise Parker has written an extremely accessible and candid memoir. Taking the form of letters sent to the men who have played pivotal roles in her life, "Dear Mr You" is a far cry from your typical Hollywood tell-all. Parker has the talent of a novelist, and a gift for telling her stories with heart and clarity. — Chris Linendoll

Mary-Louise Parker has written an extremely accessible and candid memoir. Taking the form of letters sent to the men who have played pivotal roles in her life, "Dear Mr You" is a far cry from your typical Hollywood tell-all. Parker has the talent of a novelist, and a gift for telling her stories with heart and clarity. — Chris Linendoll

November 2015 Indie Next List


“Parker's debut memoir is a poetic revelation about being human. The casual wordplay is barefoot and silly at times, but equally substantial and pervasive. Her one-way correspondences about loved ones, ancestors, and strangers are kind, doting, and frank, and the chapters roll out like sentinels from Parker's life of artistry and her examination of womanhood. She woos the reader with concise language that both charms and offends, but will not back down. I am smitten!”
— Jilleen Moore (M), Square Books, Oxford, MS

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2017 Audie Award Finalist for Narration by the Author

The bestselling, wonderfully unconventional, “warmly conspiratorial…seriously good” (The New York Times) literary memoir from the award-winning actress that has received fabulous and wide praise. “There is no one else quite like Mary-Louise Parker…Funny, heartbreaking and profound” (Elle).

An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman’s life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of these letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.

About the Author


Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Her writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and The Bullet. This is her first book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781442388352
ISBN-10: 1442388358
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
Language: English
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