ISBN: 1982102802
EAN13: 9781982102807
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 2, 2019
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.38" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
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Book Overview

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 Post

Acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on her 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 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 Read More chevron_right

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