Dear Mr. You

Dear Mr. You

Book - 2015
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"A wonderfully unconventional literary debut from the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501107832
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 PAR
Alternative Title: Dear Mister You

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jannylegs
Jul 14, 2016

Not as good as I wanted it to be, but I loved the tribute to her father at the end.

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dirtbag1
Apr 12, 2016

1.This book would make good reading on a quiet beach or in the early hours waiting in an airport.
2.The old chestnut, 'you can't judge a book by its cover' applies here. The people who rave about this book on the back are simply shills.
3.This book is a good example of a writer who's first love is poetry but has decided to try their hand at prose. The result? A hybrid of poetry lite and faux prose. At times very illuminating and at other times just bafflegab. Pick one.
Except for the last chapter about her father, the rest of this autobiography is well written by a person who at times almost seems to want anonymity. A refreshing perspective.

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santiano9
Mar 18, 2016

Seems to be trying too hard to be witty and unconventional. I found most stories describing life situation which were highly contrived. Did not finish....

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viewridger
Feb 27, 2016

?!?! What a mess! Applaud you if you can follow because I definitely could not!

Cynthia_N Dec 14, 2015

Somehow I didn't quite connect with this collection of letters. I like Mary-Louise and I like the idea of writing letters to people who made a difference in your life. While some of these were really touching, there were others that just didn't make sense to even write.

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