Whether or not you're a fan of Parker's, you'll be enthralled by the honesty with which she reveals herself, even—or especially—at her worst moments.
Why I love it
In an era when the term "celebrity memoir" has become code for "ghost-written washed-over boilerplate," Mary-Louise Parker's new book stands out as an exception to the rule. The book is a collection of letters to the men who shaped her life, and while each of the letters are ostensibly about a man, together they reveal more about the author than they do the subjects. And Park...
Katy Beth C.
Takoma Park, MD
"Mary-Louise Parker's writing style is incredibly easy to read while also being thought provoking. The essay "Dear Oyster Picker" had be sobbing."
WAITE PARK, MN
"Loved this. Have considered writing my own memoir towards people in my life with initial form instead of "Dear...". It shows that she's really been through a lot in her life, very empowering. "
"Some sections were better than others, but her writing was very smart and really draws you in. Final story was my favorite."
"Honest, funny, relatebale, heartfelt. I loved it!"
Kansas City, MO
"I did not expect to love this one so much. It is a great concept and I would highly recommend. "
Los Angeles, CA
"Probably between 'like' and 'love', but it was a quick, often funny and thought provoking read. "
"I read this a while ago now but remember really connecting to some of the letters. The book is filled with a lot of emotion. Good read. "
La Canada, CA
"Thought this was fantastic......Mary-Louise Parker can write!"
Newbury Park, CA
"I felt as if I knew the author personally; the tone of her writing style is as unique as she is. Her experiences are told with such honesty, wit, depth, and lovely nostalgia. Prepare to be inspired."
San Diego, CA
"Each Christmas, my husband finds a signed first edition of my favorite book that I read that year. This was that book this year. I laughed, I cried, I was spellbound. MLP is a powerhouse."