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Dear Mr. You Audiobook

Dear Mr. You

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Publisher's Summary

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. Listeners 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.

©2015 Mary-Louise Parker (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Vicki J. O'Grady-Longo 11-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Profoundly moved and delighted"

    This book was like a long weekend away at an Inne with an old ms dearest of friends as she reminisced about her dad, her family and long lost loves - I listened in my car via Audible and feel that the book became 'alive' to me because Mary Louise read the letters to me. As the memory keeper in my family it made me long to write my own stories - to tell our learnings and to share that which I have evolved to comprehend and discern into prose. This book is a promise kept. This is a book about promises to come. This is a book that lingers with my soul and intertwined and wraps my heart with genuine wath. As the harmonica closes out the story a smile will form on your face. I feel so special to have had but a glimpse into the soul of a fellow sojourner .

    We have all loved, we have all regretted, we have all reconciled and all lost in the name of relationships. From the wreck less abandonment of new love to the poetry of commitment told they the eyes of her mom and dad - Mary Louise gives a poignant performance worthy of praise. Well done Mary Louise- you've made a difference in me and I will cherish your book. Thank you very much for scribing the etchings of your heart!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eduardo Aparicio Austin, Texas, USA 01-24-16
    Eduardo Aparicio Austin, Texas, USA 01-24-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Insightful and exquisite writing"

    A rare mix of candor, insight, and a masterful command of English. Kudos to Parker.

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    ShariAnna - Arizona 01-13-16 Member Since 2014

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    "just read it..."

    ...or better yet, listen on audio. Its awesome! A review cannot do it justice. entertaining, respectful, deep and genuine,,,!

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    carolyn redman 08-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding Choice"

    This book is raw, honest, intelligent and so beautifully written. This is by far my favorite audible book! Mary- Louise Parker is immensely talented writer.

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    lara coley 05-19-16
    lara coley 05-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Parker is a poet."

    Beautiful book full of grace and wisdom. Read like a close friend revealing their best moments and realizations.

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    Erin 03-21-17
    Erin 03-21-17
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    "Loved it!"

    I absolutely loved this book. Such a truly creative narrative. After reading it, I can't help but think of all of my own Mr. You's. I laughed, I cried and I was truly moved. Wonderful narration as well.

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    Stephanie Smith 03-08-17
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    "Achingly beautiful"

    I'm struggling to find the words to properly describe the quiet and remarkable beauty of this book. Gorgeously written, it moved me and made me laugh and cry, sometimes in the same moment. Most of all, though, each clearly carefully chosen word resonated in its raw authenticity. It is poetry about the beautiful melee of life. Read it immediately.

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    Peter Hamilton Arlington Heights, IL United States 02-23-17
    Peter Hamilton Arlington Heights, IL United States 02-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    I saw a little bit of me in every Dear Mr. You. Thank You for sharing Life, in honest poetic language, how else could we communicate.

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    Eugene 01-17-17
    Eugene 01-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Different but interesting!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dear Mr. You to be better than the print version?

    I loved hearing Mary-Louise Parker read her letters. I felt like she was reading to me and enjoyed that.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dear Mr. You?

    Some on her letters really pull you in and you can imagine what she was feeling.


    What about Mary-Louise Parker’s performance did you like?

    She was dramatic in her reading of the letters which made them more emotional, funny or strange.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure. I got through it rather quickly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa H. 01-11-17
    Melissa H. 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting approach, outstanding performance"
    What made the experience of listening to Dear Mr. You the most enjoyable?

    Narration by the author is always a winner, but Parker's storytelling is so so much more. She has a true gift for speaking to the reader and crafting a story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last scenes with her father were particularly powerful without being saccharine.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Perhaps Cerberus, surprisingly. The story is told emotionally raw but completely devoid of apologies or pity, almost as if the author dug into the wound again and again to make sure the reader had a true understanding of the journey beginning middle and end.


    Any additional comments?

    I mourned the loss of this book after the last line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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