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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!

    5 of 5 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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    Sharon 10-11-17
    Sharon 10-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Dear Mr. You"

    I am not qualified to review this book, but in my mind it was deeper than heartfelt. The book was rich with an enormous number of descriptive experiences and emotions. Every person will be enriched by listening to Mary Louise Parker's words in speaking on her Father.

    Stay with each one experience for it culminates in a last third which one is able to stop and be led to continue to complete the book.

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    Anonymous 07-03-17
    07-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Emotionally intense"

    The stories are hardcore, highly personal and gut-wrenching - it isn't by any measure light reading (or, well, listening). Her performance really brings the book to life.

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    carrie zirwas 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredibly Relatable"

    Left me wanting more and to be her friend. Thank you John, Caroline and Mary-Louise!

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    Chercheuse San Jose, CA, US 05-20-17
    Chercheuse San Jose, CA, US 05-20-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Poetic Navel Gazing"

    Could not get through much of this book. When Parker writes about others, as she does in the audio sample for the book, in which she writes about her grandfather, it is palatable even interesting. But much of the early pieces are about taking theater classes and focusing on 'yous' who appear to be guys she is involved with. Those pieces seem to come out of her personal journal and they should have stayed there no matter how well written. She does not make me care about the dynamics of her theater classes or her goals and lifestyle as a young adult. Such sections, written and read as if they contain universally compelling truths and insights, seem self indulgent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Flora 05-08-17
    J. Flora 05-08-17
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    "Wonderful"

    I love this book so much for its honesty, sincerity, and humor. Each chapter stands on its own and brings a unique profile.

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