163: #BookTourReality

163: #BookTourReality

Mary Laura Philpott tells all. It's glorious. It's embarrassing. Nobody told you you'd be sitting on a barstool in front of a crowd in a short skirt.

Mary Laura Philpott is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a book with the most awesome subtitle ever: Essays. That's it. Here's a little something she wrote on subtitles and why we love to hate them, from LitHub.

We've been following her book launch (check back to Episode 150, #NeverReady) and now, her triumphant tour. Or maybe not so much and certainly not all the time.

Links to some of the fantastic Indies who hosted Mary Laura:

Whistlestop Bookshop

Books Are Magic

M. Judson Bookseller

Word Bookstore in Brooklyn and New Jersey

Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC

The Snail on the Wall Huntsville, AL

Politics and Prose Washington, DC

Books and Books, Florida


City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert


And finally, no interview with Mary Laura would be complete without a shoutout to her favorite Indie--and her beloved employer--Parnassus Books in Nashville.

Find out more about our guest, Mary Laura Philpott, here —and check out her latest book, I Miss You When I Blink, on IndieBound or at Libro.fm.

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