Episode 41: The Revelatory Mary-Louise Parker

Our guest this week is Mary-Louise Parker; the Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress and writer of the exceptional memoir-in-letters, Dear Mr. You. It would be an understatement to say I was nervous for this interview – there were breathing exercises happening moments before she walked in the room – but I needn’t have worried. Her vibe was calm and kind, and within seconds we were in the no-BS zone. We could (as you’ll hear) have gone on forever.

It was such a pleasure to have such an open and honest conversation with someone I admire so much. Dear Mr. You was a revelation for me. I cried so many times while reading it – not because I was upset – more because Mary-Louise hit on truths that I hadn’t had words for before. I cannot recommend this book enough. Check out The New York Times review Mary-Louise Parker’s ‘Dear Mr. You’ by one of our other favorite guests, Kate Bolick.

xoxo Angie


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