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Author: Mary-Louise Parker Narrator: Mary-Louise Parker, Mary-Louise Parker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781442388369
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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. Readers 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unveils intimate details about her childhood and her relationships with a refreshing sincerity.”

    New Yorker

  • “Deeply funny and entirely original.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Poetic and often hilarious.”


  • “By turns fiercely intelligent and downright goofy, Parker is above all relentlessly self-critical and often self-deprecating… Many actors produce books, but few of these leave a reader wanting more; Parker is a formidably talented exception.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Intimate and polished.”

    Associated Press

  • “A unique, poised, and polished first book from a respected actress.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Mary-Louise Parker narrates her own collection of essays…Her gently expressive performance matches her often dry wit and gives her confessions an air of authenticity and intimacy…Parker’s blend of mischief, tenacity, intelligence, and sensitivity shines through her performance.”


  • “This book will shake your soul out. Funny, surprising, angry, intimate, political, saucy, profound, and very very tender indeed, this is a book that will pass from mother to daughter to father to son and back to mother again. A wonderful literary achievement.”

    Colum McCann, New York Times bestselling author

  • A November 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • A BookPage Top Pick for November 2015
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick for 11 Books That Grab You from Page One
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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About the Author

Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Her writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and Bullet.

About the Narrator

Mary-Louise Parker is an actress who is best known for her lead role on the Showtime television series Weeds. She has appeared in a number of films and television series, including REDFried Green TomatoesBoys on the SideThe West Wing, and Angels in America. Parker has received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award; she is also the recipient of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Actress for the Broadway play Proof.