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July 29, 2019 @ 12:05 am

Episode 68: Mary Laura Philpott talks essays, feelings and perfectionism

We're thrilled to share this conversation with essayist Mary Laura Philpott, author of the most excellent collection I Miss You When I Blink. Mary Laura is also the Emmy-award winning co-host of A Word on Words, a literary interview show on Nashville Public Television; the author and illustrator of the book Penguins with People Problems; and "book enthusiast at large" for Parnassus Books — as well as an all-around delightful human.

We talk about feelings, the art of the personal essay, the transition between projects, how to work when you don’t know the outcome, quitting, and of course get some great book recommendations.

Find Mary Laura online here, and on Twitter, Instagram,and Facebook.

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Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee.

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá. Have a question you'd like us to try to answer, or a topic you'd love to have us cover? Interested in being a guest? Contact us here. Thanks for listening, and get to work!

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If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.

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