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The Habit Podcast, Episode 13: Mary Laura Philpott

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink.

Mary Laura Philpott is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a nationally bestselling memoir-in-essays. Her writing also appears in publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, The Washington Post, O The Oprah Magazine, and others.

In this episode, Jonathan and Mary Laura talk about the unexpected correlations between perfectionism and humor and the fascinating question “Who were you before you wondered who you were?”

Mentioned in this episode: Jerry Seinfeld: How to Write a Joke

Writers who make Mary Laura want to write:

  1. Maggie O’Farrell (I Am, I Am, I Am)

  2. Alexander Chee (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel)

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