Mary Laura Philpott

Photograph by Heidi Ross
About The Author

Mary Laura Philpott writes essays that examine the overlap of the absurd and the profound in everyday life. Her writing has been featured in print or online by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and other publications. She’s the founding editor of Musing, the online magazine of Parnassus Books, as well as an Emmy-winning cohost of the show A Word on Words on Nashville Public Television. She also wrote and illustrated the humor book Penguins with People Problems, a quirky look at the embarrassments of being human. Mary Laura lives in Nashville with her family.

MAY 30
6:00 PM
in person
In conversation with Amanda Heckert
420 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403
AUG 17
in person
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Books by Mary Laura Philpott