Mary-Louise Parker Writing Memoir in Letters

Posted on September 29, 2014

Cover of Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise-Parker


Mary Louise-Parker inked a deal with Simon and Schuster's Scribner imprint to write a memoir which will focus on her relationships with men. The book will be called Dear Mr. You and is scheduled to hit bookstores in fall, 2015.

The book will be published by Scribner. The book will have a unique format for a memoir: it will be in the form of a series of letters from Mary-Louise to the men who have played an important role in her life. Nan Graham, the Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner, is thrilled with the unusual entry in the celebrity memoir genre. She describes Mary-Louise's idea for the book as "wholly original and brilliantly executed." She has high praise for Mary-Louise's writing skills, as well, calling them "magnificent."

Not to be outdone by Ms. Graham, Colin Harrison, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of Scribner, describes Mary-Louise's prose as "vivid, urgent, and emotionally frank." We're not used to higher ups at major book publishers praising the writing skills of actors, so we'd say that there is no ghost writer involved. Mary-Louse has written essays for a number of publications, including Esquire.

Mary-Louise has racked up many awards for her work in television, movies and the theatre: she has a Best Actress Tony Award for Proof, an Emmy and Golden Globe for Angels in America, and a Golden Globe for her role as Nancy Botwin on Showtime's hit series Weeds. Mary-Louise can currently be seen on season 2 of one of our favorite shows, CBS' The Blacklist. She plays Red Reddington's (James Spader's) ex-wife who is targeted by an old enemy of Reddington's.

We love the idea of the memoir in letters to men and think it's going to be really interesting. Some of the men we think may be getting a heartfelt letter include Billy Crudup, her son William, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Charlie Mars. Just a guess.

Photo: CBS