Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott is the nationally bestselling author of the essay collection I Miss You When I Blink (2019) and the memoir Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives (2022), which was called a “masterwork” by the New York Times and a “beautifully wrought ode to life” by the Washington Post. It was also named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review, one of the Best Books of 2022 by NPR, an Indie Next pick by booksellers nationwide, an Amazon Editor’s Choice selection, and a notable or most anticipated book by publications ranging from PEOPLE magazine to the Read with Jenna community on, among others. Her writing has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and many other publications. Mary Laura lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

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