April 22, 2022

Fresh Take: Mary Laura Philpott on "Bomb Shelter"

You can think you’ve accounted for every variable as a parent, but then something happens that turns everything upside down. This week, Mary Laura Philpott, author of Bomb Shelter, discusses the unexpected variables in her life and how she copes.


Mary Laura Philpott is the author of the national bestseller I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK, and the brand-new memoir BOMB SHELTER: LOVE, TIME, AND OTHER EXPLOSIVES, which is out now. You can also find her writing in publications including the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Real Simple. Mary Laura's moving memoir touches on why parenting is a paradox, her own experiences as a parent navigating the unknown, and what it means to be an "anxious optimist."

In this episode, Amy, Margaret, and Mary discuss:

  • Just who the turtle on the cover of Mary's book is
  • Where the title "Bomb Shelter" originated from
  • Why we feel the need to "follow the rules" of the universe in exchange for leniency


Here's where you can find Mary on the web:

www.marylauraphilpott.com

Instagram: @marylauraphilpott

Twitter: @MaryLauraPh

Order Mary's new book Bomb Shelter here


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