September 29, 2014—Scribner will publish an autobiographical literary work of nonfiction by critically acclaimed actress Mary-Louise Parker. Titled Dear Mr. You, the book is scheduled for publication in fall 2015.
An award-winning actress of stage and screen, most notably celebrated for her lead role as Nancy Botwin on the Showtime series “Weeds,” Dear Mr. You will uniquely relate Mary-Louise Parker’s experiences and perceptions through a series of letters to the significant men in her life.
“I am so honored and thrilled to be working with Scribner and in the company of such wonderful writers,” said Mary-Louise Parker.
“From Frank McCourt to Jeannette Walls to Anjelica Huston, Scribner loves a great memoirist, and Mary-Louise Parker is one,” said Nan Graham, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner. “Her writing is magnificent; the conceit – a memoir in letters to men – is wholly original and brilliantly executed.”
“Mary-Louise Parker’s prose is vivid, urgent, and emotionally frank,” said Colin Harrison, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of Scribner. “We are pleased and proud to bring Dear Mr. You to readers.”
In addition to her performance in “Weeds” for which she won a Golden Globe Award, Mary-Louise Parker has starred in numerous plays, films, and television series, including “Red,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Grand Canyon,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Angels in America,” for which she won a Golden Globe and Emmy Award, and “Proof,” for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress. Her prose has appeared in Esquire and other publications.
Colin Harrison acquired North American and audio rights for the memoir, from Eric Simonoff of William Morris Endeavor.
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