What Essay Collection Should You Read Next?

This essay collection quiz is sponsored by I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott.

I miss you when I blinkIn this memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, acclaimed essayist Mary Laura Philpott takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart. She offers up her own stories to show that identity crises don’t happen just once or only at midlife; reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary; and advises that if you’re going to faint, you should get low to the ground first. Most of all, Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down and set off on a transcontinental hike (unless you want to, of course). You can call upon your many selves to figure out who you are, who you’re not, and where you belong. Who among us isn’t trying to do that?


Because essay collections can be so wide-ranging in content and form, it’s often hard to pick your next read. This quiz asks six very easy-to-answer and fun questions to guide you into your next read. Whether your interests are in high literary memoir or low-brow political satire, this quiz is sure to point you toward your next favorite essay collection.

 

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