Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. The literary debut from the Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress and star of Weeds, Angels in America, and Showtime's forthcoming series Lit is as unconventional in its form as in its telling.
Parker writes to a coworker in a loincloth at her co-op; to a taxi driver she screamed at during a dark period; to the orderly assigned to her after the birth of her son; to the grandfather she never knew; to the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted, and the future man who will love that daughter. Her letters reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.
Parker's writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and The Bullet.
Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress, as well as the author of Dear Mr. You.
David Plotz is Slate's editor. He is the author of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible.
In 1992, Plotz graduated from Harvard. Prior to his work at Slate, he worked as a paralegal for the Department of Justice, which he disliked, switching to journalism. Thereafter, he served as a writer and editor for the Washington City Paper. He joined Slate when it launched in 1996.