You might say she’s going from Weeds to leaves, though not of grass. Mary-Louise Parker, best known to TV audiences as Nancy Botwin on the hit Showtime series, will publish what Scribner is calling “an autobiographical literary work of nonfiction” titled Dear Mr. You. Pub date is fall 2015.
One of Broadway’s most sought-after actresses, Parker won a Tony Award for her performance in Proof, as well as a Golden Globe and Emmy for the HBO adaptation of Angels In America. Her prose has appeared in Esquire and other publications. 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,” according to the statement from Scribner, an imprint of CBS-owned Simon & Schuster.
“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.”
Colin Harrison acquired North American and audio rights for the memoir from Eric Simonoff of William Morris Endeavor.