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Mary-Louise Parker in Brooklyn Heights To Discuss New Memoir

By Nikhita Venugopal | November 27, 2015 12:12pm | Updated on November 29, 2015 7:40pm
 Mary-Louise Parker in London in 2013. The actress will be discussing her new memoir
Mary-Louise Parker in London in 2013. The actress will be discussing her new memoir "Dear Mr. You" at Brooklyn Historical Society.
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Residents will have a chance Monday to hear one of their neighbors, actress Mary-Louise Parker, discuss her new memoir, a series of letters to the men in her life. 

Parker, an Emmy and Tony-award winner, will be at Brooklyn Historical Society on Nov. 30 in conversation with poet Kevin Young from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For her book released this month, titled "Dear Mr. You," Parker has written a set of letters to the men who have shaped her life — some real, some imaginary, some who have since died.  

The book includes letters to her father, a war veteran who died in 2010, to a beloved accountant, and another titled “Dear Future Man Who Loves My Daughter,” according to the New York Times' review. 

In one letter addressed to a cab driver taking a pregnant Parker to a doctor's appointment, she appears to reveal a fragile emotional state that followed her high-profile split from actor Billy Crudup, who left Parker seven-months pregnant for then 24-year-old actress Claire Danes. 

In an interview with NPR, Parker has talked about her love for writing and receiving letters and her attempts to instill that same feeling in her children.

"It does matter to people when you take the time to consider them and put that onto paper," she said in the interview. 

Tickets for the talk are $5 for non-BHS members. Doors open at 6 p.m.