Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Best known for her lead role as Nancy Botwin on Showtime’s Weeds, she also appeared in the television adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and will star in Showtime’s forthcoming series Lit, based on the memoir by Mary Karr. Parker’s film credits include Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, and Red. Her forthcoming memoir, Dear Mr. You, is written as a series of letters to the men who have made a significant impact on her life– from a taxi cab driver she screamed at during a dark period to the orderly assigned to her after the birth of her son and to the grandfather she never knew.
Mary Karr is the author of three award-winning, bestselling memoirs: The Liar’s Club, Cherry, and Lit. A Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, Karr has won Pushcart Prizes for both verse and essays, and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.