Marietta McCarty

New Book October 9th

Leaving 1203

by Marietta McCarty


Leaving 1203 Releases October 9th

With philosopher McCarty’s characteristic wisdom, marvel, exuberance, and good will, she tells the story of emptying her beloved family home—remembering, letting go, and holding on to what matters most. Readers participate in her poignant farewell, share her joys, and also return home again.

Note from Marietta

At last, I can’t find the words. Writing Leaving 1203 was the thrill of a lifetime. When at last I held the book, I felt an itching excitement to share it immediately. I’m going to borrow retiring Yankee ballplayer Lou Gehrig’s words spoken in 1939: “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

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Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude. Joy’s tall branches are secured by deep roots; it grows in the wake of trouble and sadness in a life fully lived.
— How Philosophy Can Save Your Life