The Slippery Year by Melanie Gideon

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Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery Year chronicles her struggle to rediscover meaning and pleasure in life while navigating the comical ups and downs of cohabiting with a husband, a child, and a dog: mattress wars with her snoring mate, the psychological minefield of the school carpool line, and sending her son to sleep-away camp for the first time. Gideon manages to be laugh-out-loud funny while also reflecting beautifully and movingly on her quest to appreciate what she has.




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About Melanie Gideon

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Melanie Gideon is the bestselling author of The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After, which was named an NPR and San Francisco Chronicle best book of the year. She is also the author of two young adult novels: Pucker and The Map That Breathed, both New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, More, Shape, The Times, the Daily Mail, and Marie Claire. She was born and raised in Rhode Island. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.
 
Published July 23, 2009 by Anchor. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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A young-adult author reflects on the realities of middle age.

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The New York Times

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With self-effacing humor, Melanie Gideon chronicles the mundanity and small epiphanies of everyday life in her new memoir, “The Slippery Year.”

Jul 30 2009 | Read Full Review of The Slippery Year

The New York Times

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Books by Melanie Gideon, William Knoedelseder, T. R. Reid and Constance Rosenblum.

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The Anniston Star

... Book review: The Slippery Year - The Slippery Year: A Meditation On Happily
Ever After By Melanie Gideon Knopf 2009 212 pp; $24.95 ...

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