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Publisher Comments:

“We are all so curious. Hungry for the truth. If only we could ask the questions we really want to ask of each other and get the real answers. Like how many times a month do you have sex? What prescription drugs are you on? Are you happy? Really happy? Happy enough?”

For anybody who has ever wondered privately Is this all there is, Melanie Gideon’s poignant, hilarious, exuberant meditation, The Slippery Year, chronicles a year in which she confronts both the fantasies of her receding youth and the realities of midlife with a husband, a child, and a dog (one of whom runs away). She reflects on the exigencies of domesticity—the need for a household catastrophe plan, the fainting spell occasioned by the departure of her nine-year-old son for camp, the mattress wars, and the carpool line. With tenderness, unsparing honesty, and uproarious wit, Gideon brings us back again and again to the sweetness of ordinary pleasures and to life’s most enduring satisfactions. She captures perfectly that moment right before everything changes and the things we have loved forever begin to fall away for the first time.

The Slippery Year is the story of a woman’s quest to reignite passion, beauty, and mystery and discover if “happily ever after” is a possibility after all.

Synopsis:

A celebration of the indignities and consolations of modern domestic life describes the

Synopsis:

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 reflectingbeautifully and movingly on her quest to appreciate what she has.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

\Melanie Gideon was born and raised in Rhode Island. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307273048
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Author:
Gideon, Melanie
Author:
Melanie Gideon
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Self Help-Memoirs
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090804
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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Product details 224 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307273048 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A celebration of the indignities and consolations of modern domestic life describes the
"Synopsis" by , 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 reflectingbeautifully and movingly on her quest to appreciate what she has.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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