2012. A near fine copy in unread condition.
Married to William for twenty years, Alice remembers the first time they met like it was yesterday. But these days she posts things on Facebook that she once confided to him. Invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, Alice's longings come pouring out in the answers of "Wife 22." And "Researcher 101" listens in a way that William hasn't in a long time. Meanwhile, everything in Alice's life is turning upside down.
Priase for The Slippery Year: 'The author's dry, self-depreciating wit about situations ... manage to seem both vividly unique and universal... By the end of the book I felt like I had just spent several hours knocking back drinks with an especially funny friend.' The New Yorker 'An incredibly honest and witty take on a year in [Melanie Gideon's] life as a 40-something mom/wife/writer. It made me laugh out loud and want to be her friend.' More 'With self-effacing humor, Ms. Gideon chronicles the mundanity and small epiphanies of everyday life.' The New York Times 'Gideon explores her pain, doubt, regret, and confusion as a wife and mother at midlife with great poise and insight and, ultimately, a gentle aura of hope.' Elle 'Melanie Gideon is a wonderful companion -- smart, rueful and painfully funny. Truly, the one thing wrong with this book is that it had to end.' Allison Pearson, Author of I Don't Know How She Does It
Melanie Gideon is the author of the bestseller The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After. Published in France, Israel, Hungary and the UK, The Slippery Year received wide critical acclaim. Gideon is also the author of two young adult novels: Pucker and The Map that Breathed. She has written for the New York Times, The Times, the Daily Mail, More and Marie Claire.