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The slippery year : a meditation on happily ever after
Gideon, Melanie
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First-time memoirist Gideon opens with what appears to be a midlife, marital crisis, recounting her vague malaise with her comfortable but banal existence as an upper-middle-class wife and mother. However, the titular "slippery year" turns out to be simply a contrived way to link 12 essays, which are all essentially meditations on the author's various fears and neuroses and the absurdities of modern life. Gideon is a good writer, and her essays are filled with striking and often amusing observations, but they never coalesce into a coherent whole. Read her insightful takes on modern life in bites. Readalike: Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love.-Lauren Gilbert, Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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