About the Author
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.