June Melby

writer, spoken word artist, mammal

My Family and Other Hazards

A perfect balance of wit and warmth: you start off laughing at a perfectly executed running joke ... but by the end you realize June Melby has been building a rich, generous, and loving portrait of her parents all along.
Michelle Wildgen, author of "Bread and Butter"


An evocative story about memory, family, and the perfection of Midwestern summers.
Wendy McClure, author of "The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie."

What happens when a couple of well-meaning-- but completely unprepared--pair of schoolteachers buy a run-down miniature golf course in Wisconsin, and try to keep it running for thirty years without going broke, or going crazy?
(Answer: their second child writes a memoir about it.)

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Books
Funny and nostalgic ... Melby deftly captures her family’s seemingly endless lakeside summers and the inevitable letting go of childhood.
Rob Spillman
Endearing... An outpouring of tender, witty memories.
Publisher's Weekly
poetry and music