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My Family and Other Hazards

Winner, Midwest Connections Award; New York Times Bestseller!

My Family and Other Hazards is a wonderful, witty account of growing up on a mini-golf course…In a droll, understated voice that recalls Dorothy Parker ... The book is packed with self-contained vignettes that have the shapeliness of a well-told joke." –Christian Science Monitor


Enchanting... An outpouring of tender, witty memories... Melby showcases her corny, unaffected Midwestern humor in this inspired work. –Publisher's Weekly

A summer delight . . . Melby's ode to Wisconsin is rich with detail. –Minneapolis Star Tribune


A winning, charming memoir about summers spent at a family-owned mini-golf course in Wisconsin. Funny and nostalgic without being sentimental, Melby deftly captures her family’s seemingly endless lakeside summers and the inevitable letting go of childhood. A perfect summer book –Rob Spillman, editor "Tin House"


Witty . . . A lot of fun and enjoyable to navigate. –Kirkus

“Clever, outrageously funny . . . My Family and Other Hazards is a nostalgic look back at Melby's experiences and the inevitability of letting go of one's childhood.” –Express Milwaukee

June Melby and Her Future Enemies - cd

Studio recording of June's poem-songs with her band, including guitar, drums, bass, and more. These tracks are half-spoken, half sung, and include "Bonking Sound" and "Dust." Recorded in Los Angeles. Buy yourself a copy, or download at cdbaby.

Tub Toys

A chapbook collection of poetry, ink drawings, and cover art by June Melby. Her third collection.