June Melby

writer, spoken word artist, mammal

Works

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.

Selected Works

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