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Slow Motion: A Memoir of a Life Rescued by Tragedy (P.S.) Paperback – January 26, 2010
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"No doubt to regroup as rapidly as Shapiro does requires brutal honesty and a well-honed sense of humor-elements she wields artfully in her short, fabulous history. . . . She's driving with the top down. Bright Lights, Big City-the chick version."-People
"Absolutely heart-rending . . . a great piece of writing and an inspirational tale . . . Slow Motion illuminates the rocky road to integrity and maturity in graceful but wrenching steps."-Salon
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At twenty-three, Dani Shapiro was in the midst of a major rebellion against her religious upbringing. She had dropped out of college, was halfheartedly acting in television commercials, and was carrying on with an older married man when her life was changed, in an instant, by a phone call. Her parents had been in a devastating car accident. Neither was expected to survive. In her first memoir, Shapiro offers this powerful true story of a life turned around—not by miracles or happy endings, but by unexpected personal catastrophe.
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061826696
- ISBN-10 : 0061826693
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.61 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (January 26, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #339,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dani Shapiro brings to the page unflinching truths about herself in her early to mid-20s. Raised in the Jewish tradition, Dani was also raised with money and privilege. Now in her second decade, she has become the mistress of her best friend's step-father.
From here, you can expect to read about multiple falls from grace but also an awakening triggered by the phone call changing everything.
Imagine learning that the man who had been your hero was dead and an ambulance took your mother to the hospital with multiple serious injuries following an auto accident. You are now in charge of settling your father's estate and caring for your mother. How do you do this and continue the lifestyle you have adopted?
Painfully and carefully, Dani Shapiro steps us through her days and nights with candor. Written with novel-like care and leaning against the elegant wall of poetry, Shapiro's story stays with her reader long after the reading is over.
A remarkable rite-of-passage story Slow Motion is the best of the best memoirs I've read in recent times.
There are those who won't like Dani Shapiro's story. Yet, there will also be those who don't necessarily enjoy it, but find it a book worth reading. For example, this candid look at Shapiro's life shows her ability to put her MFA in Creative Writing to good use. And her story could be the change in someone else's life. You make the call--to read or not to read.