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Perfection: a memoir of betrayal and renewal
Perfection a memoir of betrayal and renewal
Author: Julie Metz
Julie Metz had seemingly the perfect life - an adoring husband, a happy, spirited daughter, a lovely old house in a quaint suburban town - but it was all a lie. — Julie Metz's life changed forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapsed on the kitchen floor and died in her arms. Suddenly this mother of a six-year-old ...  more »
ISBN: 281907
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 346
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Publisher: Hyperion Books
Book Type: Paperback
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It is impossible to put PERFECTION down as we follow Julie Metz through her true story of love, lies, loss, and moving forward. Her raw and brave writing makes you want to cheer Metz on as she pieces her life back together, one beautiful sentence at a time.
Marian Fontana, author of Widows Walk and Middle of the Bed

Six months after her husband's funeral, Julie Metz discovered his five mistresses, one of them her presumed friend. She writes, "I couldnt kill Henry anymore, since he was, conveniently enough, dead. The seed of PERFECTION was rage, yet Metzs fury is not ugly, not even vengeful. Instead it provides this books beautiful testimony that, instead of killing the subject, the author can do something that diminishes him even more totally. She can forgive him and move on. That accomplishment, via prose, leaves me breathless.
Sarah Manguso, author of The Two Kinds of Decay
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I really liked this book. I took it to the beach with me and it was an easy read. Julia's emotions come through so strong that sometimes I teared up.