Published by Henry Holt & Co. in 2014. Read by Cyndy Hubbard.

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My Family & Other Hazards Book CoverWhen June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public.

 

 

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Photo of June MelbyJune Melby, a former stand-up comedian, received her MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’sLA Weekly, and National Lampoon Magazine, among other places. In 2011 she was a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and in 2003 received the International Artist Award and residency from the City of Hamburg Kulturbehorde (Cultural Affairs Department). In 2002 she was the winner of the Children’s Poetry Award at the Edinburgh International Poetry Festival. She lives in Decorah, Iowa. (From the book jacket.)