Slow Motion (Paperback)

A Memoir of a Life Rescued by Tragedy

By Dani Shapiro

Harper Perennial, 9780061826696, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/1/1998)
Paperback (10/1/1999)

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“Chilling. . . . There is a gritty honesty to her cautionary confession that will alert others to listen for and respond to wake-up calls of their own.” — New York Times Book Review

“Shapiro does not sugarcoat her life; she writes with an eviscerating, raw honesty about the wrong turns and mistakes she made.” — Boston Globe

Slow Motion is the critically-lauded bestselling memoir from acclaimed novelist Dani Shapiro (Black & White, Family History). Slow Motion is a “riveting” and “breathtaking” look (San Francisco Chronicle), free of self-pity or regret, at a life that was rescued by an unspeakable tragedy.

About the Author

Dani Shapiro is the author of the novels Black & White and Family History and the bestselling memoir Slow Motion. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Elle, Vogue, O, and other publications.