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Critical Praise

[Ms. Metz] brings refreshing candor to a startling, painful tale.

—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

I read PERFECTION breathlessly, grateful to its author for these unvarnished truths about her late husband's infidelities. Julie Metz gives us a brave and fascinating postmortem on a seemingly happy marriage, creating an emotional detective story that is unforgettable.

—Elinor Lipman, author of MY LATEST GRIEVANCE and THE FAMILY MAN

[Metz's] memoir of the year after her husband abruptly died is poignant, powerful, and absolutely riveting.

—Chris Bohjalian, author of MIDWIVES and THE DOUBLE BIND