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Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart - 28 True Stories of Love, Loss and Everything in Between [Paperback]

Freelance Success
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Book Description

Sept. 28 2010 0615367518 978-0615367514
For anyone who has fallen in love, been betrayed, lost a parent or let a child fly from the nest, Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart will resonate with your heart. A woman recalls her decision to lose her virginity at 17 - and the emotional roller coaster that ensues when her parents discover a secret stash of prophylactics. A mother comes to terms with her adopted daughter's quest to find her birth mom. A black Labrador wreaks havoc on one woman's idyllic relationship with her boyfriend- until she, too, falls in love with the beautiful canine. A pregnant woman discovers her husband's affair - and realizes that the baby she's carrying is her ticket to rebirth. A daughter learns that the way into her father's heart is through her hair. These are just a few of the essays in Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart: 28 True Stories of Love, Loss & Everything in Between. In this compelling collection, a group of writers, who connected through a professional community called Freelance Success, share the joy and angst at the root of all relationships. Through stories of family and friends, lovers and exes, even pets and rock stars, these writers demonstrate the enduring power of relationships to drive, haunt, empower, and enrich us.

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This compilation of essays has a moment for everyone. Each essay is well-crafted and provides us with an insight into real-life situations that many, if not all, of us can easily relate to. Real people, real stories, and real life realisations run throughout the pages of this book.

I do not hesitate to recommend that this book needs to rest on every bedside table. It is an inspirational read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book Nov. 12 2010
By LoriT
This is definitely a warm blanket, hot cup of tea, curl up on the couch kind of book! Whether the essay made me laugh or cry, each one expressed a universality of experience that made me feel like I was sitting in a room surrounded by my closest girlfriends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise! Nov. 21 2010
By Ruby
I didn't know what to expect from this book and was pleasantly surprised at the array of emotions it evoked in me. Many of the essays really spoke to me on a deep and emotional level and it felt very comforting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read with 28 unique perspectives on life. Oct. 28 2010
By aero1117 - Published on Amazon.com
This book is perfect for anyone looking for new and interesting perspectives on the basis of relationships and life. Each essay brings to the book its own unique viewpoint and invokes a feeling of empathy for those who have struggled with hardships of love in their lives. It's definitely interesting, and moreover, a refreshing turn from the common novel. My verdict: buy copies for your friends too!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift book for friends- I couldn't stop reading Oct. 28 2010
By debnew york - Published on Amazon.com
Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart - 28 True Stories of Love, Loss and Everything in Between
A book of moving, touching, and funny essays by different women. A great read with stories women can relate to with laughter and tears. I couldn't put it down and enjoyed searching through the different theme chapters. I bought copies as gifts for my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift for your book-loving girlfriends! Nov. 7 2010
By Michelle Taute - Published on Amazon.com
I feel like this book covers all the things my girlfriends and I discuss over drinks--relationships with parents, kids, spouses, pets and even rock stars. It's funny, sad, heart-tugging and insightful all at the same time. (But, thankfully, never sappy.)

At under $12, I plan to buy a few to give to all the book-loving women in my life. I think it would be great for holiday gift exchanges, birthdays, and even Mother's Day. And since it's an essay collection, the book is easy to digest in small chunks of time, squeezing in an essay whenever you have a few spare minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll laugh. You'll cry Oct. 31 2010
By Astoriawriter - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great collection of thoughtful and wise essays by talented writers. Topics include parenting adult children, a woman's obsession with her husband's hairy back, another who connected with her absentee father through their shared hair, a lifelong love affair with Nutella, the affects of a dog on a marriage, and tales of a teenager's sexual awakening (which includes confrontation by her sexually frank mother). It's a quick read that will take you through a full spectrum of emotions in 151 pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection Nov. 8 2010
By bumblebee - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a fan of essays in general, and this book did not disappoint. With a variety of stories from women young and old, there's really something for everyone in this collection. It would also make a great gift for moms, aunts, sisters, friends...
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