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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Canada (Feb. 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554686261
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554686261
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Best known as the author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and other memoirs of life in the Italian province, Frances Mayes until recently chaired of San Francisco State's creative writing department, and has published five books of poems. The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems is the product of all her reading and writing experiences, with chapters on "Meter," "Rhyme and Repetition," "Subject and Style," covering all the bases with plenty of canonical exemplars.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Most readers know Mayes as the best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, but she is also the author of five books of poetry and a former creative writing instructor. In this guide to reading and writing verse, Mayes's goal is to illustrate that poetry is accessible and fun rather than intimidating. Discussing rhyme, free verse, choice of subject, and style, she explains, in plain language, how poetry works. To prove her point, she includes hundreds of examples of poetry from different time periods. The chapter on interpretation, including a student's sample essay, may be helpful to students who are usually mortified by assignments that require an interpretation of a poem. The final chapter is a short lesson on poetry writing. Writing exercises, highlighted by the phrase "In Your Notebook," appear throughout and can be used for ideas and to jog the memory. A well-written book with good examples and solid advice, this manual will be appreciated in public and academic libraries alike. Lisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
If you ever dreamt of starting your own business, this is the book for you. If you ever daydreamed over lunch during your workday of finding a better way to make a living while having more time for your family, pick up this book.

What I appreciate most about this book is the practical advice that the authors provide. Not only have they successfully created a sustainable business with Admiral Road Designs, they interviewed hundreds of "mompreneurs", women who have done the same thing.

It's down-to-earth advice from two down-to-earth women and moms who learned from the school of hard knocks how to run a successful business while having a family. They are candid about what they would do again and what mistakes they made along the way.

This book goes beyond rah rah, feel good aphorisms and sayings and straight to honest, useful advice for starting your own business.
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By SusanneReinhold on April 5 2011
Format: Paperback
I am a mom of two children under 3 and started my own business 6 months ago. I wish I had read that book a few months before I launched it. I have no business/accounting/marketing/... background whatsoever and went into it quite unprepared. Its going well so far but the book helped me to see what I need to work on right now and keep working on as I go along. I also found it very empowering to know that there are so many other moms out there with their own business ventures and not all of them always get it right either. I don't feel so alone anymore and the book reinforced the feeling in me that I am doing it for all the right reasons. The book's website also has great resources!!!!!

Recommended!
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Danielle & Amy have created a book that is both thought-provoking AND enjoyable to read (which is a must for this sleep-deprived mom!).

It offers practical advice and lots of real life examples, and they give you tips you can put into action - today! (which is a nice change from some books that are all 'theory.')

It's a great guidebook for women considering making the move to become a mompreneur, and would also be a valuable read for those who have been in business for awhile and have gotten so deep 'working IN the business' they've forgotten why they started it in the first place!
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As a mom who is trying to navigate the road to opening a business I found Mom Inc. to be invaluable. Amy and Danielle have written an easy and pleasant read that is filled with practical examples, not just from their own experiences but that of many other mompreneurs. I found myself marking pages, making notes and taking action! Mom Inc. got me thinking about things I didn't even know I needed to think about and gave just enough detail to get started. I appreciate the way many sides to a topic were always covered. Mom Inc. has become a resource I know I will refer to often.
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