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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: #323,360 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.

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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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By Vanessa on Feb. 5 2014
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Great ideas and tips for any mom wanting to work from home while raising children.
I feel so inspired by the contributors success stories and there are many great tips for finding the right business fit for me.
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By Jen T on July 26 2011
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This was SUCH a great read! The book was an easy read, yet full of information and insight into the work/life balance that Mompreneurs deal with on a daily basis. I found it demystified some of the myths that are associated with being a WAHM, and it was easy to relate to. If you are considering becoming a Mompreneur or are one already, I highly recommend this book for you!
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By SusanneReinhold on April 5 2011
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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!!!!!

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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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