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Mom Inc. [Paperback]

Amy Ballon , Danielle Botterell
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Product Description

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.

Review

“Mom Inc. is an informative and refreshingly honest guide that helps navigate through the challenges of being a mom and an entrepreneur at the same time.” --Arlene Dickinson, CEO, Venture Communications Ltd.

“Mom Inc. is practical, insightful, funny and inspirational. Amy and Danielle have presented their experiences and opinions, and those of the other mompreneurs they interviewed, in a way that will thoughtfully guide others through the stages of starting a business. A must-read for any mom or dad considering taking the plunge into their own venture.” --Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

“Starting a business and raising small children can be a daunting task. What I would have done for a resource like this in the early days of my business! Mom Inc. is absolutely packed with practical tips and expert advice. Before diving into the mompreneur life, be sure to pore over every word!” --Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel’s Labels and mother of six

“The best book for mompreneurs who want to succeed! Written with wit and accurate, up-to-date information about all the key business elements. Mompreneurs are almost guaranteed success if they follow the advice in Mom Inc. The most enjoyable business book ever.” --Frances Wright, CEO and publisher of MOMpreneur® magazine and themompreneur.com

About the Author

AMY BALLON and DANIELLE BOTTERELL are the cofounders of Admiral Road Designs and mothers of five young children. Previously, Amy worked as a strategic management consultant.

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