101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night)

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Harper Collins, Nov 9, 2010 - Poetry - 160 pages
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This is an anthology designed to help you get through the stresses of modern life. For rapid and effective relief around the clock, 24-7, without side effects, try a poem -- whatever the time of the day (or night), you can be sure that some poet, past or present, has been there too.

To help you find the right poem at the right time, the organization of the book is like that of a book of hours. Starting with Getting Up, it then moves on to those other morning traumas: Stepping on the Scale and Looking into the Mirror.

As the day moves on there are sections to cover everything, from Office Politics to Off to School. And if by five p.m. your head is throbbing, dig into the poems in the Take 5 section and let the world recede. By the end of the day you may want to look for inspiration among the poems in Going Home, but if you are intent on veering from the straight and narrow, then turn to the Behaving Badly poems and you'll find you're in good company. Anyone who feels vaguely guilty about settling down in front of the TV instead of taking café society by storm should turn to the poems in the Not Tonight section.

 

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User Review  - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing

Some good poems here, I could see this making a great gift for someone you don't know well. Personally, I prefer to read poems by the same author rather than a smattering. Did discover a few new poets I would like to read more of though. Read full review

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

I encountered these slim and stylish poetry books on a friend's coffee table. They are very accessible, with poems collected into themic chapters such as 'getting over it' and 'do the right thing'. They are a pleasantly balanced mix of old classics and new poetry too. Read full review

Contents

Getting Out of Bed 1 Breaking Up Is Hard to D0 81
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System Not Responding 3 4 Weddings 12
12
Separated from the
48
EMOTIONAL INDEX 135
54
Battle of the Sexes
62
Escape Routes 6 9
69
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Daisy Goodwin studied nineteenth-century history at university and has been using it ever since. She has written two bestselling novels set in the Victorian era, My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter, as well as the screenplay for Masterpiece’s Victoria on PBS. She has three dogs, two children, and a husband.

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