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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Freelance Success (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615367518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615367514
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This book's essayists include award-winning authors, a Peabody winner, and columnists for American Baby, The Washington Post, Texas Observer and MSN Money. Their articles have appeared in thousands of national outlets including The New York Times, NPR, O: the Oprah Magazine, More, Real Simple, Parenting, Parents, Food & Wine, Health, Prevention, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, Self, AARP, The Christian Science Monitor, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Marie Claire, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, Women's Health, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

The authors are Amy Mayer, Amy Pengra, Andrea King Collier, Beverly Burmeier, D. Cameron Lawrence, Carol Brzozowski, Cathleen McCarthy, Denise Schipani, Emily Rogan, Emma Johnson, Iris Chinook, Jody Mace, Joene Hendry, Judy Gruen, Karen Hammond, Kathy Borrus, Kristen Stewart, Lisa K. Harris, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, Meredith Resnick, Monica Bhide, Ruth Pennebaker, Sarah E. Ludwig, Sarah Zobel and Wendy Helfenbaum. It was edited by Amy Paturel, Beverly Burmeier, Gwen Moran, Jennie L Phipps, Meredith Resnick and Paul Vachon.

About the Author

Freelance Success is an online community of talented writers and editors who help each other make a living and find satisfaction in the challenging and occasionally isolating independent editorial world.

Many of its members take great pleasure in writing personal essays, but selling them isn't often easy. The number of markets that use essays has declined, and essays are a very individual thing. A writer favorite may not be an editor's choice.

Two years ago on our very active forums, we tossed around the idea of publishing a book of essays, pieces that we wanted to see in print because we thought they said something special. Out of this discussion came a plan for a cooperative publishing effort followed by months of work by several dozen people.

With Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart finally in hand, we offer a special thank you to Amy Paturel, who pushed and pushed until this project saw print; Beverly Burmeier, who made a lot of tough but smart content choices; Denise Schipani, who tirelessly edited the selected essays; and Paul Vachon, who promoted this book before there was anything to promote.

We also offer a round of applause and a good bottle of champagne for designer Jason Munninghoff, who came up with a cover we all good agree on.

Thanks also to the essay writers for being patient and to the many committee members who embraced even the most tedious work with enthusiasm.

Creating the first book published Freelance Success has been a learning experience. We hope you enjoy the result.

Jennie L. Phipps
Editor & Publisher
Freelance Success

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It's funny, sad, heart-tugging and insightful all at the same time.
Michelle Taute
This is a great collection of thoughtful and wise essays by talented writers.
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It would also make a great gift for moms, aunts, sisters, friends...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By aero1117 on October 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
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!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By debnew york on October 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruby on November 21, 2010
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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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