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Kirsty Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women's Online Favorites Hardcover – January 1, 2010

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"These women are so open, friendly, and familiar that the book felt like a cozy coffee shop chat between friends. It inspired me not only to become a better blogger, but to really open myself up so that I could take in all the details of life that these women have managed to capture. I can only hope that this wonderful collection will have a second volume—and soon!"  —luxuryreading.com

About the Author

Laura Mayes is vice-president of public relations at Marion, Montgomery, Inc., an advertising agency in Houston. In 2007 she cofounded Kirtsy.com, an online social media network for women. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933979054
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933979052
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,852,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joanne is an author, journalist, political and media strategist/analyst, and recovering attorney. She is best known for her popular political blog PunditMom, which was one of the first internet voices speaking about the intersection of women/mothers online and political/social activism.

Joanne is the author of the Amazon bestselling book Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America (Bright Sky Press), the first book to examine the phenomenon of the rise of women in social media, how they've used online tools for change and the uphill battle women still face in the world of politics and activism.

A new media expert and authority on the political involvement of women and mothers, Joanne is a regular contributor to POLITICO's Arena and Huffington Post, and was a regular contributor to AOL's Politics Daily. She also was a founding contributor to MOMocrats.com. Her commentary has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Good Morning America, and XM Radio POTUS, among others. She's been featured in More Magazine, Ms. Magazine, the Washington Post, and other national publications.

In 2011, Joanne was nominated for the prestigious Social Media Award by the Women's Media Center. She's appeared on numerous top blogger lists including Working Mother Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Social Media (2011), Babble Top 50 (2010), Babble Top 100 (2011), and BlogHer's Must-Read Political Blogs by Women. Her blog PunditMom was also a finalist for the best political blog in the 2011 annual Weblog Awards, the "Bloggies.

In addition to her own book, her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Courageous Parents, Confident Kids, Kirtsy Takes a Bow and Welcome to My World.

She's the publisher of The Broad Side, an online magazine of the best women's commentary from around the web.

Joanne is a sought after speaker, who has participated in panels at many conferences, including BlogHer, Netroots Nation, Mom 2.0 Summit, the Feminist Majority Foundation, EMILY's List, Activism+Media+Policy Summit, and many other events. She has advised a variety of political and institutional clients on social media strategy and the role women online can play in advancing agendas.

Joanne is at work on her second book about how women's friendships shape the political world.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NStephens on December 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
For anyone who has wondered what women read online, this book is for you. Kirtsy Take A Bow is a pretty coffee table book that you should keep next to your laptop as you peruse the book and the web for wonderful sites that women love. Some are crafty. Some are foodie. Some are about babies. Some are about dating. There's something for every woman who is curious and creative. It may inspire you to build you own site as well. [Full Disclosure: My blog, Cupcakes Take The Cake is mentioned.]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 25, 2014
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where did the basis of this book go. It was based on a website community and the site is now defunct?
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