101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night): A Survival Kit for Modern Life

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9780007106509: 101 Poems to Get You Through the Day (and Night): A Survival Kit for Modern Life

More witty and stylish poetic therapy for the Venus and Mars generation. 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 -- for whatever time of day (or night), you can be sure that some poet has been there too. To help you find the right poem at the right time the book is arranged like a book of hours. Starting with 'Getting Up', it then moves on to those other morning traumas: 'Stepping On The Scales' and 'Looking In the Mirror'. As the day moves on there are sections covering everything from 'Office Politics' to the 'School Run'. And if by 5 pm your head is throbbing, dip into the poems in the 'Take 5' section and let the world recede. By the end of the day you may wish to aim straight for the poems in the 'Going Home' section, 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. For anyone who feels vaguely guilty about settling down in front of the TV instead of taking cafe society by storm then turn to the poems in the 'Not Tonight' section. The poems here include both classics and works by contemporary poets.

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Daisy Goodwin is a television producer and writer. She edited the bestselling books The Nation's Favourite Poems, The Nation's Favourite Love Poems, 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life,101 Poems to Keep You Sane, 101 Poems To Help You Understand Men (and Women), Essential Poems (to fall in love with) and Essential Poems For Britain (and the way we live now). She is married with two children and lives in London.

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Amazon.co.uk readers' reviews for '101 Poems To Save Your Life': 'I really enjoyed this book: beats all those "Feng Shui Your Cat" type anthologies and is definitely one I'd pass on to my friends because of its wit (and relevance) on the subjects of birth, marriage, death, and everything in between!I particularly liked one about "Going to Bed with a Cheese and Pickle Sandwich" -- who needs a man when you've got instant gratification waiting in the fridge?' 'With "101 Poems" now by my bedside table, I feel that I can conquer any problem that may arise in my life!! It is a "must have" for any person that needs that tiny bit of help to get past a difficult moment in a humourous and sensitive way, without having to leave the house.'

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