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101 Poems That Could Save Your Life [Hardcover]

Daisy Goodwin
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6 Oct 2003

Poetry for the Bridget Jones generation – an antidote to the stresses of modern life.

Prozac has side effects, drink gives you hangovers, therapy's too expensive; for a quick and effective relief for all your emotional ailments try a poem – for however bad it is some poet will have been there too.

This is the first poetry anthology designed for the self-help generation. Look up your problem in the emotional index which has entries ranging from 'Bad Hair Days' to 'Is this Relationship Going Anywhere?', 'First Wrinkle' to 'Bereavement'. 'Career Crisis' to 'Redundancy' and a whole section of 'Instant Moral Fibre'. The prescribed poems include classics by Emily Dickinson and Lord Byron and previously unpublished works by contemporary poets like Wendy Cope. The book has a cure or at least a consolation for every modern misery, and no side effects.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; (Reissue) edition (6 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002570726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002570725
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 14.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Daisy Goodwin's work as a TV producer and presenter includes Reader I Married Him, Bookworm and The Nation's Favourite Poems; she is also the creator of Grand Designs. She has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including the bestselling 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, and is the author of Silver River, a memoir. She is Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. My Last Duchess is her first novel.

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"This is a sometimes witty…always thought-provoking guide…a portable gathering of wise advice for every readership." Time Out

From the Author

Lifesaving poems wanted
I would love to hear from anybody who has found a poem that has changed the course of his/her life to be included in a later edition. All contributions will be credited.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you know, I think they might 18 Oct 2001
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If this were an album it would be called 'Anthems'. This is comfort poetry. The contents page lists poems by type of crisis. Is it a case of 'Bad hair day', 'First Date', 'First Wrinkle' or even 'Rock Bottom'? There are poems to make you laugh out loud, poems to put your crisis into context, and above all poems to show you that you are not the first person to feel this way. The ubiquitous and wonderful Wendy Cope appears, alongside older voices and a few surprising new ones. But as advice goes, you probably can't beat Mandy Coe's poem 'Go to Bed With a Cheese and Pickle Sandwich' which I have always found to be very sound advice. It begins 'Go to bed with a cheese and pickle sandwich - it is life enhancing'. So is this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the title says it all! 6 Feb 2001
What more could you ask, A selection of poems - both familiar and unfamiliar - on a wide range of topics from bad hair days to instant moral fibre via divorce, moving house and birthday blues. My personal favourite is Glynn Maxwell - Deep Sorriness Atonement song which will save me having to ever work out how to say sorry again. there are serious poems here aswell on serious topics so it makes a well balanced kit to help with just about anything!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect literary tonic to pick you up! 3 Mar 2004
What a marvellous and wonderful little book! Daisy Goodwin has produced a great book of poetry with poems on every topic imaginable. Whenever you're moody, depressed, irritable and your spirits need to be raised just read a poem from Ms Goodwin's book and you'll be happy and amazed.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
when all is crud in life, reach for the book. a new take on life saving techniques.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dip in and Dip out! 27 Mar 2013
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Exactly what it was designed for. Thought provoking on occasion and on others just a nice read. plenty in the series to choose from too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 17 Mar 2013
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Just what I wanted. Good condition. Great poems for every occasion. Would recommend it to you for all sorts of uses.
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