Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Seams Unlikely by Nancy Ziemann

Seams Unlikely:
The Inspiring True Life Story of Nancy Zieman
Author: Nancy Zieman with Marjorie L. Russell
Publisher: Glass Roads Media
ISBN: 9780988478961
320 pages
Biography, Memoir

About the Book:
In an age when hard-working women don't know if we should lean in, lean out, or lean on someone, Nancy Zieman's voice of calm, experienced authority is welcome. The lessons she shares are ones every businesswoman should take to heart.

In Seams Unlikely, Nancy:
  • Shares her life story for the first time
  • Gives details of the onset of Bell's Palsy and how it played a part during school
  • Reveals the intricate involvement of 4-H in her development
  • Tells, step-by-step, how she grew Nancy's Notions from a basement in her home into a multi-million dollar business
  • Includes behind-the-scenes information on the growth of Sewing with Nancy from filming in her living room to a long-term partnership with Wisconsin Public Television
  • Shows pictures of the people, buildings, and places that played key roles along the path of her life
Reading of the growth of Nancy's family (she is a married mother of two, one son by birth, one by adoption) alongside the growth of her show and business is both familiar and instructive to working moms. Nancy created solutions in both the workplace and at home, to carve a niche uniquely suited to her situation and talents. It's a goal to which many of us aspire. And Nancy Zieman's story gives us key insight.

About the Author:

Nancy Zieman is host of Sewing with Nancy, TV's longest-running sewing show, which she co-produces with Wisconsin Public Television. It has been on-air since 1982. She is the author of over 40 books, which have sold millions of copies and instructed numerous individuals on the finer points of sewing everything from clothing to quilts to home décor.

Nancy has been married to Richard Zieman for 36 years and they have two sons, Ted and Tom. She continues to host Sewing with Nancy, which her fans loyally tune in to public television to watch. Learn more at SeamsUnlikely.com.

My Thoughts:

Nancy Zieman taught me how to sew. Out of all the sewing books I have, I find myself reaching for her books the most. I've watched her show for years and I am always amazed at all the new things I learn every time I watch one of her shows! I have the deepest respect for Nancy and was thrilled when I had the opportunity to join in the tour for her new biography!

"Seams Unlikely" is a captivating and well written book about Nancy's life. Starting from before she was born up to present time, this book has an in-depth look at her life - and not only from her point of view! In the sidebars of the book, one will find short comments about Nancy or about an important part of her life from those most important to her. This is extremely personal and truly inspirational as Nancy tells things like they are. She's openly discusses her struggle with Bell's Palsy and shares how it both affected her attitude and inspired her to become what she is today.

This book is a true inspiration for anyone that struggles with being different. It shows how Nancy overcame something that could have crippled her if she allowed it to. Her book shows that one doesn't have to be perfect to accomplish those things that seem at times impossible.

Nancy is an amazing woman and this book would be a perfect those that love sewing, enjoy biographies/autobiographies or enjoys reading inspirational works. Make sure to add it to your reading list and consider giving a copy or two away as gifts to your special friends or loved ones.

I highly recommend "Seams Unlikely"!!!!

I received a copy of Seams Unlikely from Glass Road PR for me to review. I was not required to write a favorable review, but instead, one that reflects my honest opinion.

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