The House by the River by Lena MantaIt started out well, I especially enjoyed the story about the strong, resourceful mother with small daughters outwitting and hiding from the Nazis during WW 2 with their father away serving in the military. The Greeks suffered much under their occupation, but unfortunately that was a tiny part of the narrative. The father comes home and vanishes from the picture complements of a rusty nail and the mother, Theodore and 5 beautiful daughters must survive on their own. We are told of their extreme loveliness over and over. God help you if you were born ugly!
The 5 girls, beautiful and young, quickly get the hell out of their tiny Greek village to pursue old rich men, one as an actor, another as a singer, because statistically, one out of 5 girls in a family are destined to be great at these careers. Is this a fairy tale? No, Ive read fantasy with more verisimilitude.
Fast forward twenty years later, all the girls have become wanton because if you like sex, its a given, also theyve all lost their husbands or lovers,and even their male children, because of Gods punishment for being wanton?
I dont know why I finished it, because I really wasnt enjoying it, especially the daughters stories.
Mom Inventors: The Miracle Products of Joy Mangano
Before making it big, Mangano says she hit a million roadblocks before she could even dream of becoming a millionaire. It really is hard work. She is. The year-old inventor got divorced shortly after having her three kids. Having to build a new life for herself and her family was the first step towards creating her billion dollar business, and doing it all alone as a single mother is what gave Mangano the drive to invent again -- something she did her whole life. Mangano grew up as the shy, skinny Italian girl in the working class neighborhood of Dix Hills in Long Island.
Joy Mangano is an American inventor and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop. She was the.
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Though it's never mentioned by name in the movie it is quickly shown on a TV screen graphic during the mop's initial unsuccessful QVC appearance , the real Joy Mangano invented the self-wringing Miracle Mop, which was her first success. The Joy true story reveals that she possesses more than patents and trademarks for her inventions, which also include the velvet-covered Huggable Hangers designed to prevent clothes from slipping onto the floor and My Little Steamer a handheld device for smoothing out wrinkles.
Mangano released her autobiography , Inventing Joy , in The film Joy was loosely based on her life. Mangano began inventing at an early age when, as a teenager working at an animal hospital in Huntington, New York , on Long Island , she dreamed up a fluorescent flea collar to keep pets safe. A product with a similar design was released the next year by Hartz Mountain. After graduating from Pace University with a degree in business administration in , she held a variety of jobs,  including waitress  and airline reservations manager while raising her three children as a divorced mother. Mangano holds more than patents for her inventions.
For much of history, mom inventors were not largely publicized. Thankfully, this is not the case today. Joy Mangano is an icon in the world of mom inventors. Russell biopic film, Joy, which depicted her rise to fame. Mangano is an unstoppable inventing force. The majority of her products fall within the home products category and seek to make day-to-day life simpler and easier. All in all, Mangano holds over patents for her inventions!