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Seams Unlikely ~ Review

Seams Unlikely
By Nancy Zieman
with Marjorie L. Russell

 The Inspiring True Life Story of 
Nancy Zieman

Have you ever watched Sewing with Nancy?  Have you ever wondered about the woman behind this informative and enjoyable show?  Well, with Seams Unlikely you are offered a rare glimpse into the life of this inspiring woman who overcame challenges to get to where she is today. 

Learn about Nancy's childhood in rural Wisconsin and how family played an important role in who she became as she struggled to overcome health challenges.  Her upbringing helped her find the strength and determination to become the woman America loves to watch sew!

"...If something is worthwhile you have to work for it," was a philosophy that Nancy learned early in life and has stayed with her and it is quite evident that she applied it well.  This is one work ethic that we all would do well to remember!

There are glimpses into Nancy's world from her family, friends, and employees that add an extra touch to Seams Unlikely.  This isn't your normal autobiography - it is a story of inspiration and triumph. There are even a couple of well-loved family recipes thrown in that I have to admit I'm looking forward to trying out.   

This is a book that will appeal to fans of Sewing with Nancy and Wisconsinites!  Learn about rural Midwest living in the 1950's - 1970's.  This is one book that will appeal on many levels.

I was provided a copy of this book by Glass Road Media & Management in conjunction with this Blog Tour and in exchange for my honest review.

About Seams Unlikely

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 Nancy Zieman

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