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Inventing Joy

Joy Mangano

5 mins

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Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop, shares her blueprint for a career in which she has sold $3 billion of product, all while keeping life joyful.


Inventing Joy

Inventing Joy

by Joy Mangano


Joy Mangano began her career working out of her father's auto body shop creating her signature Miracle Mops. Now, Mangano is one of the most celebrated female inventors of her time with hundreds of successful products to her name, including Huggable Hangers, My Little Steamer, Forever Fragrant, and luggage with her revolutionary Spinball Wheel System. Mangano's inventions have become familiar household products and she regularly appears on the Home Shopping Network which reaches more than 90 million homes a month.

In Inventing Joy, Mangano shares her core principles that defy what many consider to be conventional wisdom. Throughout her career, the inventor has encouraged others to set their own path and make meaningful changes in their own lives, as she did herself. Inventing Joy is not just a memoir; it's what Mangano calls her 'blueprint for a more joyful life.'

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We forget that we don't have to be good to get started. We just have to get started.

- Joy Mangano

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