Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Memoir Giveaway!

Hachette has a couple of great new memoirs coming out and they have generously provided five copies of each one for this giveaway (thank you, Anna!). To enter, just leave a comment here letting me know which book you would prefer to win. Contest will be open until midnight, eastern time on April 1 and winners must have a US or Canada mailing address (no P.O. Boxes, please). Three extra entries for anyone who blogs about this contest, follows my blog, or tweets it on twitter. (If you do any of these, please leave a SEPARATE comment to let me know). Make sure there is contact info in your comment, either an email address or in your ID link. Winners will be drawn at random and notified via email. Good luck!




A LUCKY CHILD BY THOMAS BUERGENTHAL

Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life.

Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.

Check out Thomas Buergenthal talk about his story in this video.

or


HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM BY CHARLES GRODIN

In his candid and engaging new book HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM, successful actor, author, and activist, Charles Grodin, looks back at the major events and private moments that have shaped his life. And, since Grodin is one of the best storytellers around, he can't help but entertain while offering insight gained from a wealth of experience.

Read the full description here.

64 comments:

Carol said...

I really like Charles Grodin. I would love to win How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I am! That's a great title! lol Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
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Carol said...

I follow your blog.
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The Giveaway Diva said...

i would love to winHOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM BY CHARLES GRODIN!! =)

traveler said...

I would love to win A Lucky Child. Since I saw this compelling book it has been a title that I would love to read. Having read many Holocaust memoirs and stories it would be an honor and appreciated greatly.
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Stacie said...

I'd like to read A Lucky Child.

pearl said...

Lucky Child resounds with me since I have an interest in Holocaust surviviors and their stories. Thanks for this great giveaway. bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ally in WA said...

I would love to win the book Lucky Child as I have seen such positive reviews.

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Karin said...

HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM BY CHARLES GRODIN

Sounds like it might be a fun read.

nfmgirl said...

I would love the opportunity to win A Lucky Child. Thanks so much!

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nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

Kaye said...

I'd like to enter for A Lucky Child

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Kaye said...

I am a follower

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Kaye said...

I have put your contest link on my blog. Thanks for all the chances!

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Karen in TN said...

I follow your blog.

I'd like to read A LUCKY CHILD BY THOMAS BUERGENTHAL.

tsslug said...

My choice is "A Lucky Child"


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Nely said...

I would love to win "A LUCKY CHILD". I also follow your blog.

Thanks,
♥ Nely

Cheryl S. said...

I would like to win "The Lucky Child" by Thomas Buergenthal. Please count me in!

Thanks,
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Zibilee said...

I'd like to read How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I Am. Please enter me in the contest.

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Zibilee said...

I also follow your blog

Rebecca said...

I would love to read A Lucky Child. I have heard good things about it.

cpullum said...

I would love to read either one but the A LUCKY CHILD BY THOMAS BUERGENTHAL looks really good!
Carla
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would love to win A Lucky Child.

Thanks!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I twittered about the contest. Tweet address is @rhapsodyinbooks.

Thanks!

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Kristi said...

I would love to win A Lucky Child!

Thanks,
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Kristi said...

I follow your blog.

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Kristi said...

I twittered here - http://tinyurl.com/b3geuwless

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NotNessie said...

Please include me in the giveaway!

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LuAnn said...

I'd love to win!

Amber said...

I would love to win A Lucky Child please. Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Kate said...

A Lucky Child sounds so sad but a good read!!

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scottsgal said...

I'd like to win Charles Grodin's book - love his Beethoven movies

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Dawn M. said...

I'd like to be entered for How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I Am by Charles Grodin. It sounds like a great read. :0)

Thanks!
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olympianlady said...

Put me down for A Lucky Child please. I've been wanting to read that one. Thanks!

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Would love to win and read THE LUCKY CHILD. Thanks for the chance!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm a Follower!
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drey said...

Please enter me for Charles Grodin's memoir! Thanks!
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Alyce said...

I would like to be entered to win A Lucky Child.

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Alyce said...

I tweeted the contest here:

http://twitter.com/AtHomeWithBooks/status/1408186956

Alyce said...

I am following your blog.

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Alyce said...

I blogged about the giveaway here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/weekly-giveaway-roundup_28.html

Marie said...

I'd love to win A Lucky Child. bibliophile@bostonbibliophile dot com. thanks!!!

Marie said...

I tweeted! thanks. bibliophile at bostonbibliophile dot com.

auntrene said...

I would enjoy reading either book. I would love to read A Lucky Child. Thank you so much!

mindy said...

they both sound wonderful and i would be happy with either thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Valorie said...

I'd love to win A Lucky Child.

Valorie
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Valorie said...

Blogged:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/03/23/book-giveaways-0323-0329/

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Valorie said...

I subscribe/follow.

Valorie
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Emilie said...

I would love to win How I got to Be Whoever it is I am by Charles Grodin--he's fabulous!! Thanks!
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susan said...

I would choose A Lucky Child. thanks fort he chance to win!

Debs Desk said...

I would love a chance to read A Lucky Child. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Anonymous said...

I would very much like to win A Lucky Child.
Elisabet
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BUSY BEE said...

I would choose "A Lucky Child" to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I would love to win A Lucky Child, although I would gladly take either one!

liane66 said...

Either sounds good, but if I had to pick I'd like A Lucky Child.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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malleycc said...

I would take either book but I especially would like A Lucky Child.

Nicole said...

I would like to read A Lucky Child!!

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. I really love memoirs.

Thanks,

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Esme said...

Lucky child-I love survivor stories.

janetfaye said...

I would like to win
A LUCKY CHILD BY THOMAS BUERGENTHAL.

Thank You!

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1. I follow your blog.

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kathy55439 said...

I have seen some great reviews about A LUCKY CHILD BY THOMAS BUERGENTHAL

Tiffany819 said...

I would love to win A Lucky Child. Thank you for the chance!

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