Sunday, July 12, 2009

Giveaway: THE IMPOSTOR'S DAUGHTER by Laurie Sandell

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.


THE IMPOSTOR'S DAUGHTER: A True Memoir
by Laurie Sandell

Little, Brown & Company
Category:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Format:HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date:7/29/2009
Price:$24.99/$27.99
ISBN:9780316033053
Pages:256

Description (from the publisher):

Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities (Tokyo stripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she lucks into the perfect job--interviewing celebrities for a top women's magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars. But while researching an article on her dad's life, she makes an astonishing discovery: he's not the man he says he is--not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together three decades of lies and the splintered person that resulted from them--herself.

Can a memoir be referred to as a "graphic novel"? Can the serious issues of drug and alcohol addiction be dealt with in comic book form? Don't let the presentation fool you - this book is the real deal. Due to be released later this month, Hachette Book Group has generously offered to give away five (5) copies of this groundbreaking title to my readers so you can check it out for yourself.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com.

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry.

• Stumble this blog, digg it, or technorati fave it and leave a separate comment for another entry.

Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 12:00 midnight Sunday, July 26, 2009 EST.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

Thank you to Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

39 comments:

Darcy said...

I'd love to win the book!

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Darcy said...

I'm a Google subscriber.

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scrappincraftinmomma said...

I would love to win this book.

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scrappincraftinmomma said...

I am a follower and a subscriber.

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scrappincraftinmomma said...

I blogged about it here at my blog: this is the direct link.

http://scrappincraftinmomma.wordpress.com/book-giveaways/

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Pam said...

I'd like to be included in this.

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Pam said...

Follower

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Pam said...

technorati fave: melacan

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Jess said...

Great giveaway. I'd love to give it a read. Please count me in. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

etirv said...

I want to win this book, thanks!
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etirv said...

Google reader subscriber and follower!

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ChristyJan said...

I would love to be entered to win a copy of this book.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm a follower

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I'd really love to win this book--thank you!

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Zibilee said...

I'd love to win a copy, and if you haven't already read it, there is another graphic novel out there that deals with much the same issues. It is called Fun Home, and although I have a copy of it, I have not yet read it. I believe it won some awards.

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog

Zibilee said...

I also tweeted this giveaway, but I am not sure how to link to that!

One Swede Read said...

I'd love to be entered for this!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I also subscribe to your blog through Google Reader; thanks!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I favorite this post of Technorati (and my username is uwsreader). Thank you!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

Lastly, I Tweeted about this great contest:

http://twitter.com/uwsreader/status/2632357454

Thanks so much!

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Debbie said...

I would love to win this book!

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Debbie said...

I follow you thru google reader

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Al said...

I'm really looking forward to thsi book. please enter me!

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Allison said...

I'm also a follower.

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LoveMyCoffee said...

Please count me in for this one! Thanks for the giveaway

I'm a follower

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Belle said...

This one definitely looks interesting! msbookishreviews **at** gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good read!
Please enter me.
RJB
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Marjorie said...

I am a new follower and after reading the review I would love to win this awesome book.
Many thanks.

Marjorie said...

I forgot to leave my email
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Misusedinnocence said...

I would like to win. :)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow.
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Cindy said...

Please include me in the giveaway! This book looks like a good one!

Cindy
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Cindy said...

I am a new follower of your blog on Google.

Cindy
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Cindy said...

I also follow you on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213

I will definitely tweet about your blog and giveaways!

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Jacquelyn said...

Looking forward to the possibility of new reads......yeah!

Leann said...

I would like to be included in this giveaway.

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crossborderblogger said...

I'd like to win! :)

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crossborderblogger said...

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/tifani_b/status/2863602371

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