Thursday, July 16, 2009

Giveaway: UNDRESS ME IN THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN: A Memoir by Susan Jane Gilman

Just because I celebrated reaching 99 Followers, doesn't mean I can't also celebrate reaching . . . 102!


I have one (1) brand new, never-been-read hardcover copy of UNDRESS ME IN THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN: A Memoir by Susan Jane Gilman. (Part of a duplicate win I received a few months back.)

To enter, just leave a comment with your email address (in spam-twarting code). I'll give you an extra entry for spreading the word and coming back and telling me about it.

This giveaway is open world-wide until midnight, Friday, July 24, 2009 EST.

by Susan Jane Gilman

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pub. Date: March 2009
Sales Rank: 4,106

Description (from the publisher):
They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them.Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes. In 1986, fresh out of college, Gilman and her friend Claire yearned to do something daring and original that did not involve getting a job. Inspired by a place mat at the International House of Pancakes, they decided to embark on an ambitious trip around the globe, starting in the People's Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent travelers for roughly ten minutes.Armed only with the collected works of Nietzsche, an astrological love guide, and an arsenal of bravado, the two friends plunged into the dusty streets of Shanghai. Unsurprisingly, they quickly found themselves in over their heads. As they ventured off the map deep into Chinese territory, they were stripped of everything familiar and forced to confront their limitations amid culture shock and government surveillance. What began as a journey full of humor, eroticism, and enlightenment grew increasingly sinister-becoming a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever.Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is a flat-out page-turner, an astonishing true story of hubris and redemption told with Gilman's trademark compassion, lyricism, and wit.

About the author (from the publisher):
Susan Jane Gilman is the author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress and Kiss My Tiara. She has written commentary for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Ms. magazine, among others, and her fiction and essays have received several literary awards. Though she has lived most recently in Geneva, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C., she remains, eternally, a child of New York.

Click here to read an excerpt.



Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Kerri said...

I would love to read this book. Congratulations on breaking 100.

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me!

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Icedream said...

Already on my wish list so I would love to be entered. Thanks so much for the chance!

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scottsgal said...

Love the name of this book - please count me in

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ChristyJan said...

Congrats on breaking 100!

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


Pam said...

I've been to China more recently and didn't have nearly the adventure it sounds like they had. I'd love to read about their trip!

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etirv said...

Please include me, thanks much!


DarcyO said...

I'd love to read it. Please enter me.


A Reader said...

Looks funny. Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!

A Reader said...

Posted about giveaway under current giveaways here

Rebecca :) said...

No need to enter me in the giveaway, as I have the audiobook, but I just wanted to say a huge congratulations to you! I have no idea if I count as a follower or not because I don't see the widget on your sidebar, but I definitely subscribe to your blog. So maybe it is 103! :)

Sara said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Congrats! I am a new subscriber! saradahle at gee!mail dot com

AmandaSue said...

Thanks for the chance!

Upper West Side Writer said...

I would love to win this book; thank you!


Upper West Side Writer said...

I also spread the word about this giveaway on Twitter:

Thanks again!


LoveMyCoffee said...

I really want this book. I'm already a follower.


Lori L said...

Great review! I'd love to win a copy of this book! My husband travels to China on business and, although he has had some adventures, nothing like this!

Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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Debbie said...

I would love this book! Please enter me!

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Shawna said...

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Tasses said...

Pick me. Pretty please!

Fiona said...

This one sounds interesting...please enter me!


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austenfan said...

I'd love to be entered!


austenfan said...

And I linked your giveaway on my sidebar:


Jess said...

Sounds great, please enter me in the giveaway.
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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

Dawn M. said...

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Kristen said...

I would definitely like to win this one!

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Gavin said...

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Linna said...

It sounds so interesting. I hope to have the chance to read it. Please do enter me.

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CinemaSista said...

This book sounds fascinating! Thanks for the chance! =)

Esme said...

Please sign me up for this one-it is rather different

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Aik said...

I'd like to enter. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Would like to read this book.
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MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read this!

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Marjorie said...

I am a new follower and would like to read this book, please count me in.

Misusedinnocence said...

I follow.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks.

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Brenda said...

Hello I would love to win the book. I shared it on my Google reader space and on my blog
My email address is dancealert at aol dot com


Brenda said...

I just realized I was supposed to tell you about posting it to my blog, which I did, and to my google reader which I did, in separate posts. I do follow your blog! I have shared it, as written to you in a separate entry.
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Cindy said...

I am a new follower of your blog and I love it already!

Thank you for a great review! This looks like a fun read! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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catss99 said...

Please enter me!

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I have wanted to read this book for a couple of months now after reading a review on it...winning a copy would be great.

I subscribe by googlereader.