Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Audiobook Giveaway: THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) audiobook copies of
THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE
by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

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



Read by Robert Petkoff

Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Category:  Biography & Autobiography
Format:  Audio Book
Subformat:  CD (audio)
Edition:  Abridged
Publish Date:  8/25/2009
Price:  $29.98/$32.98
ISBN:  9781600246517
Pages: 0

Description (from the publisher):
From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive and most psychologically revealing biography of one of the world's most iconic stars, Marilyn Monroe.

When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother, Gladys Baker, was either dead or simply not a part of her life -- depending on the publicity campaign of the moment. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world. The complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes as Miss Monroe blazed a path to iconic glory is a story that has never before been told...until now.

In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the powerful women so influential in the actress' life:

•Her mother, Gladys Baker, who gave up her daughter, Norma Jeane (Marilyn) after having two others kidnapped from her.

•Her foster mother, Ida Bolender, who raised Norma Jeane for seven years -- a woman whose brash but powerful approach to parenting has been completely misunderstood.

•The legal guardian, Grace Goddard, who helped create "Marilyn Monroe."

He also tells for the first time the potent story of Marilyn's closely guarded friendship with Pat Kennedy Lawford, sister of President John Kennedy; he sheds new light on Marilyn's so-called affair with JFK; and he reveals shocking information about Marilyn's relationship with Robert Kennedy.

An epic journey told by a master storyteller, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.

Available in CD and Digital Download formats.

Listen to an excerpt.

Listen to a Podcast.

Visit JRandyTaraborelli.com.


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. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

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

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

• 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 GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

47 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I would love to be entered in this great contest! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

rubynreba said...

I've always been kind of fascinated with Marilyn Monroe and would love this book.
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I follow.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to win this audiobook.

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Marjorie said...

Nov. 21st. is my birthday, so I
would like to win this book on my
day.
I sub. by email.

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Diane said...

OMG...my husband and I would love to listen to this. I hope, hope I win....

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this audio book. I have always been a Marilyn Monroe fan.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.

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Marilu said...

I would love to win this. Both my husband, and I would love it. Please enter me. Thank you.

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Marilu said...

I am a follower

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Kerry said...

I'd like a chance!

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Kerry said...

I also subscribe in Google reader.

Zibilee said...

I love Marilyn Monroe, and would love to listen to this book, so please do enter me in your giveaway.

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I am also a follower.

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

I am a follower.

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Martha Lawson said...

I love anything about Marilyn! I'd love to win this book..


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Martha Lawson said...

I am a google follower.



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Toni said...

I'd love to win this one. I love Marilyn .. I am her twin. OMG.. LOLOLOLOL.. gotta laugh right? Enter me please. tonigomez@surewest.net

BrittLit said...

I would love to win this thanks

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jan said...

this would be great to listen to on a cold wintry night,,thx for contest.
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Darlene said...

Would love to hear this one! Thanks,
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Debbie Rodgers said...

Sounds like a fascinating "read".

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I'm a follower

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Sandee61 said...

I've been a fan of Marilyn Monroe since I was a teenager, many moons ago and would love to be entered in the giveaway for this audio book about her. Thank you!

Blessings,
Sandee

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Tina said...

this one really looks interesting. Please enter me.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Aik said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

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lag123 said...

I love audiobooks and this sounds like a good one. Please enter me.

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Renee G said...

This sounds interesting --- I never really knew much about her family.
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edmontonjb said...

I would like to be entered. i love audiobooks
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I'm a follower
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a real librarian said...

I would love to win this!!

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