Friday, November 6, 2009

Book Giveaway: SEVEN: The Number for Happiness, Love, and Success by Jacqueline Leo


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 giveaway five (5) copies of



SEVEN: The Number for Happiness, Love, and Success
by Jacqueline Leo

Publisher: Twelve
Category: Self-Help
Format: Hardcover
Publish Date: 12/7/2009
Price: $23.99/$28.99
ISBN: 9780446542692
Pages: 272

Description (from the publisher):
What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.

Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.

About the author (from the publisher):
Media guru Jacqueline Leo has held a number of high-level positions in publishing and television. She founded and launched Child magazine in 1986, and went on to be editor in chief of Family Circle magazine and editorial director of the New York Times Women's Magazine Group, where she launched Fitness magazine. She was senior producer and editorial director of Good Morning America, editorial director for Consumer Reports, and vice president and editor in chief of Reader's Digest. She is currently director of digital operations for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. She lives in New York City.

SEVEN CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Just ask ...

-- Mehmet Oz: "I decided to be a heart surgeon at age seven."

-- Christina Ricci: "Every seven years, everything changes: your physical being, your emotional being, the way other people look at you. Everything."

-- Sally Quinn: "I have always had a thing about birthdays with a seven in my age: seven and seventeen and twenty-seven, thirty-seven, etc. I can't wait to be seventy-seven."

-- Liz Smith: "Like Sophie Tucker, I've been rich and I've been poor and believe me, rich is better. It is, as long as you know the difference. And the difference for me was seven years."

-- Jeff Greenfield: "I always thought Mantle would forever be the most memorable 'seven' of my baseball fandom-alas, that was not to be the case."

-- Danny Meyer: "When I opened my second restaurant, Gramercy Tavern, I knew we'd make it. Why? Because we were given the following phone number: GR 7-0777."

-- Jacqueline Novogratz: "Seven was the organizing principle for our wedding, a reference to the wisdom of many religions, our way of bowing to those who came before us."

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 Friday, November 27, 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 CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

39 comments:

SavingDiva said...

I love to read...and I would love to have a book to read on the flight home over Christmas break!

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Orchid said...

Sounds like an interesting read, plus I am running out of new things to read. :)

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christin said...

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Luvdaylilies said...

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Martha Lawson said...

This book sounds like an interesting read..


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I am a follower..


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Anonymous said...

I'm curious about the number '7'

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I'm a subscriber :)

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Emma said...

SEVEN: The Number for Happiness, Love, and Success
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sharon54220 said...

Seven is one of my favorite numbers. I wouldlove to be entered.
Thanks for the chance.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber via Google Reader.

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Anonymous said...

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Wanda said...

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Anonymous said...

I've always been fascinated by numbers and numerology (though hated math), so this book sounds interesting. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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Dixie said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. Numbers are fascinating.
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I'm a follower.
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Jaime said...

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Benita said...

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librarypat said...

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I like to win this book. It sounds like an interesting read and one I can share with many of my friends. I would probably donate it to our small county library when I finished it. Our book budget is very small.

Stacie said...

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Marjorie said...

If I win 7 will be a lucky number for me.

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Between Library Shelves said...

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