Sunday, August 15, 2010

Book Giveaway: THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK by Peg Bracken

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away two (2) copies of
THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK
by Peg Bracken.

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


by Peg Bracken

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Category: Cooking
Format: Hardcover Book
Publish Date: 7/26/2010
Price: $22.99/$27.99
ISBN: 9780446545921
Pages: 224
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Description (from the publisher)
"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, and the other kind...The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest."
- Peg Bracken

Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn't.

This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.

Meet Peg's daughter, Jo Bracken, by visiting her blog.


RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original 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, September 3, 2010.

• 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.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

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

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

63 comments:

Bethie said...

This is one I could really use! Thanks for the giveaway.

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I follow on GFC

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Benita said...

I've really been trying to snag a copy of this book. Please count me in.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Benita said...

Follower by GFC.

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headlessfowl said...

I don't hate cooking, I hate the cleaning.

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headlessfowl said...

I am a follower on Google Friend Connect.

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Jennifer L. said...

This is the perfect cookbook for me because I truly do not like to cook. But I want to make healthier, homemade meals so I need a cookbook that makes it possible to do so.
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Jennifer L. said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Kaye said...

I'd love to win this one for my oldest daughter. She hates to cook and is totally lost when it comes to the kitchen. Her ex used to do the cooking but now that she's on her own, I shudder to think what she is eating.

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Kaye said...

GFC follower!

Thanks for hosting

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Zibilee said...

I would love to win this one, thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

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Zibilee said...

I follow through Google reader.

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Jonita said...

I'm not very creative in the kitchen, so I could really use this one! I've had my eye on it for a while now.

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Jonita said...

I am a follower through GFC.

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love a chance to win this book.
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Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower.
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Tore said...

I am a follower and I am not a very good cook. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

karenk said...

i like the cover of this book...

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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

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traveler said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I need this lovely book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Lovely giveaway. Could use this helpful book. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sky Princess said...

I LOVE cookbooks, and do not really hate to cook. I remember my mother had the original "I Hate to Cook" cookbook when it first came out. I never really looked at it because I was a kid. Now, I want it also! Thanks!

Sky Princess said...

I am a very loyal blog follower.

Lori L said...

I would love to give this to my son!
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Lori L said...

I'm a follower too!
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Kerry said...

Please enter me! Thank you!

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Kerry said...

I'm also a follower.

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ChristyJan said...

I also hit the big 5-0 this year ~ I'd love to win this 50th Anniversary Edition of I HATE TO COOK BOOK

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ChristyJan said...

I'm a follower

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I so want this book! I don't hate to cook if I can use a quick easy recipe. This book sounds perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I am also a google follower!

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I would love to win, I hate to cook,lol
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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I am a blog follower
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justpeachy36 said...

I like to cook, but I'd still like to win this book LOL...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Sandra K321 said...

I remember when this book first came out and my mother got a copy of it. I would love a copy.
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Sandra K321 said...

I follow via google friend connect.
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wmmahaney said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.
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Dawn M. said...

This would be a great cookbook for me. I actually like to cook but if a recipe has too many ingredients or too many complicated steps, I don't make it. Yep. I'm a lazy cook. Heh.

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe by email. (midnightblue)

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Dawn M. said...

Tweeted:
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Darcie K. said...

I have never really been into cooking so I could use this!
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email!!
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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Subscriber.

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librarypat said...

I love to cook, but am finding I have less time to devote to it. Aside from sounding like it has some good recipes , it sounds like a fun cookbook to use.

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vvb32 reads said...

I heard such good stuff about this cookbook. Would love to check it out.
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Susan said...

I am now a subscriber of this blog. I really love books!

Nancy said...

I have the original edition of this book and would love to see how it has been updated. tesmango [at]opton line [dot]n e t

Cindy said...

I would love to have this cookbook! This sounds like the perfect cookbook to have for those I don't want to cook evenings.

Please include me in the giveaway.

Cindy
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Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog.

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Cindy said...

I also subscribe to your blog.

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allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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allisonsbj3 said...

Blog follower

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Tara said...

I am a terrible cook! I know my husband would appreciate if I won lol!

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Tara said...

I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect!

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I tweeted about the giveaway!

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Tara said...

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I blogged about the giveaway!

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Renee G said...

I would love to have this cookbook. My mom had a copy when I was little and I would love to rediscover it.
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Cindy W. said...

I could really use this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am an email subscriber.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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