Friday, October 1, 2010

Spotlight and Audiobook Giveaway: KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL by Glenn Paskin

CLOSED.
Thanks to those dog-lovin' folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) audiobook copies of

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


read by the author

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Biography, Autobiography, Pets
Format: Audio Book
Subformat:   CD (Audio)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 9/8/2010
Price: $26.98/$29.98
ISBN: 9781609410384
Pages: 0

Description (from the publisher):
A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIE is a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie's charms.

All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a "Granny"; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security.

Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle, here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss.


Click here to read an excerpt.

Click here to read an author interview.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Plaskin, a resident of New York City, is surrounded by more than 300 dogs in his Battery Park City complex, a neighborhood that inspired this book and the remarkable events in it.


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.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, October 29, 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.

103 comments:

Charleydog said...

I love animals. I believe the story will be great. What a cute face on the book cover.

Please enter my name in the giveaway.

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Charleydog said...

I am a follower on Google reader.


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Suzanne said...

Wow, I must be the earliest riser today! :-) You know I love these Dog stories, and I would really like to listen to this! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Suzanne
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Suzanne said...

I am a Follower! (Of course!)

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Suzanne said...

I blogged about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog! Take a peek at:

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Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Connie Black said...

This looks like a great story that both my kids and myself would enjoy. Thanks for the chance.
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traveler said...

This dog story is lovely and would be enjoyable and unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)c0k

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Lori L said...

I am looking forward to reading this book whether I win it or not!
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Anonymous said...

I would really love to win this book. The story is so wonderful.

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Anonymous said...

I am an old subscriber of your blog.

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Just Mom said...

Aww - I want this one just so I can look at the cover and talk baby talk to that precious dog! (Does that automatically disqualify me as overly sentimental!?)

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Just Mom said...

+1 I am a follower.

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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to win this book! It sounds as if it would really be an inspiring read!!

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Martha Lawson said...

Old follower on gfc

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Diana D said...

My daughter does a lot of the audio books and I's like to win this for her. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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Diana D said...

I am an email subscriber. THanks


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Diana D said...

I am also a GFC follower. Thanks again.


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Tore said...

I love animals and reading about them. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

carla said...

I love audio books, i love animals and I'd love a chance to win this one tho I'm sure it'll bring me to tears.
Thanks!

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JHS. said...

OMG, that picture on the cover is killing me. What a face!! My sister had a golden cocker spaniel, Sandy, that we all adored. Must read this book!

JHS
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JHS. said...

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Jodi said...

When my husband brought home our Maggie I was all , "NO, we have no room for a dog." But here she is 8 years later and all our neighbors love her.

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misskallie2000 said...

I am an animal lover and I love to read stories based on animals. I have 4 cats now as I am not physically able to care for a dog properly. I would love to win Katie Up and Down the Hall. I have had several dogs that I adored but all have passed away. I know Katie is special.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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misskallie2000 said...

I am a GFC Follower and email subscriber

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Anonymous said...

I AM NEW TO THE BLOGGING WORLD BUT i AM A BIG ADVOCATE FOR AUDIO BOOKS. i WOULD SHARE THIS WIN WITH MY DAUGHTER WHO LOVES ANIMALS JUST AS MUCH AS i DO THANK YOU FOR THE OFFERING

Anonymous said...

I'm more of a cat person, but Katie looks adorable.

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Anonymous said...

I am an GFC follower.

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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...

Dogs have a way of breaking down the barriers and opening people up to conversation. There is a good reason they are used as therapy animals for people of all ages.

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Tribute Books Mama said...

I am a gfc follower, and a dog lover.tributebooksmama@gmail.com

rubynreba said...

I would really enjoy this book. Thanks!
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
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Book Loving Mommy said...

I have an award for you over at my blog!
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Pris said...

Hey! I just found your blog over at Book Loving Mommy... lovin it so far! I am a new follower. You can check out my blog and follow me back if you want...have a great day!
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mrsshukra said...

This is perfect for my friend who loves dogs and just discovered audio books!

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janetfaye said...

This book is on my TBR list and I would love to win it!

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janetfaye said...

I am email subscribed.

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Denny, Alaska said...

Who *wouldn't* love this book? It's about a dog! Looks like it will be a fun read.

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Denny, Alaska said...

+1 I follow via GFC; thanks.

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arceli said...

This sounds like such an inspiring book. I would love to listen to it.

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Emma said...

KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

Emma said...

I am email subscribed.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

abfantom said...

I would like to listen to this audio book during my daily commute.

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Brenda said...

I would love to read (listen) to your memoir about life with Katie.

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Brenda said...

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Misusedinnocence said...

I love stories about dogs, and this one sounds great. I would like to be entered.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on gfc.

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jackie said...

i have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I can see how the love of a dog can change many llives.

mmentor said...

please and thank you

409cope said...

I love stories about dogs and would love to win.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Debbie F said...

Please include me! sounds wonderful

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Debbie F said...

I'm a follower!

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hendy said...

I would love to read how Katie was able to bring all the neighbors together, thanks for the giveaway.
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hendy said...

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Katie said...

This sounds like a cute book. And the dog on the cover is adorable!
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Katie said...

I am a follower :)
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PERMANENT POSIES said...

The book sounds great.
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misskallie2000 said...

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misskallie2000 said...

I love Katie Up and Down the Hall and Hope to win..I can listen when I go to my drs appointments out of town or while I am working in my flower beds.

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janetfaye said...

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chlorinebrain said...

I've never ready anything by Glenn Plaskin but the book sounds great! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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Linda Kish said...

I love books about animals of all kinds, but especially dogs.


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Bonita12 said...

Our dog is a wonderful member of our family.
I would love to win this audio.
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mrsshukra said...

Google follower!

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turboterp said...

I've read so many wonderful reviews of this book and would love to own the audio version! Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book because I enjoy reading books that are about animals that are just as much a part of the family as ours are.

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Bons said...

My buddy, Ben (in avitar) and I would love to read about Katie. Please consider us for your give away of "Katie Up And Down The Hall". I could post a review on LibraryThing as well unders Bons.
Thanks much!
Bons & Ben
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Susan said...

I would love to read this book because I enjoy reading animal stories.
Susan
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ky2here said...

I like animal stories that teach me something new about human relationships.

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ky2here said...

New GFC follower kycouple2000.

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ky2here said...

Will tweet for audiobooks:

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grannyvon said...

I love dogs and this one is adorable. Mine is too, a little Yorkie. I would love to win this audiobook. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

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grannyvon said...

I subscribe by e-mail. Thanks for all the chances to WIN!
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Hotsnotty2 said...

Sounds great, I would love to listen to it, thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this!

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Dawn M. said...

Awww, what a cute story! I love that they were all brought together by a dog. Count me in, please!

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

I subscribe by email. (midnightblue)

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

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loni said...

Count me in to win please

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susan1215 said...

I love dogs

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susan1215 said...

I follow via GFC

FDP 4 Life said...

i just started listening to audio books while i commute an hour each way each day.

i love audio books!
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kathy pease said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway please count me in :)
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lknott said...

All our dogs have been adopted. When I married my husband he had 13dogs!!! We lost the last dog this summer and he can't stand to get another. This book might help him and us move on. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!


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Atreau said...

I am a huge animal lover and would love to listen to this one.

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SalanderServant said...

I adore my Black Lab Keely and sense this would be a story cherished by my family.

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GFC follower.

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