Sunday, May 10, 2009

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! WATCH FOR WINNERS LATER TONIGHT!

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!
THREE VERY DIFFERENT
MEMOIRS TO GIVE AWAY
5 COPIES OF EACH
ENTER BELOW WITH
YOUR CHOICE!

CHOICE #1:
HOW I GOT TO BE
WHOEVER IT IS I AM
by Charles Grodin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Charles Grodin is a recipient of the William Kuntsler Award for Racial Justice and has been honored by Habitat for Humanity for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the homeless. He is best known for his starring roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run and the Beethoven movies, among dozens of others. He has written six books including the bestseller It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here. Charles Grodin was a commentator for 60 Minutes II and is currently a commentator for CBS News. He also writes a weekly op-ed column for the New York Daily News website.

SYNOPSIS from Hachette Book Group:
My Review will follow soon!
In his candid and engaging new book HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM, successful actor, author, and activist, Charles Grodin, looks back at the major events and private moments that have shaped his life.
Grodin's success in plays in high school and adventures in college theater led him to a career in acting, studying with the great teachers like Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg. Grodin shares behind-the-scenes tales of working on plays like Same Time Next Year and movies like The Heartbreak Kid and Midnight Run--even how close he came to playing the lead in The Graduate. Grodin's greatest work isn't limited to stage and screen, however. He has been an award winning talk show host and commentator on Sixty Minutes II, and he reveals insights about the political and personal side of journalism and some of the larger-than-life characters he's interviewed. Still, it is the personal aspects of Grodin's life that are truly revealing and funny. He shares intimate anecdotes of humorous dating experiences during the carefree 70s. But it is Grodin's tales of the lives he's helped save with his relentless advocacy work that make you realize what a great guy Charles Grodin really is. We are lucky that the nice guy his friends call, "Chuck" brings us along to share a little of his journey of how he got to be who he really is! The author is donating 100 percent of his royalties from sales of this book to Mentoring USA, a New York City based nonprofit that forges powerful, transformative connections for young people through the advocacy and involvement of mentors.

CHOICE #2:
A LUCKY CHILD
by
Thomas Buergenthal, Elie Wiesel

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thomas Buergenthal is a judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he served as the first US Judge and later, President, of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He has also served as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. He has authored over a dozen books on international law, and is the subject of a biography, entitled Tommy, by the Norwegian humanitarian and UNICEF founder, Odd Nansen. Judge Buergenthal was also the co-recipient of the 2008 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize.

SYNOPSIS From Hachette Book Group:
My Review to follow soon!
Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life. Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.

CHOICE #3:
JANTSEN'S GIFT
A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace
by
Pam Cope and Amiee Molloy

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
In 2000, Pam Cope founded Touch A Life Foundation by establishing a shelter in Saigon for homeless children. Touch A Life now supports 224 children in Vietnam and helps fund the Place of Rescue in Cambodia, a safe haven for families who have been stricken with the AIDS virus. Pam is now working to raise funds to build a center for children in northern Ghana who have been rescued from slavery. Pam lives in Joplin, Missouri with her husband, Randy, and her children, Van and Tatum. Her older daughter, Crista, attends college.

Aimee Molloy is a freelance journalist and the co-author, with Senator John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, of This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for The Future; and For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire with James Yee. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
SYNOPSIS from Hachette Book Group:
My Review to follow soon!

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.
Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.
Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ENTER TO WIN?
Thanks to Anna at
Hachette Book Group
I have 5 copies of each book!
for a giveaway
Here is all you have to do!
REMEMBER!
U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
No P.O. Boxes, Please

THE FOLLOWING ENTRY INFORMATION
MUST ALL BE IN ONE COMMENT

+ 1 Entry=to let me know if you want
#1, #2, #3, or ALL
+ 1 Entry=if you post about this
giveaway and tell me where

+1 Entry=if you let me know you follow
You must include your Email address in
your comment so we can find you!

BONUS
SECOND
COMMENT!!!!

If you follow this blog as one of
my Google Friend Connect followers in
the LEFT HAND COLUMN on this page,
you will be entered for a chance to win

ALL THREE BOOKS! SO
TELL ME THAT IN
A SECOND COMMENT

Only these kind of followers are eligible but
you can sign up as one now and it will count!

Giveaway will run from today until
6 PM, Sunday, May 24
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!




44 comments:

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me for #1 & &2!

I tweeted about this!
http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I will try for #1. Great Mother's Day picture by the puppyrazzi too!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I would love a shot at #2 and #3.

I'm a follower

I posted this on my sidebar, and will post it next weekend on my weekly giveaway blog post:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/

Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I am a follower under your Google Friend Connect!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter for A Lucky Child.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Carlene said...

I would love to win any of your books. I have not read any of them. I would love to enter your drawing.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading@verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading@verizon.net

ann marie said...

Hi Bingo,
Thanks for the book giveaway's.
I am going for book #3-Jantsen's Gift.
I am also a follower.
Posted on my blog http://annmariebro.blogspot.com

annmariebro(at)yahoo.com

ann marie said...

I am a follower under the Google Friend Connect.

annmariebro(at)yahoo.com



Happy Mother's Day. :)

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'd like to enter for #'s 2 and 3.

I subscribe.

Thank you.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I am a follower under your Google Friend Connect.

Thank You.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Belinda M said...

I would love to read #1 and #3

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Kristi said...

I would love a chance to win The Lucky Child - I follow your blog.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kerri said...

I would like #3.

I'm a follower.

ravndahl at hotmail dot com

gaby317 said...

I would like to enter for all 3 please. I'm particularly interested in #2. I'm a lawyer and had joined an external session that the Hague sponsored in Asia!

I've posted a link to your contest on my blog's sideroll.

www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com

I follow via googlereader.

thanks!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Marie Burton said...

I would like any of the books, but would love A Lucky Child.
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Marie Burton said...

I'm a follower
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

janetfaye said...

I would like to enter for Choice #2

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Cheryl S. said...

Please enter me for Choice #2.

Thanks,
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dina said...

I already have #3, it is an amazing true story - so I'd like to enter for #1 and #2. aitmama (ta) gmail (tod) com

Dina said...

Follow you. aitmama (ta) gmail (tod) com

cpullum said...

All great to read on my vacation this summer!
Count me in!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I follow I would like a chance to win 2# and 3# book. I heard they were really good! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Paula said...

I am a follower and would love a chance for #2 Charles book.

Shauna said...

I would l♥ve a chance to win them all please :)
tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I would love a chance to win #1 or #2 books!
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a Google Friend Connect follower! I would love a chance to win all 3 books!
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Sue W. said...

I would really love to win book #1 or #2.
I blogged this giveaway at: http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/
I'm a follower.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I follow under Google Friends Connect.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Beth said...

I have not read any of these and would like a chance for all.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Karin said...

#2-- A Lucky Child

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Thank you!

Shauna said...

Please enter me for #3 Jansten's Gift~! I would l♥ve to read that one! And enter me for the other ones also please! Thank you so much!
tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Alexa said...

Enter me for #2 and #3!

I am a follower.

lovinfitch@aol.com

Alexa said...

I also follow under Google Friends Connect.

lovinfitch@aol.com

Lucy said...

Please enter me for this giveaway. I'd like to win A Lucky Child. Sounds like a fascinating book. Would love to read it.
Thank you.
makeupgirl21@comcast.net

Kytaira said...

I'd love to be entered for #2 - A Lucky Child

+ I'm a follower.

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

Kytaira said...

And for the Bonus contest to win all three -

I'm a follower via Google Friends Connect

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

esther said...

I would love to read #2 and #3, especially #2!

esther said...

I'm a follower.

Dixie said...

I'd like to enter for #1 and#2
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I follow on google friend connect.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

mindy said...

i have not read any of them and would be happy with whichever one i win minsthins at optonline dot net

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