Sunday, June 7, 2009

AN AUDIO BOOK MEMOIR GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS
NOW OVER!
WINNERS WILL
BE ANNOUNCED
SOON!
LOSING MUM AND PUP
BY
CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY
AN AUDIO BOOK MEMOIR GIVEAWAY

CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY

Christopher Buckley is the author of fourteen books, including Supreme Courtship, Boomsday, and Thank You For Smoking. He is editor-at-large of ForbesLife magazine, and was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence. He lives on the Acela train between Washington, D.C. and New York City,


DESCRIPTION:
In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Christopher Buckley coped with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most glamorous and colorful socialites. He was their only child and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: "They were not - with respect to every other set of loving, wonderful parents in the world - your typical mom and dad."
As Buckley tells the story of their final year together, he takes readers on a surprisingly entertaining tour through hospitals, funeral homes, and memorial services, capturing the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a 55-year-old orphan. Buckley maintains his sense of humor by recalling the words of Oscar Wilde: "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness."
Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

Thanks to Anna and the
wonderful Hachette Book Group,
I have 3 copies to give away just in time maybe
for a Father's Day gift? Or for yourself!


And here's THE rules, as always:
U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
No P.O.Boxes Please
Include your email address on your entry
My Giveaway will end at 6PM, EST, June 18

To enter:
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE
SEPARATE COMMENTS TO COUNT

+1 Entry: Comment (with email address) on a favorite memoir you have read and who it was about
+1 Entry: Comment about this Giveaway on your blog and post the link here
+1 Entry: Follow this Blog or become a follower and tell me how you follow
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary
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I think one of the most memorable of memoirs I've read, was that of Elizabeth Taylor when she was detailing her years with Richard Burton and the filming of Cleopatra, her difficulties in maintaing a set weight (they had to keep letting her fabulous Cleopatra costume in or out as her weight on the set fluctuated). And she said Burton would call her his little heifer, etc.
Anyway, her memoirs were beautifully written and gave a depth of insight into the trials and tribulations of one of the most beautiful women on earth!

Annie said...

Favourite memoir I've read was Ryan White: In My Own Words.

It was about Ryan who was a boy that was infected by the HIV/AIDS virus through blood products for hemophilia!

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Annie said...

I follow your blog!


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Cindy said...

My favorite memoir that I have read to date is Big Russ and Me, written by Tim Russert about his dad and himself. Tim Russert was always one of my favorite newscasters, but I didn't learn the personal details of this wonderful man's life until after his death. That is when I read his memoirs.

Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love a chance to win this audiobook. It is one that I am really interested in.

Cindy
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Cindy said...

I follow your blog!

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Cindy said...

I do not have a blog, but I have tweeted about your blog on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213

I also subscribe by email. Your blog is one of my favorites!

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bermudaonion said...

Let me think - I love memoirs, so I've read a lot of them. A recent memoir that I've loved is The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson - it was about his attempt to help his autistic son. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

This sounds great! I've heard a lot about it, and am interested in reading it, but don't enter me, because I want to get the hardback!

Pam said...

This sounds good. I'd like to "read" it.

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Pam said...

One of my favourite memoirs was "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls. It was incredible to me how she became so successful considering her very unconventional upbringing.

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Alexa said...

My favorite memoir I've ever read would have to be A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer.

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Alexa said...

I'm a follower.
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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

My favorite memoir was A Lotus Grows in the Mud by Goldie Hawn. Fascinating!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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deedee said...

I'm a follower, thanks!
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A Reader said...

I really enjoyed The Glass Castle by Kathleen Walls.

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A Reader said...

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Posted Giveaway on my blog sidebar.
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thanks!

Beth said...

It's My Life and I can Laugh If I want to by Caroline Adams was good
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janetfaye said...

My favorite memoir is Angela's Ashes.

I follow your blog.

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Kristi said...

I think it would be a series of books for me - A Child Called It, The Lost Boy and A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer.

I follow your blog.

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Searcher said...

Absolute Favorite Memoir -Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain...

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Searcher said...

I am a follower on Google Reader!

Pam said...

My favorite one was the "Glass Castle". Fascinating read.

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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catsnbooks12 said...

"Lucky" by Alice Sebold. That's a memoir that comes to mind--about the author's life experiences.

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catsnbooks12 said...

I follow. (rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

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sharon54220 said...

I've read quite a few. One that sticks in my head right now is Last Lecture. I also read a book on Christopher Reeve & his wife, but I can't remember the name right now. Also the book on Bob Woodward.

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sharon54220 said...

I'm also a follower.

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Trin said...

I would love to be entered Khal5671 AT mwcc DOT edu
I follow your blog and I have you on my blog roll.
I posted about your giveaways at Bloody Bad Book Blog, and will each week.

MJ said...

I read 65 Roses.

I follow on Google Reader.

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Sue W. said...

The Moons a Balloon by David Niven was a wonderful memoir of his life in the theater and in the movies. He spoke of many famous people that he spent time with both on the screen and stage and off. I have always loved that title.
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Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.
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Sue W. said...

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