Saturday, October 24, 2009

THE POSSIBILITY OF EVERYTHING: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE POSSIBILITY OF EVERYTHING
BY HOPE EDELMAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, here is the real-life story of one woman’s search for a cure to her family’s escalating troubles, and the leap of faith that took her on a journey to an exotic place and a new state of mind.

In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world. Feeling vulnerable and isolated, she was primed for change. Into her stagnant routine dropped Dodo, her three-year-old daughter Maya’s curiously disruptive imaginary friend. Confused and worried about how to handle Dodo’s apparent hold on their daughter, Edelman and her husband made the unlikely choice to take her to Maya healers in Belize, hoping that a shaman might help them banish Dodo–and, as they came to understand, all he represented–from their lives.


An account of how an otherwise mainstream mother and wife finds herself making an extremely unorthodox choice,
The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person whose past had led her to believe only in the visible and the “proven” to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces. This deeply affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family’s emotional journey explores what Edelman and her husband went looking for in the jungle and what they ultimately discovered–as parents, as spouses, and as ordinary people–about the things that possess and destroy, or that can heal us all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Hope Edelman holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in English from the University of Iowa. She is the author of five nonfiction books: the international bestseller Motherless Daughters (1994), which was translated into seven languages; Letters from Motherless Daughters (1995), an edited collection of letters from readers; Mother of My Mother (1999), which looks at the depth and influence of the grandmother-granddaughter relationship; Motherless Mothers (2006), about the experience of being a mother when you don't have one, from HarperCollins; and The Possibility of Everything (2009), her first book-length memoir, set in Topanga Canyon, California, and Belize.

Hope has lectured widely on the long-term effects of early parent loss. She has appeared on national and local television throughout the U.S., including the Today show and Good Morning America, and has also appeared on TV and radio in Toronto; Vancouver; London; Sydney; Melbourne, Australia; and Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, New Zealand.

She began her journalism career with a part-time job at Outside magazine, and soon after interned for three months at the Salem Statesman-Journal in Salem, Oregon. Her first full-time editorial job was at Whittle Communications in Knoxville, Tennessee. From there, she went on to the University of Iowa, earning a master's degree in creative nonfiction writing in 1992, one of the first of its kind.

Since then, her articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications, such as the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News, Glamour, Child, Parenting, Seventeen, Real Simple, Self, The Iowa Review, and The Crab Orchard Review, and many anthologies, including The Bitch in the House, Toddler, Blindsided By a Diaper, and Behind the Bedroom Door.

She is the recipient of a New York Times Notable Book of the Year designation and a Pushcart Prize for creative nonfiction. Nearly every July you can find her at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in Iowa City, and periodically at other conferences and festivals throughout the U.S.

Hope plays piano and guitar (sort of); cooks a mean French Toast; and has discovered an unexpected aptitude for sixth-grade math. She lives in Topanga, California, with her husband, their two daughters, a fat cat named Timmy ("No, Mom, tell them he's buff!") and their pet tarantula, Billy Bob. Photo by Uzi Eliahou


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO SUSAN AND MY FRIENDS
AT RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING,
I HAVE TWO
COPIES OF THIS
WONDERFUL BOOK TO GIVE AWAY

RULES:
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--YOU MUST PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN YOUR COMMENT OR IT WON'T COUNT
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE ENTERED
THIS TIME IN ONE
COMMENT ONLY!


HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHETHER YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OR NOT AND IF YOU ARE TELL ME WHERE OR HOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: GUESS THE NUMBER OF COMMENTS THAT WILL BE MADE FOR THIS GIVEAWAY. THE PERSON CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING OVER WILL GET A BONUS PRIZE. IF EVERYONE GOES OVER, THEN THE ONE CLOSEST WILL GET THE PRIZE. STRATEGY MAY COME TO PLAY HERE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6PM, EST, NOV.10
GOOD LUCK!


28 comments:

~Jennifer~ said...

I'm a follower through google friend connect.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Diane said...

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway; thanks

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

Martha Lawson said...

Wow!! First comment.. don't know if that's good or bad!! This book sounds awesome.

I'm a google follower.

I think there will be 46 comments

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Linda K said...

GFC follower


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda K said...

I say there will be 154 comments


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower :-)
Since your blog is sooooooooooooooo
popular, I think that you will get at least 112 comments!
Thanks for the giveaway.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I follow through Google Friend Connect

+1 My guess is 56 comments.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Commchick said...

I follow on Blogger. I think there will be approximately 75 comments.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

holdenj said...

I follow via google friend connect.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I think there will be 64 comments.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

You got me. If you want to toss out the previous two, here it is.

I follow via Google friend connect.

I think there will be 64 comments!

Thanks, Bingo
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

bekki1820cb said...

I am a follower!
This should be interesting!
I think that there will be 115 comments!

bekki1820cb@gmail.com

g.g. said...

I am a google friend connect follower

I think there will be 37 comments

anjamie4 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jaime said...

google follower and your on my blog list
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Margie said...

Your blog is on my list of favorites and I check it every few days for new entries.

My guess is 81 entries.

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I am a follower on Google Friend Connect as Ally (rubymoonstone@gmail)

+1


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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

My guess for total entries is 60.

+1

bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm not a follower with google, but I do follow in my own way. I visit a couple of times a week. I love your blog, and wish there was an email subscription. Maybe someday soon, I'll learn about google following.

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks, Karen.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am not a follower as I haven't yet read what that is.

I think you will have 103 comments

Mytyme2 at gmail dot com
Lynnie

Jaime said...

google follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing about 43 comments.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katrina said...

Hi Bingo,

I am a follower and would love a chance to win this book,

I am guessing that there will be 64 comments

khal5671 AT gmail.com

Deb K said...

I follow you with Google

Deb K

I would love to win this book~Sounds great :)


deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb K said...

I am Guessing that there will be 69 Comments at the end :)


deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

LoveMyCoffee said...

I follow through google friend connect.

I think they'll be 28 comments.

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I just became a follower on Google Friends Connect.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

pixie13 said...

I'm a follower on Google Friend Connect. I think thee will be 32 comments. Thanks for the giveaway!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Nancye said...

I am a loyal follower through Google Friend Connect

I think there will be 83 comments for this Giveaway.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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