Tuesday, December 22, 2009

SEVEN: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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SEVEN

BY JACQUELINE LEO

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.


2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.


3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?


4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.


5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.


6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.


7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.
Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Media guru JACQUELINE LEO has held a number of high-level positions in publishing and television. She founded and launched Child magazine in 1986, and went on to be editor in chief of Family Circle magazine and editorial director of the New York Times Women's Magazine Group, where she launched Fitness magazine. She was senior producer and editorial director of Good Morning America, editorial director for Consumer Reports, and vice president and editor in chief of Reader's Digest. She is currently director of digital operations for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. She lives in New York City.

SEVEN CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Just ask ...

-- Mehmet Oz:
"I decided to be a heart surgeon at age seven."

-- Christina Ricci:
"Every seven years, everything changes: your physical being, your emotional being, the way other people look at you. Everything."

-- Sally Quinn:
"I have always had a thing about birthdays with a seven in my age: seven and seventeen and twenty-seven, thirty-seven, etc. I can't wait to be seventy-seven."

-- Liz Smith:
"Like Sophie Tucker, I've been rich and I've been poor and believe me, rich is better. It is, as long as you know the difference. And the difference for me was seven years."

-- Jeff Greenfield:
"I always thought Mantle would forever be the most memorable 'seven' of my baseball fandom-alas, that was not to be the case."

-- Danny Meyer:
"When I opened my second restaurant, Gramercy Tavern, I knew we'd make it. Why? Because we were given the following phone number: GR 7-0777."

-- Jacqueline Novogratz:
"Seven was the organizing principle for our wedding, a reference to the wisdom of many religions, our way of bowing to those who came before us."
GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I
HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
WONDERFUL BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!


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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHICH ONE OF THE SEVEN REASONS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE WILL HELP YOU THE MOST IF YOU WIN THE BOOK

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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GOOD LUCK!

20 comments:

justpeachy36 said...

I think it would interesting to know how the number seven is influential in so many things.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Linda K said...

Seven is intriguing!


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Glenn said...

I think #5, the practical aspects. Seven has always been my favorite number. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Marian said...

I'd like to read the part about building a personal brand. I've heard of the importance of doing that when you're trying to promote a book, which I'll be doing next year. Could be very useful. Thanks!

Marian

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petite said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Seven is wise! saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

booklover0226 said...

I like #5, the practical aspects. Seven has been my lucky number ever since I was a child. I was at the county fair and was playing a game at the number 7 spot. I kept winning so much, the game runner made me move!

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traveler said...

What an interesting giveaway. Thanks. Seven seems to have great import for many aspects in life. Seven is the tool to improve the quality of your life.rojosho(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie said...

Seven is practical. I've always been a practical person!

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rubynreba said...

No. 3 - Seven is intriguing.
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MarionG said...

I like the fun aspect of the book '7' and that's what I think would be most influencing in this book to me.
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Shalonda said...

Because I am so easily distracted, I want to find out more about #1-keeping my mind performing well even with distractions.

This book sounds like such a fun read and I'm trying to read more non-fiction books in 2010. I just may start with this one.

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Aik said...

I think I'd choose #7 because it sounds true.

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Rebecca Graham said...

#6. I like the fun stuff.

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Lacey said...

I like reason #5.

Lacey said...

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DarcyO said...

SEVEN is practical. I could use some prosperity and good luck!

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DarcyO said...

I tweeted:
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Renee said...

seven is intriguing???? I never really thought about that... interested to read the author's perspective

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Nancye said...

"SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck." I am especially liking the last part about prosperity and good luck. 2009 was a pretty lousy year. I sure hope 2010 is better!

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