Saturday, July 24, 2010

CHEAP CABERNET: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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CHEAP CABERNET

BY CATHIE BECK

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Cathie Beck was in her late thirties and finally able to exhale after a lifetime of just trying to get by. A teenage mother harboring vivid memories of her own hardscrabble childhood, Cathie had spent years doing whatever it took to give her children the stability—or at least the illusion of it—that she’d never had. More than that, through sheer will and determination, she had educated them and herself too. With her kids in college, Cathie was at last ready to have some fun. The only problem was that she had no idea how to do it and no friends to do it with. So she put an ad in the paper for a made-up women's group: WOW . . . Women on the Way. Eight women showed up that first night, and out of that group a friendship formed, one of those meteoric, passionate, stand-by-you friendships that come around once in a lifetime and change you forever . . . if you’re lucky.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Cathie Beck is a Denver-based journalist and creative writer who has been, at various times, a baton-twirling teacher, a cocktail waitress, a secretary, and a writing teacher. This is her first book.




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56 comments:

Colleen Turner said...

This memoir sounds so good because it is easy to imagine and (for many) relate to the issue of raising your children and finding yourself with nothing and no one to lean on once they go. Sounds really good! I haven't read a memoir in a while, but I really liked the Christopher Reave's memoir when it came out...very inspirational!
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I entered the Take Hachette To The Beach giveaway (so hope I win!).
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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered for this book because I love memoirs and I love to read about women's friendships. I read and enjoyed THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls.

Laura said...

I am a huge fan of memoirs and would I love to read this one. I recently read Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict by Avis Cardella.
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Anonymous said...

Hi! This looks like a book I would enjoy reading. The only book that I can remember that is sorta of a memoir is Maya Angelou's "I know why the caged bird sings". It was a very powerful book to read. Brought up a lot of emotions.

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Teresa said...

I would like to win this memoir for two reasons. The first is that I love to read about strong women. The second is that I am on the hunt for Colorado based authors to feature on the literary road trip. The most recent memoir that I read was The Glass Castle.

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Pamela Keener said...

I love reading about women's friendships. The premise of the way the friendship develops sounds so neat. A memoir that I read that still stays with me and also on my bookshelf is Jennifer Lauck's "Blackbird A Childhood Lost & Found"
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Pamela Keener said...

I entered Scout, Atticus & Boo & To Kill a Mockingbird giveaway.
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Linda Kish said...

It sounds like she is a terrific person. I raised my son alone but no way I would teach him, too.

Permission Slips by Sherrie Shepherd is sort of a memoir, isn't it?

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Linda Kish said...

I entered Dead in the Family.

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suburban prep said...

The relationship between women is always interesting

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allisonsbj3 said...

It would be interesting to read about a teenage mother. Another memoir I enjoyed was Hope's Boy.

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petite said...

Thanks for this memoir which sounds excellent and special. I read The Lucky Child which was wonderful. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered The Beach giveaway. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

debbie said...

I just read always looking up by micheal j. fox. I think it sounds good because she spent so much of her life devoted to her children, she didn't have time to live it herself.It sounds really good, I would like to read it.
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debbie said...

I entered the curtains giveaway.
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Tea said...

I love to read about women and friendship. In the past, I've read quite a few memoirs. I love memoirs. It's hard to choose a favorites. If I had to choose for now, I would choose "A Father's Dream" by Barack O'bama.

Tea said...

I have blogged about the giveaway in my sidebar.

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Tea said...

I have also entered the Scout and Boo giveaway for To Kill A Mockingbird's 50th Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this. I love books about parenting and female friendships. The last memoir I read was A CHILD CALLED IT.

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Anonymous said...

I entered the THE SEARCH giveaway.

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Tore said...

Sounds interesting. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Benita said...

I love memoirs and so I'd love to read this one. I recently finished The Lucky Child, a fabulous read which I highly recommend.

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Benita said...

I entered Curtains.

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StephTheBookworm said...

I would like to read this one because I love memoirs and I also love reading about good friendships. My favorite memoir is Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster.

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traveler said...

I entered Curtains giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I enjoy memoirs and this one sounds compelling. Thanks. A favorite memoir was Ida Cook's book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

I enjoyed The Last Lecture my Randy Pausch. I'd like to read this because I like to read about women that are strong and independent.

rubynreba said...

I entered Crazy for Love giveaway.

holdenj said...

It sounds like a good memoir because she sure sounds strong! I really enjoyed A Girl Named Zippy, as far as other memoirs go.
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Anonymous said...

I love memoirs, especially those that center around women and their friends.



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Anonymous said...

I also entered the giveaway for "
Vintage Affair",


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Vintage Affair",


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Sarah said...

I have never read a memoir, but this one sounds interesting!

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Jolee said...

It's an interesting premise. Fascinating to be real. Wow. I read Lucky by Alice Sebold. Very good, but a tough read. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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degood said...

I like memoirs and this one about teen motherhood sounds good. I have read and liked Accidentally On Purpose by Mary Pols recently.

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I entered the crazy for love giveaway.

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Ruthie said...

My Husband & I are officially 'empty nesters' so I think I can relate.
I read 'Eat, Pray, Love' recently & really enjoyed it.

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Entered Sadness of Lemon Cake

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I think this memoir would be good because I think that a single mom would have lots of struggles, not that I am into them struggling. However, it sounds like she did a wonderful job with them if they are in college and the fact that she started that womens group would be wonderful to be a part of.

The only other memoir that I have read is the one by Barbara Walters, Audition. This was a wonderful book.


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Andrea I said...

It sounds like a very interesting book. I don't remeber reading a memoir recently.

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Entered "Take Hatchette to the Beach" giveaway.

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