Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY: START OFF WITH "THE STARTER WIFE"

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE STARTER WIFE
BY GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER
ABOUT THE BOOK:
IN HOLLYWOOD, THEY LIKE TO LOVE 'EM AND LEAVE 'EM.
THE STARTER WIFE... A scathingly funny novel from the bestselling author of Maneater!
When her husband, Kenny, dumps her by cell phone (!) mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock is dazed and confused. Though life as the wife of a semi-famous Hollywood studio executive often left her yawning, Gracie always believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she'd be a starter wife.

But Kenny has upgraded, and with images of his new pop tartlet girlfriend everywhere Gracie turns, she seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion. Then a mysterious hunk saves her from drowning and suddenly drowning in her sorrows seems like a waste of time. And when she takes up with Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios, she discovers that maybe life after divorce -- Hollywood-style -- isn't so bad after all!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gigi Levangie Grazer is the author of three prior novels: Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), and The Starter Wife (2006). The Starter Wife was adapted for an Emmy Award–winning USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing, and later for a television series; Maneater was adapted for a Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke in May 2009. In addition, Gigi wrote the screenplay for Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Gigi’s articles have appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour. She lives in L.A. with her two children and three miniature dachshunds. Read more about this author HERE.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"Fearless and fabulous. Only an insider like Gigi Grazer could have so much wicked fun with the intricacies of Hollywood's power couples." -- Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

"In The Starter Wife, with delirious aplomb, nerves of Sub-Zero steel, and a mordant case of the giggles, Gigi Levangie Grazer covers a very expensive waterfront: that gated colony inhabited by the great EWs: Entertainment Weekly, Edith Wharton, and Evelyn Waugh." -- Bruce Wagner, author of The Chrysanthemum Palace

"Acidic and unforgiving, Gigi Levangie Grazer's hilariously accurate skewering of the mores -- and the morons -- of Hollywood left a deliciously vile taste in my mouth, and I loved it!" -- Simon Doonan, columnist for The New York Observer and author of Nasty

 GIVEAWAY 
I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS  
BEST SELLING AUTHOR'S BOOK,  
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER.
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE AS WELL AS PERHAPS THE VIDEO, AND TELL WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER'S WEBSITE HERE AND TELL ABOUT SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FIND THERE. MAYBE YOU CAN FIND A BOOK YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ

+1 (or +?) MORE ENTRIES: COMMENT IF YOU ENTERED ANY OF THE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAYS. IF YOU DID, PLEASE COMMENT SEPARATELY ON EACH ONE YOU HAVE ENTERED. 
+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON HOW YOU PLAN ON "STARTING" THIS NEW YEAR. DID YOU MAKE A RESOLUTION?   

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 11!
GOOD LUCK! 
 

160 comments:

debbie said...

I think is interesting that she gets dumped by her husband, only to wind up with his boss.
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debbie said...

I think her book man eater sounds good.
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debbie said...

I entered the cheater BBQ giveaway.
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debbie said...

I entered the light in the attic giveaway.
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debbie said...

I am planning on dieting this year. I know it's not original, but I need to do it.
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Steve Capell said...

Paul Simon’s funny song “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” didn’t mention by “Cell Phone.” I guess there might be other tacky ways to break the news, but this one has to be at the top of the “Tacky List.” Not sure what to say about this review … it sounds interesting, but not sure it would be one that I would really enjoy reading and as such please don’t include my name in your drawing. I am sure others would much more enjoy this novel than I would.

As for a New Year Resolution … I have a carry over one to finish writing a leadership book I started in 2010 called The Servant Leader. Secondly, I have a new resolution to help as much as I can a friend that was involved in a motorcycle crash and currently is paralyzed. Not sure if he will regain the use of his legs, but I have been praying for his recovery and visiting him often at the rehab hospital here in Kansas City.

I did want to wish everyone a 2011 filled with health, happiness, prosperity, and everyday filled with many smiles. BTW Bookin Buddy looks awesome on the High Flyer.

rbooth43 said...

I love watching the movies on Lifetime, and to know The Starter Wife was adapted for an Emmy Award–winning USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing, and later for a television series; Maneater was adapted for a Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke in May 2009. In addition, Gigi wrote the screenplay for Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon is amazing. I haven't read THE STARTER'S WIFE, but sure would love to read GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER's Book.

rubynreba said...

I think this sounds like a fun read. Breakup by cell phone would be devestating!
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rubynreba said...

I read that she was 10 years old in the 7th grade and quite possibly the shortest and chubbiest!
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rubynreba said...

Entered What I Thought I Knew giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered Maybe This Time giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered Light in the Attic giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered Last Kiss giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered Ghost Moon Giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered Classic Southern Desserts giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered Cheater BBQ cookbook giveaway
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rubynreba said...

Entered The Brave giveaway
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holdenj said...

Happy New Year Bingo!
I saw some of this on tv and would love to read the book. Thanks!
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holdenj said...

I entered Light in the Attic.
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holdenj said...

I entered the Southern Desserts giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered Cheater BBQ.
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holdenj said...

One aim I hope to accomplish this year is to read more of the books I already have at home!
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holdenj said...

I entered the Elephant to Hollywood giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered Chesapeake Shores Xmas.
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holdenj said...

I entered the Kardashain giveaway.
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holdenj said...

I entered Last Kiss.
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Benita said...

I love the hilarity of this book. It's time to read books that are a bit lighter.

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Benita said...

I plan on eating better this year.

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I would like to read this book because it sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

CarolNWong said...

It sounds like the author is making fun of Hollywood and the short life of many of the marriages out there.
Sounds somewhat satiric so I think I would enjoy it.


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CarolNWong said...

I tweeted:
Carolee888 is my Twitter name.
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/? See link for a giveaway of 'The Starter Wife'

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CarolNWong said...

My computer is giving me some pain. I don't believe that my last comment posted! I would choose "Queen Takes King". Apparently,the author is comparing divorce to chess in a funny way.

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CarolNWong said...

I entered the giveaway f or "The Elephants of Hollywood'.


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CarolNWong said...

I entered 'Classic Southern
Desserts'.

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CarolNWong said...

I entered "What I Thought I Knew".


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CarolNWong said...

I entered the contest for "Last Kiss'.

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CarolNWong said...

I entered the contest for
'Maybe This Time'.


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CarolNWong said...

I entered the contest for '
The Brave' Audio.


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Colleen Turner said...

I LOVED this show when it was on television, and I have been waiting for another season of the show (although I am not sure if this is going to happen). I would love to read the book to see how it compares to the show. My favorite part is how the main character slowly learns how to live her life without her husband and his responsibilities.
Thanks!
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Colleen Turner said...

I went to the author's website, and I would love to read Rescue Me. It sounds very steamy :).
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Colleen Turner said...

I entered the Wolves of Andover giveaway.
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Colleen Turner said...

I entered the Rescue giveaway.
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Colleen Turner said...

+5 swagbucks!
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Colleen Turner said...

I entered the Last Kiss giveaway.
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Colleen Turner said...

FB Fan January Bonus Entry!
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Linda Kish said...

I loved watching the show! I think the book will be as entertaining.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to read Maneater. I am watching it again right now.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the Hell's Corner giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the Say Goodbye giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the A Chesapeake Shores Christmas giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the What I Thought I Knew giveaway.

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scottsgal said...

I'd like to read this - sounds along the lines of a Jackie Collins type hollywood novel
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scottsgal said...

I learned Gigi grew up in Hollywood
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scottsgal said...

I don't make resolutions as they're too hard to keep
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

i would love to read this because i love reading and it lookes like an interesting book
thanks for giveaway
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Christa said...

I would love to read this book because I think it would be very entertaining. The whole celebrities don't stay married for long concept does seem to be true, so writing a book with this in mind and how one would deal with it (in a fictional way of course) sounds like great "lay back and enjoy" reading.

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Christa said...

Just tweeted about this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/#!/christauf4/status/21593056205602817

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Christa said...

I visited Gigi Levangie Grazer's website and I want to read all four of her books! They all sound really entertaining, right up my alley for enjoyment reading. And it's cool that two of her books are lifetime series!

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Christa said...

I entered Classic Southern Desserts!

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Christa said...

I entered What I Thought I Knew!

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Christa said...

I entered the Kardashian Konfidential Audio Book giveaway!

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Christa said...

I entered the Cheater BBQ giveaway!

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Christa said...

I entered the giveaway for Rachel Ray's Express Lane Meals cookbook!

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Christa said...

I plan on starting this New Year with being "healthy" in mind. Healthy relationships, healthy work attitude, healthy eating, ect. I would also like to put what is most important to me in the forefront-- my relationships with God, my husband, family, and friends. Happy New Year!!!!

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Christa said...

FB Fan January Bonus Entry!!!

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petite said...

This entire premise sounds unique and interesting. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Her book Rescue Me sounds good. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I will be cooking healthy meals. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered LIght in the Attic. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

bison61 said...

interesting that her husband dumps her by phone and then she ends up with his boss

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Bethie said...

I love that the main character thought they would be different than other Hollywood couples. Sounds like a good read.

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Bethie said...

I made a resolution to start excercising.

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Bethie said...

I entered the V giveaway

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Bethie said...

Entered the Kardashian giveaway.

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Bethie said...

Entered the Light in the Attic giveaway.

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Bethie said...

Entered the Cheater BBQ giveaway.

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sos said...

like reading such chick lit

MRWriter said...

Withut going into details, I almost became a starter wife to a Hollywood/NYC movie mogul. It isn't what it's cracked up to be!

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MRWriter said...

I read her "Rescue Me" and it was fabulous! Would like to read her "Maneater." Love that she's a neighbor and has 3 weiner doxies!

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MRWriter said...

I entered the Cheater BBQ Giveaway.
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MRWriter said...

I entered the Little Pink Slips/The Beach House giveaway.

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MRWriter said...

I entered the Rachel Ray's Express Lane Cookbook Giveaway.

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MRWriter said...

I entered Maybe This Time Giveaway.
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MRWriter said...

I entered the V DVD Giveaway.
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MRWriter said...

My resolution is to live fearlessly
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hendy said...

I've heard of this series/book but I never knew what the term "starter wife" meant. This sound hilarious and potentially a "women power" kind of book.
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hendy said...

My New Year's Resolution this year was to end 2011 with a new job.
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hendy said...

Entered Cheater BBQ giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Light in the Attic giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Maybe This Time giveaway

hendy said...

Entered The Brave giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Ghost Moon giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Express Lane Meals giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Rune Warriors giveaway

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Entered Little Pionk Slips and The Beach House giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Cat of the Century giveaway

hendy said...

Entered V: DVD series giveaway

hendy said...

Entered Finders-Keepers Place giveaway

hendy said...

tweeted
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gaby317 said...

I loved the TV series and would love to read the book! She's so likable - and her friendships make the book so fun.

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gaby317 said...

I entered the giveaway for the 3 cookbooks

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gaby317 said...

I plan to eat less chocolate, exercise more, and become more organized!

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Tina said...

I know I'd like this book. I actually remember seeing the show come on last year, but there's just not enough hours in the day to watch a lot of tv.
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Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Christina101092/status/24448936982880256
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Tina said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=183124015044920&id=100001144971475

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Tina said...

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/christina101092/review/49379939/

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Tina said...

I'd love to read Maneater too. That sounds like a great life!!
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Tina said...

A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
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Tina said...

A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
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Tina said...

RUNE WARRIORS: SWORD OF DOOM GIVEAWAY christina101092@yahoo.com

Tina said...

GHOST MOON GIVEAWAY
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Tina said...

Yes I did, It's to start working out again and lose weight.

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Tina said...

+5swag christina101092@yahoo.com

Tina said...

EXPRESS LANE MEALS GIVEAWAY
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Shirley said...

I knew this went on, if you've ever watched the Housewives of Orange county, you'll notice most are on their second husband, I just never heard the term Starter wife before. I find the subject very intersting, I'd love t win this book
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Shirley said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Grandmamaof10/status/24452475905900545

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Shirley said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=121714397897799&id=100001087052807

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Shirley said...

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/shundelt45/review/49380328/

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Shirley said...

I just read her Bio and sounds like a great life for the most part. Her school days sound like my daughters. lol

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Shirley said...

A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
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Shirley said...

THE STARTER WIFE GIVEAWAY
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Shirley said...

EXPRESS LANE MEALS GIVEAWAY
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Shirley said...

RUNE WARRIORS: SWORD OF DOOM GIVEAWAY shundelt@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

GHOST MOON GIVEAWAY
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Shirley said...

No I don't usually make new years resolutions. I just want every new year to only get better and better.

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Shirley said...

+5swag shundelt@yahoo.com

Jeff said...

I'd like to win this book for my wonderful wife. jeff72768@yahoo.com

Jeff said...

http://twitter.com/#!/jeff72768/status/24455175041187840
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Jeff said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=146135992108484&id=100000609680005

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Jeff said...

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/Jeff72768/review/49380613/

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Jeff said...

I thought being voted best legs in her senior year interesting.

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Jeff said...

A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
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Jeff said...

EXPRESS LANE MEALS GIVEAWAY
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Jeff said...

RUNE WARRIORS: SWORD OF DOOM GIVEAWAY
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Jeff said...

GHOST MOON GIVEAWAY
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Jeff said...

No Resolutions here either. I could stand to change my bad eating habits though

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Christine H said...

I love to see women bounce back and have an even better life than they did married.

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Christine H said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Romantic73/status/24457397154091008

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Christine H said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=117640604975864&id=100000641625482

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Christine H said...

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/chirth7/review/49380864/

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Christine H said...

I'm going to buy Maneater, it sounds great, Like a life I might have enjoyed living, we'll see though. chirth7@yahoo.com

Christine H said...

I entered A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
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Christine H said...

EXPRESS LANE MEALS GIVEAWAY
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Christine H said...

RUNE WARRIORS: SWORD OF DOOM GIVEAWAY
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Christine H said...

GHOST MOON GIVEAWAY
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Christine H said...

I did plan to start back on my diet that I fell off of since Thanksgiving and gained 10 more lbs. But I still haven't started that diet. But I am going to.

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Laura H. said...

I watched this series when it was on USA and thought it was hilarious so I would now like to read the book to see how the two compare.

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Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/24908897735151616

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Laura H. said...

I had no idea that she is married to Brian Grazer, the producer. So apparently the material for this book came from her first marriage??? :-)

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Laura H. said...

Entered the "Ghost Moon" giveaway.

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Laura H. said...

No, I don't make resolutions. No sense in being disappointed when they "unresolve". :-)

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Laura H. said...

FB fan January bonus entry.

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Meredith said...

I like how she thinks her Hollywood marriage will last forever!

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Meredith said...

I entered the Ghost Moon giveaway.

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Meredith said...

I didn't make any resolutions this year, except to read more.

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Nancye said...

I found it very interesting how the title came about. A "starter wife" similar to a "starter house" Sounds interesting! I am also eager to see the limited series! I adore Debra Messing!

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Nancye said...

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Nancye said...

I would like to read: "Rescue Me" It sounds pretty interesting!

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Nancye said...

I am not one for "Resolutions" because I usually break them anyway. I do, however, plan on making 2011 be a good year for me and my family. The past few years have been extremely difficult. No more!! I am going to MAKE this be an awesome year!!

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