Saturday, June 13, 2009

COMPLETED AUDIO GIVEAWAY!!!! Losing Mum And Pup by Christopher Buckley



“I had more or less resolved not to write a book about my parents. But I’m a writer, and when the universe hands you material like this, not writing about it amounts either to waste or a conscious act of evasion.”So begins award-winning satirist Christopher Buckley in the most personal and transcendent work of his life, the tragicomic true story of the year in which both of his parents died.

In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, 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 fifty-five-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.”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 Hachette, I have three copies of this book in audio format to give away. Rules are:

1. The giveaway starts Saturday, June 13th and ends on Wednesday, June 24th at midnight.

2. There will be three winners, who will be chosen with a random number generator.

3. For one entry, leave a comment. Your email MUST be in the comment to be included.

4. You can get another entry by doing any or all of the following; follow this blog, twitter about this giveaway and post the twitter in your comment, or link to the giveaway on your blog.

5. Winners will have three days to respond with mailing addresses after email notification. Good luck!

27 comments:

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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janetfaye said...

I would love to enter.

Thanks!

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janetfaye said...

I follow this blog.

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A Reader said...

This sounds like a fascinating story.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

A Reader said...

Posted on my blog's sidebar.
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bridget3420 said...

Count me in

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bridget3420 said...

I'm a blog follower

bridget3420 said...

tweet

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bridget3420 said...

Linked on my sidebar

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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. Thanks! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

etirv said...

I would like to enter, thanks!
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etirv said...

I subscribe via google reader!
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CatCrazy7 said...

Would love a chance to win this audio book. I am getting ready to take a road trip and need something decent to listen to!

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CatCrazy7 said...

Follower to your blog.
(rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

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dag888888 said...

Please include me, thank you!
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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

Susieqtpie said...

I love the opening quote!!!! Looks very interesting! Thanks!
arteachersusan at gmail dot com

“I had more or less resolved not to write a book about my parents. But I’m a writer, and when the universe hands you material like this, not writing about it amounts either to waste or a conscious act of evasion.”

Susieqtpie said...

I am following your blog!!!! arteachersusan at gmail dot com

Susieqtpie said...

I tweeted!!! I'm @susieqtpie
Thanks!

http://twitter.com/susieqtpie/status/2185459968

Susieqtpie said...

I blogged!!! I just started a blog for giveaways! You were the first!

http://makewayforjoy.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-starts-saturday-june-6th-and.html

sharon54220 said...

Memoirs are one of my favorite genres. I would really love to win this.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.

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Sandie said...

Winners are:

Bridget
Carlene
Susie

Congrats!