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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

***Book Giveaway***Do-Over by Robin Hemley

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED


Welcome to Part Two of the "What's On Your Mind?" Giveaway. Another memoir! I love these!!!! Yesterday's was I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. A nice woman's point of view. Today we get to look inside the mind of the male! YAY! I cannot wait! How about you? Read the details, this is definitely a memoir you are going to want to read. I am highly honored and wish to thank Anna from Hachette Book Group for this opportunity to pass along Robin's insights to FIVE winners!


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Description from Publisher's Website:


Robin Hemley's childhood made a wedgie of his memory, leaving him sore and embarrassed for over forty years. He was the most pitiful kindergartner, the least spirited summer camper, and dateless for prom. In fact, there's nary an event from his youth that couldn't use improvement. If only he could do them all over a few decades later, with an adult's wisdom, perspective, and giant-like height...

In the spirit of cult film classics like Billy Madison and Wet Hot American Summer, in DO-OVER! Hemley reencounters paper mache, revisits his childhood home, and finally attends the prom--bringing readers the thrill of recapturing a misspent youth and discovering what's most important: simple pleasures, second chances, and the forgotten joys of recess.



About the Author:

Robin Hemley is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on DO-OVER!. He has published seven books, and his stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and many literary magazines and anthologies. Robin received his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop; he currently directs the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City, IA.


So how about how to win?

Hachette guidelines: US or Canada addresses...NO PO Boxes. :) That is basically it.

There will be a number of additional entries but the first one must be done before the others with an additional comment for the others. I ask that all entries have email addresses so I can notify you if you win. If you have a blog with your email attached that works too.

Comment with what you would like to do over if you had the opportunity. This does not have to be all serious. Main Entry

Additional Entries:

Blog about the giveaway, come back and comment with the link. One Entry

Tweet about the giveaway, come back with the link. One Entry

Follow me for an additional entry, come back and let me know. This is the FIRST time I have added following to a giveaway. THE FIRST. This is big to me. This is also a special EXTRA giveaway. All my followers (current and new) will be entered into not just this giveaway but a special drawing for a $10 Starbuck's card. This is really mainly a thanks for following giveaway bonus.

That's all folks! This giveaway will run from today, March 25 until April 25 at 11:59pm Mountain time. The winners will be emailed on April 26 and announced on this blog. They will have two days to email back their addresses or new winners will be drawn. This is because again the book is being mailed by Hachette and it is a courtesy for them and for your fellow winners.




52 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this listed at Win a Book for you!

bridget3420 said...

I wouldn't do anything over. I am who I am because of the choices I've made and I like who I am.

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bermudaonion said...

I would work harder at school, if I could do it over. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Marie said...

I would do over my failed attempt to go to college -- so that maybe I'd get it right and actually finish this time!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. The thing that I would do over is my second marriage. I am sure lots of people would take a do over on a bad marriage.
Thanks
debbie
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I would have to say my do over would be my second marriage.
Thanks
debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Stacie said...

I wish I could have spent more time with my grandfather before he died.

olympianlady said...

I would want to do the sixth grade over again...Wait. No I wouldn't. The first time traumatized me for life. Nevermind then. How about my trip to the U.K. and Ireland, or my trip to NYC. Both of those would be awesome to do over again. Enter me please. Thanks!

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AmandaSue said...

Where to begin? I'd do over alot!! *laughs* If I could do something over, I would of moved away when I had the chance to, when I first got married instead of staying in the horrible area that I live! Thanks for entering me.
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Annie said...

A do over....

I would pick the Red Pill this time, not the Blue one! (silly answer)

Honestly, I wouldn't do anything over! I would make all of the same painful mistakes and all of the brilliant choices!

Thanks


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Annie said...

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Annie said...

I follow your blog!


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Anonymous said...

If I could do something all over again,it would be to go back to highschool and be more serious about it. (I graduated with average marks--but took school for granted.)
melinda.s41@gmail.com

darbyscloset said...

I'd like "do over" my time I lived in Hawaii by staying longer!
Thanks!
Darby
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darbyscloset said...

I am a subscriber!
Thanks!
Darby
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darbyscloset said...

I am a follower!
Thanks!
Darby
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mindy said...

actually nothing because each royal foul up (and there where plenty) was a learning experience thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Nicole said...

I would like to 'do over' my first year of college. What a mess.

BUSY BEE said...

I tried to think of one thing I would "do over". I can't really think of one thing.. I know pathetic.

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Dawn M. said...

If I could keep the knowledge and self-esteem that I have now, then I'd do over high school. I was painfully shy and spent most of my time hiding away from everyone. I really wish I could have been more myself. I know I would have had a lot more fun.

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

Does subscribing by email (midnightblue)count as following? (I'm still confused about the whole following thing.)

Thanks! :0)
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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. I wish i could do over my schooling and actually finish.

Thanks

Thanks,

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quiltingreader said...

I'd do college over.

Susan said...

I would complete my education.

Emilie said...

I'd like to go back and not break up with my high school boyfriend...

Emilie said...

Following your blog, too!

AmandaSue said...

I already left my first comment, just wanted to let you know that I'm now a follower thanks.
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scottsgal said...

I really wouldn't do anything over - it shaped who I am today by the choices I made

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tatertot374 said...

I would take college alot more seriously and get my degree instead of having a school loan with nothing to show for it
Thank you
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Sue W. said...

I would have stayed in the Canadian Navy until I retired instead of taking a fun job down in Bermuda.

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auntrene said...

Hmmm Do Over,,, I would love to do over the paint job in my bedroom, what was I thinking, No I have made some choices that were not the greatest, but I stand behind them with pride. Even the bedroom paint color..
Thanks for the giveaway, I love books and love to read.
Have a Wonderful day!

liane66 said...

I would not have bought propery in Florida -- big mistake.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I would not have stopped taking Spanish in school just because I had a crazy teacher.

Miranda said...

sounds like a great read

Sue W. said...

I blogged the Giveaway for Do Over at:

http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=5142513425506260725

Sue W. said...

I'm also a follower and have invited some friends to join Enroute To Life and not only win books but learn more about what others enjoy.

jwx4 said...

I'd have to redo high school. I miss the fun.

windycindy said...

I wouldn't change a thing in this life! Now, if I were given another life, I would change some things about my life and my approach to it.
Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your site!
Thanks for the chance to win a Starbucks cards. Cindi
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sachidewey said...

I would definitely take a do-over on my Senior Prom.

Ally M said...

I had a choice to go to an all girls HS or a co-ed public HS and chose the latter. What does an 8th grader really know of life? Hindsight is 20-20. I now know (at almost 60) I would have done better in an all girls school (worked harder and got better grades).

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Mia J. said...

I would do over my high school years and try to be a bit more outgoing.

Shirley said...

If I could do something in my life over I would have to say.....I should have followed my heart and married my first love.

Shirley said...

I'm a follower.

Pam said...

The only thing I would do over is to have been more aggressive and focused while in college instead of thinking as the degree as secondary to the partying (Shhhh....dont' tell anyone!!)

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Karin said...

I would like to do over many, many things~~~including being brave and going to the dentist when I should have! EEK.

nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter. I would do a lot of things over!

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nhertel85 said...

I follow.

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kalea_kane said...

Hi
Thank you very much for entering me in your Do Over giveaway. What would I do over? Absolutely nothing! That would be cheating! Please remove my last name and email address. If necessary, please delete the comment, and make a new one.

Mr. Elie

FROM ME (Kelly) as a favor to Bridget, I am posting this entry for this person. Apparently they were unable to enter a comment. I can't make a habit of this though.
I have gotten the entry through email this time, and I am posting it here because this person certainly tried hard. :)

Wanda said...

What I'd like to do over if I had the opportunity would be to get better grades when I was in high school.

Pam said...

I've always believed in living life with no regrets. Everything I've done, even when I look back and think I shouldn't have, taught me something whether I liked the lesson or not. I guess if I had the chance to go back and do something over though, I would want to realize a long time ago how great a person I am, even if I'm not the skinniest, coolest, prettiest. It took me a long time to get comfortable in my own skin and feel good about who I am in spite of my faults. So I guess that's what I would do-over.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

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