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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

***Book Giveaway***I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Guillia Melucci



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This is PART ONE of the "What's On Your Mind?" Giveaway. Do you like memoirs? I do. I especially enjoy one that gives me the giggles. THIS is definitely going to do that, and I am sure that some of you can relate to Guillia's story. So here is the skinny, thanks again to Anna from Hachette Book Group, I get to host a giveaway that will have FIVE winners! Yay! So check out the details of this beauty, and then shimmy on down to the bottom to find out how to enter!
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Book Description from Publisher's Website:


From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out. From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that's not possible, at least have something good to eat. Peppered throughout Giulia's delightful and often poignant remembrances are fond recollections of her mother's cooking, the recipes she learned from her, and many she invented on her own inspired by the men in her life. Readers will howl at Giulia's boyfriend-littered past and swoon over her irresistable culinary creations.







About the Author:


Giulia Melucci was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where she still lives, but in a more fashionable neighborhood. She is the former VP of PR for Harper's Magazine, and previously worked at Spy Magazine, Atlantic Monthly Press, Viking, Dutton and Scribner. Visit her website at http://www.ilovedilostimadespaghetti.com/.

Hachette Book Group will be sending this book to the winners, and these are their guidelines. This giveaway is open to US and Canada but only physical addresses NO PO Boxes. :) So onto the hows...

Please include an email address with your comments so I can contact you. The usual email(AT)address(DOT)com format for keeping spiders at bay would be good. IF your email is attached to your blog that will work too.

Main Entry: Comment with why you want to win this book. (One Entry)

Additional Entries:

Blog this giveaway, come back and comment with the link (One Entry)

Tweet this giveaway, come back and comment with the link (One Entry)

As this book involves Guillia's relationships and the way she deals, comment with what have you done to move on from a relationship?

Here is what I have done: When I was in my 20s, all my friends new when my relationships were over, because I would get a new hairstyle. That was one of the best ways for me to move on. I had a new look and a new outlook. Worked every time.

The contest will run from today March 24 until Friday, April 10 at 11:59pm Mountain Time. The winners will be emailed and announced on this blog on Saturday, April 11. The winners will have three days to respond with their mailing addresses or new winners will be picked. This is so I can get the addresses to Hachette.

Thank you so much for joining in!

53 comments:

Debs Desk said...

I would love to read this book it is on my wishlist. I cant wait. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Annie said...

I'd love to win this book, because I love food, I love to laugh and I've had many a failed relationship! I think it would be a fun book to read!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

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Thanks


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Annie said...

People always knew when I had changed "status" from couple to single because, like you, I would do something to my hair.

I was a bit more drastic though and I would shave my head. To me, shaving my head was like a new beginning, a rebirth in a way! Very symbolic!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

windycindy said...

A book that makes me giggle is always welcomed! I like how the book connects her relationships with recipes. Please count me in! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

kalea_kane said...

Wow! Annie...shaving your head! You definitely got that dude out of your hair! I was more the cut and color type. Though I did color it green, pink, fushia, blue, platinum blonde, and dark black (this was back when people didn't do that so much) :)

JaniceH said...

I usually moved on from a failed relationship by calling up a friend and going out to a club and dance, dance, dance.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

jlhal@verizon.net

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me; I'm just dropping by to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

bridget3420 said...

I want to read this book because it sounds interesting.

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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to win because I'm a memoir junkie! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Stacie said...

I'd love to read this- its seems like it would be an uplifting book.

Marie said...

I would love to read this -- I've heard wonderful things about it!

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Marie said...

When I wanted to move on I would go get a fun makeover and then go out with my friends -- although usually only after spending a couple days at home with a lot of ice cream :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I love food and memoirs, so this one looks good all the way around.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I'd love to win this book because what could be better than love and food?!!!

thanks!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I tweeted this contest at @rhapsodybooks

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olympianlady said...

I want to win this book because it looks really good. A novel, food, what better combo can there be? Please enter me. Thanks!

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AmandaSue said...

I'd love to read this because I have horrible luck in the dating world, and I could use a good humorous book to read to make me feel a bit happier :) And I'm in love with the cover! Thanks for entering me!
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Sue W. said...

Just reading the short introductory of this book made me laugh out loud. Having lived in Italy, I LOVE pastas of all kinds and can tell that the recipes would be worth getting the book alone.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

The one relationship that at the time meant so much to me caused me to run away and join the Navy. No I didn't run away from home, my parents actually encouraged me, but it certainly was running away from a relationship.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book, because it sounds like it would be a good funny read. Please enter me, and thanks.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Janel said...

I've been married for 16 years, so it's been a long time since I've moved on!

I love any kind of culinary fiction, so I would love to win this. Thanks!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

luckeelady said...

I would love to win this book because it looks like it might be good... I'm preggo and I am getting into reading more. I have never been a big reader but if something interests me then I'll give it a shot.
Thanks,
luckeelady@pinncom.com

Cheryl S. said...

I'd like to win this book because I think it captures the importance of food in the Italian culture. I also think this author shows a sense of humor - and we can all use a chuckle now & then!

Please count me in - Thanks!
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Lindsay said...

I've heard about this book and have been wanting to read it!!! I love memoirs almost as much as I love cooking!!! :)

THANKS for awesome giveaway!

frugalfab at gmail dot com!

Cheryl S. said...

To get over a failed relationship, I would always grab my BFF & go shopping! Having a new outfit helped me to get a new outlook & move on.

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

cpullum said...

Love relationship books!
Carla
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Neas Nuttiness said...

Count me in please!

Found your site via Heathers Eden

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Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I want to read this book because I am really interested in food. My friend has what she calls "bag-a-man meals", which sound a little bit similar.

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I usually use chocolate to help myself move on from a relationship, then get my friends to distract me somehow. Sometimes we'll go out to dinner, sometimes I'll play with their kids, etc. Playing with kids always cheers me up - they have such fun things to say!

Esme said...

Books and food-my two favourite topics.

scottsgal said...

sounds like such a fun read - big food lover here

msboatgal at aol.com

traveler said...

Thanks for featuring this delightful book. A sweet book with food and thoughts is just for me.

Kaye said...

Hey Kelly, how could anyone not want to win a book with a fab title like this! It would fit right in with my addiction to watching the food network.
florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

anne said...

Loving food and life stories is a wonderful combination. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

ruth said...

A great sense of humor mixed with Italian food and culture is so appealing. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

This book interests me for the Italian food which I just adore and the fun aspect of ths author's life. bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

principessa said...

Being interested in creating Italian recipes and enjoying food reading this is so perfect. Thanks for this unique giveaway.
elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

auntrene said...

This book sounds so entertaining. I would love to read this book.. Italian food, an added bonus.
Thanks for the giveaway
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

NotNessie said...

My best prescription for moving on is angry girl-power music, loudly played.

gypsyrover21(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Because I'm a foodie, so love memoirs with a food bent. Have you read Garlic and Sapphires?

Carolsue said...

This book is on my Wishlist for Paperback Swap, but you know how long THAT will take! So I need to WIN it!
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Carolsue said...

Moving on...best thing is to immerse yourself in new friends of both sexes!
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baggypants said...

I would love to win this book because I am in need of some serious laughing-time right now!!

thanks
baggypants

baggypants said...

My younger-self rite of passage exiting from a relationship was a night on the town dancing, dancing, dancing the night and the tears away!!

thanks
baggypants

chazvgo said...

Because its a GrownUp Book, something other than Brown Bear, Brown Bear. :)

Sue W. said...

I blogged this giveaway for I Loved I Lost I Made Spaghetti on

http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

Dina said...

This book sounds both moving and entertaining!

Pam said...

Loving to cook for others, loving to read, and always being told the way to a man's heart is through his stomache, this book sounds great to me!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

Moving on from relationships is never easy. Luckily for me, I have always had some really good friends to distract me and remind me how beautiful, funny, and wonderful I am.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

I could use a little something fun right now.
I just finished Boneman's Daughters and now I'm reading THe Scarecrow. both are good, but very dark.

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dolls123 said...

Sounds like it will be a funny read

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Jo-Jo said...

Please enter me for a chance to win this book. I just love the title and I love making spaghetti!
joannelong74 at gmail dot com