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Book Giveaway of The Knight Life by Keith Knight


Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously giving away 2 copies of Keith Knight’s The Knight Life.  

The Knight Life: "Chivalry Ain't Dead"
About the Book:
The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. The Knight Life deftly blends political insight and neurotic humor in a uniquely fluid and dynamic style, offering a comic strip that’s fresh, sharp, topical and funny. Designed for daily newspapers, The Knight Life follows Knight’s long-running, 2007 Harvey Award-winning weekly comic strip “The K Chronicles,” which appears on salon.com.

An unabashedly provocative political and social satire, The Knight Life tackles contemporary issues like consumer culture, bacon, the media, race, family and everything else, gently mocking the minutiae of daily life with self-deprecating humor, honesty and goofiness-a combination that’s perfect for the comics. And The Knight Life’s energetic style reminds readers that comics can look funny as well as read funny. The result is accessible yet edgy, compassionate and political-and never preachy. Cartoonist and comic historian R.C. Harvey said, “The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought-provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  Read my review here.

About the Author:

Keith Knight was born and raised in the Boston area. Weaned on a steady diet of Star Wars, hip-hop, racism and Warner Bros. cartoons, Knight started drawing comics in grade school. After graduating from college with a degree in graphic design, Knight drove out to San Francisco in the early 90s. It was in the Bay Area where Knight developed his trademark cartooning style that has been described as a cross between Calvin & Hobbes and underground comix.

Knight is part of a new generation of talented young African-American artists who infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times. Knight won the 2007 Harvey Award and the 2006, 2007 & 2008 Glyph Awards for Best Comic Strip. His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race.

Keef has a 2-year old and has not read anything beyond little kiddie books in a long time. But he does have time for comics! He recommends: Ruben Bolling’s “Tom the Dancing Bug”, Steve Notley’s “Bob the Angry Flower”, Kate Beaton’s “Hark, a Vagrant!”, Harvey Pekar’s “American Splendor”, Amy Martin’s “Bachelor Girl”, Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”…and way more.

Check out Keith Knight’s website at http://www.knightlifecomic.com/

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please just tell us why you’d like this book.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

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Audio Book Giveaway: War by Sebastian Junger


Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously giving away 3 copies of the audio book of War by Sebastian Junger.

 WAR
About the Book:
In WAR Sebastian Junger gives breathtaking insight into the truths of war– the fear, the honor, and the trust among men. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a regular basis.

About the Author:
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City.

Interested?  Listen to an excerpt.

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please just comment below.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.


Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

Audio Book Giveaway: Fever Dream by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston


Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously sponsoring this giveaway of Fever Dream, the latest audiobook by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston!

Fever Dream

About the Book:
Destined to be a fan favorite, this exciting new thriller from bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child features Agent Pendergast and tells the dark history of his murdered wife, Helen.

About the Authors:
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are coauthors of the bestselling novels Relic, Mount Dragon, Reliquary, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Dance of Death, The Book of the Dead, The Wheel of Darkness, and Cemetery Dance. Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published four bestselling novels of his own.

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please comment below.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.


Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

Book Giveaway of The Knight Life by Keith Knight


Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously giving away 2 copies of Keith Knight’s The Knight Life.  

The Knight Life: "Chivalry Ain't Dead"
About the Book:
The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. The Knight Life deftly blends political insight and neurotic humor in a uniquely fluid and dynamic style, offering a comic strip that’s fresh, sharp, topical and funny. Designed for daily newspapers, The Knight Life follows Knight’s long-running, 2007 Harvey Award-winning weekly comic strip “The K Chronicles,” which appears on salon.com.

An unabashedly provocative political and social satire, The Knight Life tackles contemporary issues like consumer culture, bacon, the media, race, family and everything else, gently mocking the minutiae of daily life with self-deprecating humor, honesty and goofiness-a combination that’s perfect for the comics. And The Knight Life’s energetic style reminds readers that comics can look funny as well as read funny. The result is accessible yet edgy, compassionate and political-and never preachy. Cartoonist and comic historian R.C. Harvey said, “The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought-provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies.”

About the Author:

Keith Knight was born and raised in the Boston area. Weaned on a steady diet of Star Wars, hip-hop, racism and Warner Bros. cartoons, Knight started drawing comics in grade school. After graduating from college with a degree in graphic design, Knight drove out to San Francisco in the early 90s. It was in the Bay Area where Knight developed his trademark cartooning style that has been described as a cross between Calvin & Hobbes and underground comix.

Knight is part of a new generation of talented young African-American artists who infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times. Knight won the 2007 Harvey Award and the 2006, 2007 & 2008 Glyph Awards for Best Comic Strip. His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race.

Keef has a 2-year old and has not read anything beyond little kiddie books in a long time. But he does have time for comics! He recommends: Ruben Bolling’s “Tom the Dancing Bug”, Steve Notley’s “Bob the Angry Flower”, Kate Beaton’s “Hark, a Vagrant!”, Harvey Pekar’s “American Splendor”, Amy Martin’s “Bachelor Girl”, Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”…and way more.

Check out Keith Knight’s website at http://www.knightlifecomic.com/

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please just tell us why you’d like this book.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

Audio Book Giveaway: War by Sebastian Junger


Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously giving away 3 copies of the audio book of War by Sebastian Junger.

 WAR
About the Book:
In WAR Sebastian Junger gives breathtaking insight into the truths of war– the fear, the honor, and the trust among men. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a regular basis.

About the Author:
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City.

Interested?  Listen to an excerpt.

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please just comment below.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.


Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

Audio Book Giveaway: Fever Dream by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston


Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously sponsoring this giveaway of Fever Dream, the latest audiobook by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston!

Fever Dream

About the Book:
Destined to be a fan favorite, this exciting new thriller from bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child features Agent Pendergast and tells the dark history of his murdered wife, Helen.

About the Authors:
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are coauthors of the bestselling novels Relic, Mount Dragon, Reliquary, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Dance of Death, The Book of the Dead, The Wheel of Darkness, and Cemetery Dance. Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published four bestselling novels of his own.

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please comment below.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.


Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

Audio Book Giveaway: Innocent by Scott Turow


Innocent
Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously sponsoring a giveaway of 3 copies of the audio book of Scott Turow’s latest legal thriller, Innocent.

About the Book:
The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty’s wife.

Listen to an excerpt of Innocent at http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/books_9780446562423.htm.

About the Author:

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney.  He is the author of eight novels including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and the forthcoming sequel, Innocent (May 4, 2010). A novella, Limitations was published as a paperback original in November, 2006 by Picador following its serialization in the New York Times Magazine. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Atlantic. Mr. Turow’s books have won a number of literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment and Time Magazine’s Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for Personal Injuries. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries. In Fall of 2010, Fox TV will premiere a weekly TV series, based on his third novel, Pleading Guilty.

Mr. Turow continues to work as an attorney. He has been a partner in the Chicago office of a national law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense while also devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bono matters.

Scott Turow was born in Chicago in 1949. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970. He was Edith Mirrielees Fellow at Stanford University Creative Writing Center from 1970-1972. From 1972-1975, Mr. Turow taught Creative Writing at Stanford as E. H. Jones Lecturer. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School and graduated with honors in 1978. From 1978-1986, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and served as lead counsel in a number of prosecutions related to corruption in the legal profession connected to Operation Greylord, a federal investigation of corruption into the Illinois judiciary.

Mr. Turow has been active in a number of charitable causes including organizations that promote literacy, education and legal rights. In 1997-1998, he served as president of the Authors Guild, the nation’s largest membership organization of professional writers and is presently serving as President once again. He is also a Trustee of Amherst College.

Additionally, he performs with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a musical group of best seller authors raising funds for various literacy charities.  As Dave Barry puts it “We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels.”

Mr. Turow has been appointed to a number of public bodies. He was the first Chair of Illinois’ Executive Ethics Commission.  He served as one of the fourteen members of the Commission appointed in March, 2000, by Illinois Governor George Ryan to consider reform of the capital punishment system.

Scott Turow has three adult children.  He lives outside Chicago.
 

CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, please share your recommendation for an excellent legal thriller. 

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.