Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Audio Book GIVEAWAY - John Irving's, In One Person

Thanks to the good people at Simon and Schuster, I am able host a giveaway for John Irving's new book: In One Person.

  • (The is an audio book on cds). 
  • Drawing will be on May 13th - Mother's Day.
  • Shipping to US only on this one (sorry)
  • To enter - Leave (1) comment with a way to contact you if you win.
  • For an extra entry Tweet about the Giveaway
  • Good Luck to All
May 8, 2012
 
His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”
 
Advance praise for John Irving’s In One Person:
“This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny—it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the ’80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. With my patients’ deaths, almost always occurring in the prime of life, I would find myself cataloging the other losses—namely, what these people might have offered society had they lived the full measure of their days: their art, their literature, the children they might have raised. In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best.” —Abraham 






Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country
In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. From the beginning of his career, Irving has always cherished our peculiarities—in a fierce, not a saccharine, way. Now he has extended his sympathies—and ours—still further into areas that even the misfits eschew. Anthropologists say that the interstitial—whatever lies between two familiar opposites—is usually declared either taboo or sacred. John Irving in this magnificent novel—his best and most passionate since The World According to Garp—has sacralized what lies between polarizing genders and orientations. And have I mentioned it is also a gripping page-turner and a beautifully constructed work of art?” —Edmund White, author of City Boy and Genet: A Biography

25 comments:

  1. Sounds very original and I love audio books.
    GFC - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  2. Audiobook....John Irving....count me in:)

    Google: Teresa Lukey
    teresa[dot]lukey73[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. A fascinating audio book which would be greatly enjoyed during a drive this Spring. many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/tlukey73/status/197675978472964096

    teresa[dot]lukey73[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. A great giveaway. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I would love to win this one, and thank you for sharing this giveaway with us! It sounds like a great read!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  7. What a great giveaway!!would love to win.Lomazowr@gmail.com

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  8. I love John Irving. I only wish I could win before I go pick up my daughter from college -- a 10-hour drive. newzink at columbus dot rr dot com

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  9. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. I love John Irving and I can't wait to read this one (or listen) thanks for hosting. thedavi4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I'm always looking for new audiobooks and this one sounds good.

    Tweeted the giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/#!/UnderMyAppleTre/status/197764250591182848

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  12. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  13. Very happy to see he has written another one! Thanks for the chance.

    Anna
    fatdogfarm@sbcglobal dot net

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  14. Thank you for this terrific audio book giveaway, Diane! Please enter my name in the contest.

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Yea! an audiobook giveawa, just in time for a road trip!

    Judy
    jdyblr6107(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. seems I need a spell check lesson:

    giveaway!

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  17. thanks for the chance to listen to this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  18. I'd love to win an audio copy of In One Person!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I have read all John Irving's books and enjoyed them...this should be a good listen. Also congrats on your new grandchild!
    tillienedeau@gmail.com

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  20. That would be so good to hear LOL!

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  21. How very nice of you to give this book away. I would love to join in just in case. My contact information would be:

    luvinwildlife@gmail.com

    I'm a little late in congratulating you on the arrival of your granddaughter. Such a precious little baby.

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  22. OMG... I am dying over here. Hope I win!!

    bookishchatter AT gmail DOT com

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  23. Please enter me Diane.

    dcmetroreader (at) gmail dot com

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  24. I've read one Irving and listened to one. I much preferred the audio so sign me up :)

    stacybooks at yahoo

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  25. Looks like Irving has another hit on his hands! Would love to listen to it!!
    scottdt21 (at) gmail (dot) com

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