This Week’s Giveaways are full of insightful books packed with good advice, sure to spice up (or keep you warm) during these chilly winter months. Enter to win, and take home one of these great reads!
A God in Ruins: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula’s beloved younger brother Teddy–would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.
An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man’s path through extraordinary times, A GOD IN RUINS proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age.
KATE ATIKINSON’s first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award. She has been a critically acclaimed, bestselling author ever since, with over one million copies of her books in print in the United States.
She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News?, and Started Early, Took My Dog. Case Histories, which introduced her readers to Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, was made into a television series starring Jason Isaacs. Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh.
And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha by Julia G. Fox
In this poignant and poetic memoir, author Julie G. Fox chronicles the reunion of her husband, George, with his former lover from college, Sasha-a man living a double life in a culture where his homosexuality could result in imprisonment or worse. As Sasha enters their life, both husband and wife must learn to navigate and explore the challenges and complexities of a polyamorous reality together against a backdrop of cultural and societal expectations and judgments.
Presented as a collection of letters, And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha is an intensely personal reflection that examines and questions the dynamic and often challenging elements of marriage, relationships, and acceptance, as well as the nature of love itself.
All I Know Now: Wonderings and Advice on Making Friends, Making Mistakes, Falling in (and out of) Love, and Other Adventures in Growing Up Hopefully by Carrie Hope Fletcher
“This is a best friend in book form.”—Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes
Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying to survive the many perils of the Teen Age . . .
- The Rumor Mill: The more a rumor is spread, the farther it gets from the truth. It’s like a giant taffy pull.
- The Disgusting Business of Falling in Love: I’ve never known something to be so gleefully wonderful and soul-crushingly exhausting.
- The Twitter-Sphere: If the Internet is starting to crush your soul . . . close the laptop!
- Bears: Self-explanatory.
Thankfully, she made it through! And although memories of her struggles, woes, and foibles stick around (as Soul Shrapnel, if you will), they look a little different today, thanks to The Amazing Goggles of Hindsight.
So, in All I Know Now, Carrie shares, well, exactly that—heartfelt advice and hopeful thoughts on growing up. She just did it herself. She has the stuffed animals to prove it!
CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER is an actress, singer, vlogger and, thanks to her popular YouTube channel ItsWayPastMyBedTime, “honorary big sister” to hundreds of thousands of young people around the world. The videos she creates—on topics as diverse as exam stress, handling school bullies, and how to pee in a onesie—have been viewed more than fifty million times. Carrie has played the role of Eponine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End since June 2013 and received the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role. She lives just outside of London.
The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Money, Friendship, Family, Work, and Much More (Six-Word Memoir) by Larry Smith
The creator of the bestselling, short-form Six-Word Memoir series, Larry Smith, is back again with THE BEST ADVICE IN SIX WORDS, a poignant collection of universal wisdom, life lessons, and caution thrown to the wind. With 100,1 contributions from celebrities like Molly Ringwald, Whoopi Goldberg, Lemony Snicket, and Gary Shteyngart, as well as everyday people who’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two during their time on the planet, readers will pulled into the sometimes hilarious, often serious, occasionally reflective experience of the book.
Don’t miss these amazing tips:
“Never, ever refuse a breath mint.” –Lemony Snicket
“You learn more from your failures.” –Piper Kerman
“Does it need to be said?” –Julianne Moore
“Be a doer, not a dreamer” –Shonda Rimes
“Sometimes on low, sometimes on high.” – Mario Batali
“Can’t say something nice? Try fiction.” – David Baldacci
LARRY SMITH is the founder of Smith Magazine and author of the bestselling Six Word Memoir series of books. He’s been featured by TED, and his writing has appeared in Men’s Journal, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Salon, and Slate. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Piper Kerman.
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