Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Good Talk ~Book Giveaway 5 Winners




A GOOD TALK: The Story and Skill of good conversation
By Daniel Menaker is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation.

Giveaway now Closed..Congrats to the Winners:Rubyandreba,Sheila,Benita,Stacie and Jamie

Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clear along the way. Moving beyond self-help musings and "how to" advice, he has created a stylish, funny, and surprising book: a celebration of "the most excusively human of all activities."

In a time when conversation remains deeply important-- for building relationships, for relaxing, even for figuring out who we are-- and also increasingly imperiled (with Blackberries and texting increasingly in vogue), A GOOD TALK is a refreshing celebration of the subtle adventures of a good conversation.


About the Author:Daniel Menaker has been a part of America's life of letters for almost forty years. As a writer, he has met and talked to thousands of people about their work and their lives. He is widely read and well versed in psychological literature and practices and, as an editor at Random House, has had countless meetings and other exchanges with writers, agents, public figures, and ordinary people. His own writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Slate; he lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

You can purchase the book here

Or You can Win it!! Hatchette Book Group has generously offered Five copies of A Good Talk to Five of my lucky readers.

MANDATORY/REQUIRED ENTRY:
You need to Follow me and leave a Comment telling me if you are a good talker?

EXTRA ENTRIES:
To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry. But in addition you can:

■Subscribe via e-mail (1 extra entry)
■Add @Shawnmh to your Twitter -Leave me your twitter ID (1 extra entry)
■ Tweet this giveaway on Twitter. Be sure to include a link to this contest page (Leave me the link)(1 extra entry/this may be done daily)
■Add my button to your site AND/OR add me to your blog roll.(1 entry for each)
■Blog about this contest: Add a link to this post (5 extra entries)

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only and can not be shipped to PO Boxes. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)
This giveaway will end on Dec.13 at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen.

15 comments:

rubynreba said...

I subscribe by email.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I am a follower. I am not a good talker in large groups but am fine in small groups or one on one.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Sheila said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog here:
http://giveawayroundup.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-giveaways-from-today.html

ludeluh at yahoo dot com

Sheila said...

I am a follower. I am not really a good talker. I am a much better listener. :o)

ludeluh at yahoo dot com

Benita said...

I subscribe via email.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I'm a follower. I'm a better writer than I am a talker, but I do get by.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacie said...

Email subscriber.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Stacie said...

I am not a very good talker :(

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Jaime said...

have button
http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
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Jaime said...

email subscriber
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

I am a follower and no, I'm not a very good talker
It's hard for me to start conversations
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

follow on twitter
@copperllama
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

on blog roll
http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Giveaway Roundup said...

Thank you very much Shawn! Looking forward to reading this book.
Sheila

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