Monday, February 8, 2010

Giveaway: A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker

And now for a new giveaway!

Anna, at Hachette Book Group, is letting me do a giveaway along with  my review of A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker.  I'll post the review when I announce the winners on February 22, 2010.

Here's the summary courtesy of Hachette Book Group:


A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation.

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.


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You can get up to six (6) additional entries.  Please leave a comment for each entry (so if you get all (7) entries, you will have (7) comments).

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Rules:
  • Giveaway restricted to US and Canada.
  • Book cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box.
Giveaway ends February 22, 2010 at 7:00 am MST.  Winner will be contacted by email and announced on this blog.

6 comments:

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