Friday, July 10, 2009

Giveaway: Year of the Cock by Alan Wieder

From a powerful new voice in nonfiction comes this electrifying chronicle of a married man who leaves his wife to pursue a carefree bachelorhood - only to plunge into an abyss of shame, regret, and penis envy.

Thirty-year-old Alan Wieder has everything a man could possibly want: a nice home in L.A., a thriving Hollywood career, and to top it all off, a beautiful and adoring wife. Then one day in 2005 - the Year of the Rooster - he wakes up with questions: Have I settled down too soon? Am I consigned to a humdrum future of marriage, kiddies, home-cooked meals and hybrid SUVs? How the %&! did this happen to me?

And just like that - after ten years in a committed relationship - Alan decides to walk out on his wife to pursue his fantasy of becoming a hardcore bachelor. Explaining very little, thinking even less, he dives into his exhilarating new single existence - buying a vintage Porsche, moving into a tastefully decorated bachelor pad, ignoring his wife, and bedding as many chicks as possible. However, to Alan's surprise and dismay, becoming a single dude also unleashes in him a torrent of crippling insecurities that he didn't even know he had. And soon, his would-be swingin' bachelorhood is cut short - very short - by a strange and shameful obsession that drives him to utter madness.

Some men leave their wives only to discover that the grass isn't greener. What Alan Wieder discovers - about the perils of newfound freedom, and about his own fragile male psyche - is far more agonizing and wretched. In this riveting and brutally honest memoir, Alan recounts the true story of his impulsive, wild, and ultimately disastrous foray into bachelorhood. A tragicomic tale of betrayal, sexual (mis)adventure, and ultimately redemption, Year of the Cock marks the debut of a remarkably talented new writer.

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Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have five copies to give away!

Contest runs from July 10, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST July 30, 2009. Winners will be announced July 31, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

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61 comments:

tetewa said...

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I am already a subscriber and follower.

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Indigo said...

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Pam said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I'm curious about his obsession - I have thoughts but ...

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Amber said...

Very interesting - I would love to win.
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Know someone who was born in the Year of the Rooster...fits him perfectly. Please count me in.

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Valorie said...

I'd love to win.

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Debs Desk said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway.
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I am a follower.
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I would like to win this book!
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Katrina said...

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Nelsby said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway...this book sounds really amusing!
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Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I don't usually dig nonfiction but this one sucks me in. Please add me to the contest.

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Christina said...

Sounds hilarious!

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Aliens said...

Wow a guy who admits that it's not always greener somewhere else. This book is now on my TBR.
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Linda Ellen said...

This look entertaining. Please count me in, =) Thanks.

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MoziEsmé said...

Would like to read this!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I've been wanting to read this. :)
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Park Avenue Princess said...

I'd LOVE to read this one! Please count me in! And I'm running my own contest so if you'd like to stop by my blog you're welcome too!

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