Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Giveaway: Friends Like These by Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace has friends. He has a wife and goes to brunch, and his new house has a couch with throw pillows. But as he nears 30, he can't help wondering about his best childhood friends, whose names he finds in a long-forgotten address book. Where are they now-and where, really, is he?

Acting on an impulse we've all had at least once, he travels from London to Berlin, Tokyo, Australia, and California, risking rejection and ridicule to show up on his old pals' doorsteps. Memories of his 1980s childhood-from Michael Jackson to Ghostbusters-overwhelm him as he meets former buddies who have blossomed into rappers and ninjas, time-traveling pioneers, mediocre restaurant managers, and even Fijian royalty.

Danny's attempt to re-befriend them all gives remarkable new resonance to the age-old mantra, "friends forever!"



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

Contest runs from September 2, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST September 27, 2009. Winners will be announced September 28, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

To enter:
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60 comments:

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog. I also subscribe via Google Reader.
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chey said...

This book sounds great!

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chey said...

I follow

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wheresmyrain said...

such a great cover, love to read it

I am a follower/subscriber

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AmandaSue said...

I'd like a chance to read this book thanks!

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AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!

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Janel said...

I've been wondering lately what has become of some of my old friends. Please enter me!

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Janel said...

I am a follower.

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Zara said...

I'd love to read it.

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Zara said...

I blogged about this contest:

http://thisbookishlife. blogspot. com/2009/09/crunch-time-and-giveaway.html

(I put spaces in.)

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Zara said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter dot com/eowyngirl

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Mardel said...

What a great idea for a book. Sometimes I wonder about people from school also, especially the kids for elementary school.

Okay, I've been following your blog for a while now (don't always comment, but I love your blog)

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Pam said...

Count me in please!

I'm already following you.

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Stacie said...

I'd love to be entered.

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Stacie said...

I am a follower.

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Stacie said...

I follow on Twitter (mysticconn)

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say hello and I've got this posted at Win a Book for you. Thanks for the e-mail!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sounds like fun! Please enter me!

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Becca said...

Please enter me. It sounds great and I'd love to read it.

Thanks
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Becca said...

I am now a follower.

Thanks
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Zara said...

I commented on...
1)New Book Arrival: A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar
2)New Book Arrival: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
3)New Book Arrival: $20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner
4)Mini Review: The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan
5)Bored Now: 3 Willows by Ann Brashares

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Zara said...

I just became a follower on Twitter.

eowyngirl

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elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway
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elaing8 said...

I'm now a follower
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Becca said...

I blogged about it here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/09/where-are-your-friends.html

thanks
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bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter.

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bridget3420 said...

Email subscriber

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bridget3420 said...

Tweet

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Twitter follower - bridget3420

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Blogged

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Dawn M. said...

I would love to read this just for the 80's childhood memories alone. Heh. I was a preteen & teenager then but I bet I'd still relate. This does make me wonder about all the friends I had in school that came and went. I have no clue where they went or what happened to them.

I subscribe by email.

Thanks! :0)
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BUSY BEE said...

Another great giveaway! Enter me please!

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BUSY BEE said...

I am a repeat follower!

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Lisa said...

Sounds like a great book. Count me in! I follow your blog in my feed reader.

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roxxyroller said...

I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
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roxxyroller said...

I follow your blog!
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roxxyroller said...

I subscribe via email!
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roxxyroller said...

I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is posted here!
http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/21405-beths-book-review-friends-like-these-danny-wallace-book-giveaway-sept27-canada

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roxxyroller said...

I follow you on Twitter! (roxxyroller,coolcanucks)
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roxxyroller said...

I tweeted!

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MoziEsmé said...

I'd love to read this book...

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MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower

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heatherzilla said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Please include me in the giveaway.
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renee said...

I would love to read this, please enter me
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renee said...

I follow
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renee said...

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cherdon said...

Please enter me for this book giveaway. Looks like it would be a rather interesting read.

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I follow your blog via google friends connect

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I subscribe to your blog via email and google reader

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