Friday, October 23, 2009

Friends Like These Giveaway

What with Halloween coming up and my thoughts turning to the packs of kids with whome I used to roam the neighborhoods of my childhood, I thought the subtitle to this one was entirely appropriate: My Worldwide Quest to Find My Best Childhood Friends, Knock on Their Doors, and Ask Them to Come Out and Play. So I decided to run the giveaway of Friends Like These by Danny Wallace that the uber-generous folks at Hatchette Book Group have told me I can do.

And if you are skeptical about my reasoning, check out what amazon says:

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!"

How could you not want to read a memoir written by a guy who is searching out the people with whom he watched and played Ghostbusters? Seriously. "Who ya gonna call?" Danny Wallace of course.

To enter, leave a comment with your email (without an email, your entry won't count).
Extra entries for being a follower, twittering the contest, or posting it on your blog.
All entries can be combined in one comment.
Open for residents of the USA and Canada
No PO Boxes
Five winners will be chosen by Oct. 31 and posted Nov. 1

Good luck!


  1. No need to enter me, I've already read this one and I just wanted to say that I loved it! Great book by a great author! I've also posted your contest to my sidebar. Good luck everyone!

  2. heard good things about this book. Please enter me.

  3. I just became a follower

  4. Sounds good, enter me!
    I'm already a follower

    parcelhome at comcast dot net


  5. I keep hearing such good things about this one. Would love the chance to read it. Please enter me. :0)

    I subscribe by email. (midnightblue)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  6. Oh, I really really want to read this. It sounds like a ton of fun.

    + I follow you!!

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  7. Please enter me!

    I just became a follower

  8. Last chance, let's hope it works this time!

    I've heard some really great things about this book!

    I am a follower (as my TBR list can confirm), and my email is

    Happy Halloween!


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