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Monday, February 8, 2010

Patrick F. McManus Book Giveaway


Are you up for some reading about some crazy funny outdoor adventures? I have this hilarious book to GIVEAWAY to a lucky reader.

HOW I GOT THIS WAY by PATRICK F. MCMANUS


"Patrick McManus is a treasure." - The Atlantic

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus." -The New Yourk Times Book Review

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor." - People

"The funniest writer around today." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"MCManus captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown-up, and reading him you can't help recalling similar times and events in your own life." - Booklist.

Any alert reader will remember the stir Patrick McManus created with his close examination of metaphysics a few years back. Always the deep thinker, Pat concerns himself this time with situational ethics. Here's an example: While mountain climbing, your partner falls and is left hanging by a rope—the one you control. You can either save him or save yourself. Now here's the tricky part: How do you distract your partner as you prepare to cut the rope?... On the way through the woods, Pat pauses to explain several everyday facts of life. One is called the theory of convergence, and it explains, with a minimum of mathematics, why when a hunter goes one way, the elk always goes the other. Another fact of life deals with "disinformation" and the use of lies (the bigger the better) when it comes to explaining one's prowess as a hunter. When asked, "What's the longest shot you've ever made?" a good answer would be. "I'd guess about six hundred yards." (No need to add that you missed.) Pat also offers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall. (A good head of hair won't hurt either.). We could go on, but it's enough to tell you that one of the treats of this hilarious collection is a two-part autobiographical piece that reveals Pat's tortuous trip along the writer's path .






TO ENTER TO WIN THIS BOOK:

  1. Post a Comment - 1 Entry
  2. Follow My Blog Publicly (upper left corner) - 1 Entry
  3. Blog about this Giveaway and leave me a link- 5 Entries
  4. Grab my button and post on your blog - 5 Entries
Leave a comment for each entry. I can't wait to give this book to the lucky winner!
Giveaway ends February 28, 2010

45 COMMENT HERE:

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Annette said...

I think my brother would like this!

Annette said...

I follow you!

Janel said...

My husband used to read McManus all the time. I'm sure he would love this.

Janel said...

I am a follower :)

Paula L. said...

I read about your blog at Shauna's blog and I would love to win this book; please count me in, thanks!
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Paula L. said...

I follow!
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sharon54220 said...

WOW!! This definitely sounds interesting. Please enter me.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a follower.

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Linda Kish said...

His books look good. I like a little humor included. Please include me.

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buddyt said...

I need to read a bit of humor as everything I have been reading lately has been much too serious.

If it is open worldwide, please enter me.

Thanks

Carol


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buddyt said...

I am a Follower.

Carol

Sarita said...

I'd love to win!
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LuLu said...

This looks like an awesome book that my whole family would love, hope I win!!!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
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LuLu said...

I follow!

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LuLu said...

Have your button on my blog!

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skkorman said...

Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

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Margie said...

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Margie said...

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Nancye said...

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Wanda said...

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

I'd like to read this book. I love to laugh.

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Follower via GFC.

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Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-i-got-this-way.html

Janemaritz at yahoo dot com

I love Patrick McManus! I grew up hearing him...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun book.

Wendy
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