Saturday, November 29, 2008

Life So Far CBS.com Novel Adventures Giveaway!

Day 7 of CBS.com's Novel Adventures Giveaway!

To see the rest of the giveaways click here!

Today's Question: What is your favorite memoir?

From Novel Adventures Website:

It was Betty Freidan herself, in Life So Far, who spoke about her life and career and told us what it was all like from the inside. With the unsparing frankness that made The Feminine Mystique one of the most influential books of the century, Friedan looked back and told us what it took, and what it cost, to change the world. She took us on an intimate journey through her life, from her lonely childhood to the founding of NOW and her brilliant, contentious, and brave leadership of the Movement.Life So Far chronicles the secret underground of women in Washington in the early sixties who drafted Friedan to spearhead an "NAACP" for women, and the daring of many who spoke out against discrimination. Friedan recounts the political infighting and dirty tricks that occurred within the Movement as well as the forces that tried to destroy it and how hard she fought to keep the Movement practical and free of extremism, including "man-hating." Friedan is equally frank about her twenty-two-year marriage to an advertising entrepreneur, which deteriorated into physical abuse. They later reconciled as friends.Life So Far is forthright, full of stories and larger-than-life characters, and it is the scope of Friedan's vision and achievements that makes her memoir so important and compelling.

Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment on each giveaway you want to enter by answering the question I ask on that specific post.

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You can only win one of the 9 giveaways.

This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only.

Life So Far's giveaway ends Saturday December 6th at 11:59 pm.

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11 comments:

  1. Favorite would have to be Reba McIntire, but that is just because she is from Oklahoma and so am I.

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  2. Awesome :)

    I have only read "The road to lost innocence" by SOmaly Mam. And i loved it.

    well i loved the episode :) it is cute :)

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  3. I'm drawing a blank, so I'm going to say The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan since I read it recently. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  4. My favorite memoir is "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright.

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  5. I have read lots of memoir, but I'd have to say my favorite is Joan Didion's The Year or Magical Thinking.

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  6. Queen of the Oddballs is one of my favorite memoirs!

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  7. oops forgot the email

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  8. My favorite memoir is "Between Two Worlds: Escape From Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam" by Zainab Salbi. She is the founder of Women to Women International, an organization which supports women survivors of war. I had the honor of hearing Ms. Salbi speak at an International Women's Day event several years ago. I found her memoir to be extremely powerful and I would definitely recommend it.

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  9. My favorite memoir thus far is Mommie Dearest. I think it was the first one I read and I've never forgotten it.
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  10. "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama. It's just beautiful, and fascinating to read about a very unique life.

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  11. Great answers everyone!

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