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Friday, May 8, 2009

Priceless Memories - Audiobook Giveaway!

My last audiobook giveaway from Hachette and Anna this week is Priceless Memories by Bob Barker. (Applause sign on for Anna and Hachette!)

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble)

In front of the camera, Bob Barker has been invited into the homes of millions of Americans as host of The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences, Miss USA, Miss Universe, the Rose Parade, and many other programs and specials. He has been part of the lives of generations of viewers connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds. Now Bob shares stories of favorite contestants, episodes, celebrity encounters, and behind-the-scenes happenings.

Beyond his public persona, Bob opens up about his personal life, sharing a lifetime of fond memories. He recalls his early years spent on a Native American reservation and being raised by a single mother through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. He writes about training as a fighter pilot in the Navy during World War II and how he met, fell in love with, and married the love of his life, Dorothy Jo. It was with Dorothy Jo's encouragement and insight that he launched his career in the entertainment business, starting in radio and moving to television, where his work has been honored with nineteen Emmys (fourteen as a performer, the most any performer has ever won), induction into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the TV Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pioneer Broadcasters Golden Mike Award, among many other awards.

Bob's support of animal rights has always been a central part of his life. In these pages he delves into stories of how and why he put his personal passion above his career, including his antifur standoff with beauty pageants, and his involvement in cases that exposed animal abuse in movies and television. He shares heartwarming personal stories of the four-legged friends he has adopted and rescued, ranging from dogs and rabbits to elephants. Bob is a complete success at retirement and continues to actively advocate on behalf of animals, including working on successful legislation to control the pet population.

For the innumerable fans who have welcomed Bob into their homes over the last fifty years, this book will be like catching up with a dear and familiar friend who continues to lead a full and endlessly interesting life.


Rules are:
1. Canada or U.S. only - NO P.O boxes! (books will be coming direct from Hachette)
2. 3 copies to give away
3. Contest runs from May 8 - May 22 (midnight CST)

How do you enter? (put all entries into one comment please)

1. For your first entry please tell me if you have ever been on a game show or what your favorite game show (or reality show) is. W/o this entry, no other entries will count. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

2. If you sign up to follow my blog (or already do) - 2 entries

3. If you sign up to follow in a feed reader, email subscription or facebook - 2 entries

4. If you tweet or post this giveaway on your blog and leave the link back here - 2 entries

MAXIMUM entries is 5.

35 comments:

Cindy said...

I have never been on a game show, but my all time favorite game show is "The Price Is Right". That show always brings back fond memories of when my 4 kids were living at home. They too remember that game show. They say that whenever they were sick and stayed home from school, their fondest memory is snuggling up on the couch watching the Price Is Right with mom.
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog.
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I subscribed to your blog by email also.
I would love to be entered in the contest to win a copy of Priceless Memories.
Thanks!
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Bridget said...

No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book.

bridget3420 said...

Count me in!

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a subscriber.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I've never been on a game show, but my favorite reality show is The Girls Next Door.

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa N. said...

My favorite game show is Jeopardy. It's always fun to see how much I know versus the people on the show.

rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

scottsgal said...

Never been on a game show before but I enjoy Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I also follow your blog


msboatgal at aol.com

Annie said...

I've not ever been on a game show and I don't think I will be; I grew up watching Bob Barker on Truth or Consequences (which ages me doesn't it?) lol

My favourite reality show is The Amazing Race; I love the interpersonal relationships on that show.

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow your blog




Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Tweeted


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/1741344636

greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)


Thanks


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traymona said...

I've never been on a game show. My all time favorite game show was the Newlywed Game.
traymona[at]aol.com

Dawn M. said...

I've never been on a game show before and probably never will...I'd be too shy and nervous. My favorite game show is Wheel of Fortune. I used to like to watch them "shop" for their prizes. :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Carlene said...

I would love to be in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Michelle said...

I've never been on a game show and we don't have TV right now (we do watch DVDs of series, though!) -- but if we had TV reception I'd have to say my favorite kind of reality shows are the talent ones, American Idol and the like.

This books sounds really interesting, though...had no idea about the Native American reservation or that he was a fighter pilot! I also have a soft spot for his spay and neuter campaign. And his love for golf just cracks me up, for some reason.

I am a subscriber to your website on bloglines (sorry that I didn't see the requirement to put everything in one entry on the Mr. Popper giveaway).

Thanks!

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

I've never been on a game show, but Price Is Right was my favorite until Bob Barker left. It just isn't the same.

I'm a follower, I subscribe through Google Reader, and I posted the giveaway in my sidebar (not sure if sidebars count).

--Anna
diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com
Diary of an Eccentric

cpullum said...

I have never been on a game show but I do like Let's Make A deal!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)om

Anonymous said...

My husband and I went to one of the last performance of Price is Right with Bob Barker.
I was sooo impressed with him. He actually interacted with the audience during the commercials. (which was not the case with Jay Leno whom I had seen previously)
He is the greatest.
Elisabet
liveleisurely at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

When I first came to this country in 1976, this is the show I listened to in order to learn the spoken English!!! Would love this book.
VG Marcel
cudjojo@gmail.com

Renee G said...

I've never been on a game show, but I've always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

gaby317 said...

I've never been on a game show, but my favorite reality show is The Amazing Race.

+2 I am a new follower of your blog
+2 I also subscribe to the feed via email & googlereader

thanks!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Sue W. said...

I have never been on a game show and for years would watch them all the time on tv but gradually lost interest. Still my all time favorite is Jeopardy.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I subscribe to your blog by e-mail.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I blogged this audio giveaway at:
http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Wanda said...

I've never been on a game show but I watch The Price is Right almost every day. I love to see everyone get so excited when they get called up.

quelleheure4 said...

I've never been on a game show and my favorite reality show is The Amazing Race!
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quelleheure4 said...

I follow your blog #1
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I follow your blog #2
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Carlene said...

I post several days ago but forgot to tell you that I am a very loyal follower.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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