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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Giveaway - The Survivor's Club (paperback) CLOSED

I promised you some new giveaways today - I think I may have said 4, but I am just too tired - so I am only going to give you 1. . . (expect some tomorrow though!)




The Survivors Club by Ben Sherwood

Which is the safest seat on an airplane? Where is the best place to have a heart attack? Why does religious observance add years to your life? How can birthdays be hazardous to your health?

THE SURVIVORS CLUB

Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bound back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives?

The fascinating, hopeful answers to these questions are found in THE SURVIVORS CLUB. In the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, this book reveals the hidden side of survival by combining astonishing true stories, gripping scientific research, and the author's adventures inside the U.S. military's elite survival schools and the government's airplane crash evacuation course.

With THE SURVIVORS CLUB, you can also discover your own Survivor IQ through a powerful Internet-based test called the Survivor Profiler. Developed exclusively for this book, the test analyzes your personality and generates a customized report on your top survivor strengths.

There is no escaping life's inevitable struggles. But THE SURVIVORS CLUB can give you an edge when adversity strikes.

GIVEAWAY

I have five copies of this paperback to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) Do you have a true life story that would put you in The Survivors Club? Also leave your email address.

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Jan 25th! Good luck!

82 comments:

Linda Henderson said...

Other than a really bad car wreck, not really. This sounds like a fascinating book.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Other than a bad car wreck, not really.

I am an old follower.

seriousreader at live dot com

Debbie Rodgers said...

Thankfully, I haven't had any experiences that would qualify me - & I'd like to keep it that way. ;-)

tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

Debbie Rodgers said...

I follow your blog

tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

Marjorie said...

Luckily, I do not have any stories to tell, this book is a must to read.
I follow by google reader.
I subscribe by email.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Renee said...

I've survived being a child of divorce before it was the norm, I am surviving being an Army wife....


reneesuz82(at)msn(d0t)com

Renee said...

I'm a google follower


reneesuz82(at)msn(d0t)com

Angie said...

I don't personally but I have been helping my mother after her bad car accident 6 months ago. She has been facing a lot of adversity and is still in a wheelchair. She gets very frustrated sometimes and this book sounds perfect for her.

aksimmo@brainerd(dot)net

Angie said...

I also follow

aksimmo@brainerd(dot)net

rubynreba said...

The worst nightmare for any mother happend to me - I lost my son to cancer. I did survive but I think of it every day many times.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I am an old follower
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Lee P said...

I haven't really had any bad experiences, but I want to be prepared just in case and this book would be very interesting to read. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I am an old follower via Google Friends.

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/7241714354

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Stacie said...

Thankfully I haven't had any.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Stacie said...

I follow.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I think we all have a 'suvivors club' story.

karenk
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Luckily, I can say I can't be counted in on the Survivor's Club. I have been blessed.

I am an old follower.

I tweeted the giveaway here:

http://twitter.com/justpeachy36/status/7254042368

Jane said...

I don't have a survival story to share.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Jane said...

I'm an old follower.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Haleyknitz said...

Once I almost got hit by a car while i was riding my bike. the car was turning. i decided to turn with him instead of plowing into the side of him. ;)

haleymathiot@yahoo.com

Haleyknitz said...

Old follower!!

haleymathiot@yahoo.com

Jaime said...

I don't, but my father does. He is a survivor of the polio epidemic when he was a teen. over 1/3 of his classmates died from it. He watched his friend next to him in a iron lung die. He was paralyzed from the waist down and is now suffering from post polio aliments. But, He SURVIVED when so many didn't.
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

already a follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Copperllama/status/7259621439
copperllama at yahoo dot com

janetfaye said...

Thankfully I do not have a true life story that would put me in The Survivors Club.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Melody said...

No and I'm grateful.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm a total survivor.

No need to enter me, though. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

J.T. Oldfield said...

Fortunately I don't really have a story that would put me in the survivor's club. I like to live those sorts of things vicariously, like watching the show I Shouldn't Be Alive. So this book would be great for me! :)

j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

J.T. Oldfield said...

Here's my tweet!

http://twitter.com/bibliofreakblog/status/7282763775

j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

J.T. Oldfield said...

I follow w/ Google Reader!

j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

Bcteagirl said...

I don't have a story that would put me in the survivors club... so perhaps I am due? I need this book right away to be on the safe side :P

teagirl1 at telus dot net

Bcteagirl said...

Twitted!
http://twitter.com/bcteagirl/status/7282851380

etirv said...

Absolutely.. but I don't dwell on it... however, would love to read this book!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Old follower!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I do have a story, but I am not able to talk about it.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I follow.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

nfmgirl said...

My Dad and I lost our brake master cylinder when driving through the mountains in northern California. This means that we had almost nothing to stop us. We were stranded in a town for a few days while they repaired the truck. The mechanic said if we had tried to continue on, we never were have survived the next mountain that was coming up.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow

nfmgirl At gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-1-02-10.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

suburban prep said...

I have survived 10 yrs after developing DVT (deep vein thrombosis). My sister is 8 yrs out also from a bone marrow transplant due to stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

CrystalGB said...

I have been lucky and have not had anything major happen to me.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

CrystalGB said...

I am an old follower.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

Misusedinnocence said...

I absolutely do. I was in a terrible car accident and none of us should have lived through it, and all 4 did.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I'm an old follower.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have a few survivor's stories... My oldest being, escaping with my family from a country in East Africa due to political and economic upheaval and loosing everything and having to start all over in a strange country with just three suitcases of clothing. Thanks, the book sounds fascinating!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

Rebecca Graham said...

No, my life is too dull for a book.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/7581872289

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

FrankSandy said...

My life has been uneventful.

walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm so glad I don't have one that could go in here!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

No near fatal, well mutated kidney infection 9 months pregnant but that went over ok after a little while, got lots of stitches stories tho! :P

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a follower!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i almost died when i was 13 from asthma was in icu for a week and had holes in my lung where air escaped and created air pockets underneath my skin all over my body but other than that no stories
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

blog follower
melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

Lacey said...

I ran a red light and tboned another car.both cars were totaled but the other car and myself walked away with only scraps and bruises.

Lacey914@sbcglobal.net

Lacey said...

I am a follower

Lacey914@sbcglobal.net

Lacey said...

http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/7713318272

tweet

Lacey914@sbcglobal.net

Dawn M. said...

Other than a few minor car accidents...no. I'm thankful for that. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this interesting giveaway. I have survived a mother's untimely death and a fsther's early onset Alzheimer. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I was the victim of a serial rapist and helped the police catch the criminal 17 years later!

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

kerri69 said...

I was hit by a car when I was in third grade and was hurt pretty bad

kerri69 said...

I am a follower

kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

kerri69 said...

following on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/kerri69/status/7995175890

Anonymous said...

Thankfully no!

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Denny, Alaska said...

Actually, no, my life is pretty boring! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

ossmcalc said...

Sad to say, I do have a true life story that would put me in The Survivors Club that I hope will never happen to anyone else again. This is a book that I have really been wanting and hope to be able to read in the near future.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am an old follower.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8019660761

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Sean said...

no, i'm lucky, i haven't had to survive anything
spynaert@gmail.com

Anne-Marie said...

I don't have a story to tell either.
But I would love to win this book.

email (amt at telus dot net)

Anne-Marie said...

I am following your blog (Anne-Marie T)

hippmom said...

I was once in a car crash that happened because the guy driving found it fun to terrorize the girls in the car (myself included) by driving at high speeds on a curvy, hilly road. even though we begged him to stop. I'm a survivor with a few scars to prove it

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

hippmom said...

I'm a blog follower!

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Wanda said...

I don't have any true life stories that would put me in the Survivors Club but I love to read about other people's stories. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancye said...

My survivor story would have to be when I was in a car accident when I was about 3 months pregnant. Luckily I came out okay.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Follower

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/8225001919

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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