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Monday, April 12, 2010

Just Let Me Lie Down - Book Give Away!

This book is for moms who work, moms who work from home, and moms whose work IS home.



Just Let Me Lie Down
by Kristin van Ogtrop

Kristin van Ogtrop has a nice career, a dependable husband, and three healthy kids who occasionally make their beds. You could say she is average, but lucky. You could also say she is half-insane -- but just try to name one working mom who isn't.  Like all of us, van Ogtrop needs a bit of guidance from time to time. Yet when she searched the bookshelves for something to help put a little order into her average/lucky/chaotic life, she came up short. And so she had an idea.

In Just Let Me Lie Down, van Ogtrop providces a new lexicon for the half-insane working mom. Using experiences and insights from her own life, she presents terms and concepts to illustrate the highs (children who know where their soccer cleats are, coworkers who never hit, "Reply to All," dogs who helpfully eat whatever falls from the table) and lows (getting out of the house in the morning, getting along with everyone at work, getting dinner made before everyone starves, getting willful kids into bed) of trying to combine work and family in the same life.

Filled with essays, lists, poignant observations, and more than a few embarrassing stories, Just Let Me Lie Down shows that if you can't laugh at the nonsense that is daily life for the working mom, then you might need to reconsider your entire existence, or at least take a nap.

Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple magazine. Her essay "Attila the Honey I'm Home" appeared in the New York Times bestseller The Bitch in the House, and her blog, "Adventures in Chaos," appears on RealSimple.com. She lives outside New York City with her husband, a dog, and three children, whom she loves very much, even though they insist on playing too many sports.

Giveaway


I have three copies of this book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) just leave me a comment. Please leave your email address.


For additional entries:
1. Sign up to follow through Google Friend Connect (old followers let me know) - 2 entries for this one. (leave 2 comments)
2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it. Please leave link in comments.
3. Post it on your blog - please leave link in your comments.

BONUS ENTRY:  Sign up for the NING Group - Just Let Me Lie Down

Each entry must have it's own comment. (Six entries total.)

This giveaway is for U.S/Canada only - no PO boxes.
It ends Apr 26.

33 comments:

Katrina said...

I just LOVE the cover of this book!

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Katrina said...

I follow

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holdenj said...

I really like the title of this one! Thanks for the info and chance to win!
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holdenj said...

I am a google friend connect follower #1.
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holdenj said...

I am a google friend connect follower #2.
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Martha Lawson said...

I'd love to reaad this one. Please enter me for it.

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Martha Lawson said...

Google friend connect follower.

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Martha Lawson said...

Google friend connect follower.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect Follower.

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Simply Stacie said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect Follower.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

Christine said...

This would make a great gift for my best friend who is a mother.

Please enter me, Thanks.

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Christine said...

I'm an Old follower with google connect.

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Christine said...

I'm an Old follower with google connect.

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Christine said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Christine said...

I tweeted the giveaway

http://twitter.com/Romantic73

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Christine said...

Signed up for the NING Group

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Pam said...

This is totally my mantra on many days!

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Colleen Turner said...

I would love to win...please enter me!
Thanks,
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow via google connect.
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow via google connect.
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Debbie F said...

Please include me! Thanks

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Debbie F said...

+ 2 Old follower on Google Friend Connect

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Debbie F said...

follow on Networked Blogs!

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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Anonymous said...

hi am in Zambia. i would 've the free book. anyway when you change your mind and think of sending one book to Africa, Zambia please let it be me! God bless.
_ Mannix
oh my email add. is machi3@yahoo.com
physical add. Mannix M. Daka House# 57-12th st Nchanga south, Chingola, Zambia

Benita said...

Please count me in. I'd like to read this.

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC. #1

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC. #2

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ChristyJan said...

Please enter me to win a copy of this book

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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #1


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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #2


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