Friday, February 26, 2010

giveaway: undress me in the temple of heaven

As part of the tour for Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Hachette is offering up five copies of the book!

As you know from my review, I loved the book. Here's the Publishers Weekly review as well:
"Youthfully upbeat, Gilman (Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress) delivers an entertaining memoir of her ill-starred attempt to circumnavigate the globe after college graduation in 1986. Eager to embark on life but unsure exactly how to do it, the author, a New Yorker, and her fair-haired Connecticut trust-fund friend, Claire, both graduates from Brown, resolved to backpack around the world for a year and become heroines in their own epic stories. Starting in Hong Kong, the two nave 21-year-olds, armed with Linda Goodman's Love Signs, volumes of Nietzsche and a year's supply of tampons, ran into shoals fairly immediately, freaked out by fleabag hotels, vermin, importunate fellow travelers and the debilitating effects of illness, homesickness and the sole company of each other. As they roughed it through Communist China, Claire grew increasingly paranoid and delusional, eventually bolting on a bizarre bus trip that got her picked up by the police. Gilman's amusing journey focuses tightly on these first shaky seven weeks, offering the full wallop of disorienting, in-the-moment, transformative travel adventures."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on March 13. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

26 comments:

  1. I'd like to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  2. I'm a subscriber.
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  6. Sounds like a fabulously fun book!!!! I did something similar with my best friend a couple years ago, and that was a wonderful experience; would love to read these experiences. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
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  7. Thanks for having this great giveaway—the book sounds wonderful!

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  8. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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  9. I'm always looking for a new book, and this one sounds good!

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  10. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I would love to win this! I enjoyed the author interview and review too! Thanks for the chance!
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  12. I follow via Google Reader! Thanks.
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  13. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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  14. I'm a follower.

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    I am a follower.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  16. Great, please count me in; thanks!

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  17. Please enter me for this very interesting book.

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  18. I follow by google reader.

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  19. Please enter me.

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  20. I so want to read this book. Please enter me.

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  23. I would love to win this book! Please count me in!

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