Thursday, May 20, 2010

giveaway: prospect park west

With thanks to Simon and Schuster I have one copy of Amy Sohn's Prospect Park West to offer up to a lucky winner!

My review is here. This is what Publishers Weekly said:
"Former New York magazine 'Mating' columnist Sohn zeroes in on the more-fertile-than-thou crowd in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood in her vinegary latest (after My Old Man). Like a Grand Hotel for the yuppie set, the lives of moody, angry, dissatisfied mommies intersect on the playgrounds and co-ops of their overpriced hood. Among them, Lizzie, whose lesbian proclivities mask her loneliness; Rebecca, whose libidoless spouse prefers his role as dad over husband; Karen, a social-climbing conniver; and Melora, a former Manhattanite whose psychiatric maladies are as pathetic as they are numerous. The gals in this comedy of bad manners are burned out, bitchy and beyond salvation as they maneuver to be noticed and loved. Meanwhile, there's more name-dropping than in an edition of Page Six, and while Sohn is obviously intent on skewering the annoying urban mommy stereotype, 400 pages is a stretch for material that's been blogged to death. There are moments of brutal honesty, but they're far too few to allow readers to muster an ounce of sympathy for a crew of caricatures so broadly drawn and sadly conceived."

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 June 5. Winner will be selected at random. Since this is from Simon and Schuster the winner must have a mailing address in the US; no PO Boxes.

21 comments:

  1. Please include me! Thanks

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  2. I follow thru google reader!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  3. Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. Thought your review was interesting, please count me in! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I follow via google reader!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'd really like to read this because I live in Brooklyn, not far from Prospect Park West and the women in Amy Sohn's book sound very entertaining and, as your review said, crazy! I like to read books like this, especially at night when I'm relaxing and want to be entertained!
    Please enter me in this giveaway.

    Thank you!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  7. I'm a follower via Google Reader!


    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to read this book!
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  9. I am a blog follower
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  10. Teenage angst without teenagers? Sounds like church! I'm in.

    ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Please enter me. This sounds like a fascinating book

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  12. I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  13. I'd love to read Prospect Park West :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. Publicly following My Book Views with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  15. Enter me please.

    tbranco(at) hughes (dot)net

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  16. I'm a follower on Google connect.

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  17. Your contest is posted in my giveaway sidebar on Tutu's Two Cents

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  18. please count me in...thanks :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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