June 24, 2009

Giveaway: Year of the Cock by Alan Wieder

Full Description (taken from here):
From a powerful new voice in nonfiction comes this electrifying chronicle of a married man who leaves his wife to pursue a carefree bachelorhood - only to plunge into an abyss of shame, regret, and penis envy.

Thirty-year-old Alan Wieder has everything a man could possibly want: a nice home in L.A., a thriving Hollywood career, and to top it all off, a beautiful and adoring wife. Then one day in 2005 - the Year of the Rooster - he wakes up with questions: Have I settled down too soon? Am I consigned to a humdrum future of marriage, kiddies, home-cooked meals and hybrid SUVs? How the %&! did this happen to me?

And just like that - after ten years in a committed relationship - Alan decides to walk out on his wife to pursue his fantasy of becoming a hardcore bachelor. Explaining very little, thinking even less, he dives into his exhilarating new single existence - buying a vintage Porsche, moving into a tastefully decorated bachelor pad, ignoring his wife, and bedding as many chicks as possible. However, to Alan's surprise and dismay, becoming a single dude also unleashes in him a torrent of crippling insecurities that he didn't even know he had. And soon, his would-be swingin' bachelorhood is cut short - very short - by a strange and shameful obsession that drives him to utter madness.

Some men leave their wives only to discover that the grass isn't greener. What Alan Wieder discovers - about the perils of newfound freedom, and about his own fragile male psyche - is far more agonizing and wretched. In this riveting and brutally honest memoir, Alan recounts the true story of his impulsive, wild, and ultimately disastrous foray into bachelorhood. A tragicomic tale of betrayal, sexual (mis)adventure, and ultimately redemption, Year of the Cock marks the debut of a remarkably talented new writer.

Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give out 4 copies of each book to 4 random commenters.

Open to residents of the US and Canada
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Winners will be chosen July 6th and notified via email.

34 comments:

MJ said...

Have you read this??

nfmgirl said...

Wow! This sounds like a really interesting book. Please count me in. Thanks!

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a follower of your blog.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

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Jess said...

I'd like to give it a read. Thanks.
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Lorie and Bill said...

This sounds like a really good, funny, interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Please enter me.
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Chris said...

Huh. I don't quite know what to say. I'm intrigued.

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Count me in please!

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Bingo said...

Oh, good....someone giving this away...I was a little tentative about it but curiosity got me so I'd like to win it!

Bingo said...

I have been a follower of your blog and still am..thanks for the giveaway

Bingo said...

I just signed up on your new blog to follow and am going back later to check it out....looks interesting! Lots of giveaways!

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
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I follow on freebies4meandu.
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Anita Yancey said...

This book sure sounds interesting. I'd very much like to read it. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower!

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ChristyJan said...

You had me at COCK. lol

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amanda said...

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