October 14, 2009

Giveaway: Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby



Full Description (taken from here):

Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession.

At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius."

Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, LIFE AFTER GENIUS follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn't yet learned.





Book Information:
Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby
Grand Central Publishing
10/28/2009
9780446199728
400 pages
$13.99 US/$16.99 CAN






Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
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+1 for following this blog
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+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
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+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+2 for every meaningful comment you leave on any of my posts - excluding giveaway posts - make sure you come back and leave a comment on the giveaway post you would like to add your entries to
+10 for clicking on my Social Vibe icon (left sidebar) and filling out the information  These entries can be used in any of my giveaways (both blogs).  Email me or leave a comment somewhere on my blog letting me know how you want to use your entries.
+25 for voting for my nephew here
+100 Make a purchase using the icon below, email me the receipt at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com and receive 100 extra entries (per item) into the giveaway of your choice.  This goes for both of my blogs.

+100 entries for each item purchased from my Amazon aStore (at the top of my blog).  You can use those entries in any of my giveaways (both blogs).  All you need to do is email me at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com your receipt and let me know how you want to use your entries.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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Winners will be chosen using Random.org on Oct. 24th and notified via email.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to keep from the publisher.


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28 comments:

Sheila Deeth said...

I follow and twitter, and it sounds rather an interesting book.

xxsquigglesxx said...

I would love to win this!

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Amanda said...

I think both my husband and I would enjoy this book.
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Mr. Maurer said...

This book sounds like an awesome read. I will try to get some links of your blog to my blog at http://coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

This one sounds interesting too!

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AmandaSue said...

+1 Comment-Sounds like a really interesting book! Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

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Paula said...

Sounds like a good read. A little different than my usual.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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CallMeKayla said...

sounds cool!

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DarcyO said...

Sound like a winner. Please include me!

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RubyMoon said...

Not often I read a coming of age story for a guy. Looks like an interesting book.Thanks for the chance. Nice change from ChickLit for me.

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love it! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Nelsby said...

+5
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Nancye said...

+1 This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance!
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FrankSandy said...

This sounds like a good read. Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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CherylS22 said...

+1 - This looks like a fascinating book. Please enter me!
+1 - I follow
+5 - I follow freebies4meandu
+1 - I'm a friend on Facebook
+1 - I connected via Networked Blogs
+1 - I'm a friend on GoodReads
+25 - I voted for your nephew today

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Lee P said...

+1 I'd love to read this book! Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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Sarah Emmerson said...

+5 tweet: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/5085755149

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(I previously posted on Oct 19th)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read and a story that sounds personally familiar... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
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Nelsby said...

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Andrea said...

+1 for commenting
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Sarah said...

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Amanda said...

+5 technorati favorite

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Nelsby said...

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

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cherdon said...

+1 for commenting. I would really love to read this book
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