August 15, 2010

Giveaway: The Body Shop: Parties, Pills, and Pumping Iron -- Or, My Life in the Age of Muscle





As a scrawny college freshman in the mid-1970s, just before Arnold Schwarzenegger became a hero to boys everywhere and Pumping Iron became a cult hit, Paul Solotaroff discovered weights and steroids. In a matter of months, he grew from a dorky beanpole into a hulking behemoth, showing off his rock hard muscles first on the streets of New York City and then alongside his colorful gym-rat friends in strip clubs and in the homes of the gotham elite. It was a swinging time, when "Would you like to dance?" turned into "Your place or mine?" and the guys with the muscles had all the ladies--until their bodies, like Solotaroff''s, completely shut down.

But this isn't the gloom-and-doom addiction one might expect--Solotaroff looks back at even his lowest points with a wicked sense of humor, and he sends up the disco era and its excess with all the kaleidoscopic detail of Boogie Nights or Saturday Night Fever.

Written with candor and sarcasm, THE BODY SHOP is a memoir with all the elements of great fiction and dazzlingly displays Paul Solotaroff's celebrated writing talent.

3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher


MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST leave a comment on my review.  It doesn't need to be a long drawn out comment, anything with do.


EXTRA ENTRIES:

+10 for liking The Body Shop on Facebook
+5 for following this blog
+5 for following me on twitter
+10 for tweeting this (can be done up to 3 times a day):

#GIVEAWAY The Body Shop: Parties, Pills, and Pumping Iron -- Or, My Life in the Age of Muscle @bridget3420 http://t.co/9j0XJn7 #contest #win

+10 for sharing every place linking to this giveaway THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+5 for following my girl Krista's blog
+5 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for friending me on GoodReads
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+5 for adding the It’s My Life button to your sidebar
+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)
+5 for following my sister on Twitter
+5 for friending my sister on Facebook
+5 for following my sister’s blog MamaKnows


*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 August 26th and notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from Hachette Book Group.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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5 comments:

Beth said...

I left a comment on your review.
+10 for liking The Body Shop on Facebook

+5 for following my other blog It’s My Life
+5 for following this blog
+5 for following me on twitter
+5 for friending me on Facebook here.
+5 for following my girl Krista's blog
+5 for following my sister on Twitter
+5 for friending my sister on Facebook
+5 for following my sister’s blog MamaKnows

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.
I commented on your review.
+5 I follow this blog
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Linda Kish said...

I commented on your review

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Ruthie said...

Sounds interesting, please enter me. Thanks.
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catss99 said...

mandatory: left a comment

+5 for following this blog

+5 for following me on twitter

+10 for tweeting this
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+5 for following my other blog It’s My Life.

+5 for following my girl Krista's blog

+1 for grabbing my button and catss99.blogspot.com

+5 for adding the It’s My Life button to your sidebar
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+2
entered moon goddess journal
+2 entered almost to die for
+2 roadkill shirt

+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+5 for following my sister’s blog MamaKnows
extra for current follower
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