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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Feed a Book Addiction with a Freebie

Tuesday was the official publication date of a new collection in which one of my essays appears, Feed Me! Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight and Body Image, and since I love freebies, and since the book blogs and social media book sites even the health blogs, and the book review sites and at least one edgy online magazine are talking about it, I figure it's time to give away one copy of the book here.

Leave a comment by the end of the day on February 14 and if yours is randomly selected, I'll send the book off to you, along with the wish that
you love – or at least appreciate – your own body.

If you are near New Paltz, NY, drop in for a reading from the book this Saturday.

And if by c
hance you are thinking of buying the book via Amazon, consider doing so on February 1, the book's Amazon Spike Day. No one (certainly not me) will earn any more if you do, but it does bump up the book's ranking -- always a good thing.

When leaving yo
ur comment, if you are so inclined, I'd love to hear at least one thought about this love-hate relationship almost everyone seems to have with their body, appetite, eating, food, and weight.

14 comments:

Sling Words aka Joan Reeves said...

Hi, Lisa! Thanks for visiting SlingWords. I made a resolution to not read another book about the weight issue. I may have to break that rule because yours sounds different.

Guess if I don't win a copy, I'll have to order it. *g* I want to enter a parallel universe in which reading such books automatically removes excess fat.

foodie said...

Oh, I really want to read this book and especially your essay. I just started a blog on this very topic, called FoodFoodBodyBody. I had a new wakeup call when a recent blood test revealed I am on the brink of diabetes. I don't want to have diabetes! so am approaching things differently than I have in the past. It's a struggle though and brings up a ton of lifelong stuff. sigh. I'd love for you to visit the blog.

Dara Chadwick said...

I'm so glad I found out about this book. Can't wait to read it!

Erika D. said...

Hi, Lisa!

I would LOVE to win this book. I'll wish myself luck :-).

Thank you!

gina@sportliterate.org said...

Congratulations Lisa--
Your fan club at Sport Literate is mighty proud. Ooh, pick me! Pick me!

Daria Rydzaj said...

This book sounds so cool. I DO love my body just the way it is. I view it as performance art...every inch of my waist and hips represent the work it takes to raise an autistic child...each centimeter was a battle: with the principal, teachers, IEP team, aides, bus drivers...a work in progress.
Best of luck with the book. Can't wait to read it!

Susan Breen said...

Sounds like a great book and I hope I win. I just had a doctor's appointment yesterday and I found the aspect I was most stressed about was the weigh in. Ridiculous how these things can take over your life. Congratulations on your book!

CATHY said...

hi lisa,so good to have time to read your blog; i wonder how much wisdom we can gain from supporting each other through all the changes in our body that affect what we eat- my body is a wonder of creation yet it continually amazes me what i can do to it by what i eat...but this has come with age and knowing the wonder of it all...good luck with your recognizing your works and the way it communicates with others. ccw

Mary said...

Hi Lisa, Congratulations! You are amazing. I'm with Daria on this issue. I love the geography of my body more and more as I grow older--each scar a map of my history. From appendectomy to mastectomy, I treasure them all. I look forward to reading your essay. I'm feeling lucky today. Fondly, Mary Webster

Garine Isassi said...

Thanks for including me in your heads up email. The book is a great idea and I'd love to read it.

We all have those body-image moments. It's amazing to watch my 11 yr old girl starting that journey. I hope I've learned from my self-loathing mistakes and can steer her in the self-love direction on that one.

-Garine
PS-I'm going to contact you about pitching book ideas. I'm lost!

Caroline said...

I really want to read this book! Please count me in.

Wanda said...

This is a very important book. The whole food / body image thing is (among other things) a culturally sanctioned form of misogyny. What really hurts is when women diss women.

sassyzan said...

i read an essay from the book in February's Redbook. it was very touching and interesting. i would love to read the rest of the book!

Kristy Lund said...

Looking forward to reading this book! I wrote a small piece (on Divine Caroline and my blog) about canceling a certain catalog because I got sick of looking at the wafer-thin 16-year-olds on the cover. :)