Sunday, March 28, 2010

Giveaway: Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin van Ogtrop

Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms For The Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date: April 1, 2010
Hardcover, 272 pages

About the Book:
Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky--fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets. She also knows she is tired. Always.

Using stories and insights from her own life, she provides a lexicon for the half-insane working mom. Anyone who has left a meeting to race to the Halloween parade immediately understands van Ogtrop's definition of "Kill the messenger"as"The action you must take in order to forget about the office for a time--that is, to remove your Blackberry/Treo/iPhone/whatever from your person and store it as far away as your neurotic self will allow." Filled with essays, lists, and resonant observations, JUST LET ME LIE DOWN establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck of the new millennium. 

About the Author:
Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple magazine and has held positions at Glamour, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, and Premiere. She lives outside New York City with her family.

I received this for review and received and extra copy.  It looks to be a wonderful book and my boys who are huge Lego fans love the cover.  So simply comment to enter.  Additional entries for being a follower (blogger, rss, email, twiter, facebook, networked blogs, etc.)  Also entries for tweeting (1 per day), blogging about the giveaway (sidebar is fine).  Open to US/Canada.  Will close on April 3, 2010.

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