Friday, February 26, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Let Me Lie Down by Kristin van Ogtrop

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.

Giveaway details
This is my third giveaway. It is hosted by Hatchett Book Group and they will be shipping the books to the winners.

This is a giveaway for 3 copies
-Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win.
-No P.O. Boxes, please.
-To enter you need to be a follower.
-Giveaway ends on March 10.
-Leave a comment with your email address to enter.


  1. Oh my word, this book sounds really good. For myself, AND for my mom! I also really like the title: I've heard that same phrase many times.

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  2. Sounds like fun. Something I should have had to read when my kids were young.

  3. I loved Erma Bombeck. Her postings were so funny. I had totally forgotten about her. Thanks for the reminder.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  4. I would love to read this. Sounds great.

  5. Ahhh, that is so cute, Jill! I can't NOT enter! I think that I was supposed to write this same book, LOL. mission: Become magazine editor so that I can get novel published. ;o)

  6. Wow, this books sounds like just the thing I need.

    Count me in please.

  7. This book sounds so cute :) Please enter me, and thank you for hosting the contest!

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com