Tracy Beckerman and Giveaway #5

>> Wednesday, May 5, 2010

You may remember that in January, I started a personal reading challenge for 2010

One of the authors that I read was Tracy Beckerman who wrote "Rebel Without A Minivan."  She quickly became of one my favorite-est (yes, that really is a word) authors -- especially when she responded to my email about my review of her book and sent me an autographed copy!

Anyway - I regularly stalk read her blog. She really is such an inspiration to me - both as a mom and a writer/blogger.  I just love her honest look at suburban family life -- especially with such humor. 

Well, in reading her blog, I found out that on Sunday, May 9th (which also happens to be Mother's Day), CBS Sunday Morning will be doing a story about the legacy of humorist Erma Bombeck featuring author, blogger and modern day Erma, Tracy Beckerman of “Lost in Suburbia.”

I've already set my DVR!

I wanted to share this with you because if you haven't read of Tracy's blog or her book, you really should.  It is some of the funniest stuff I've ever read.  You can find my review of her book here.

Which brings me to Giveaway #5!

In honor of Tracy's appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, I will be giving away a copy of her book, "Rebel Without A Minivan"


So, how to win:

1)  Let me know if you've read anything by Erma Bombeck (1 entry)
2)  Visit Tracy's blog and leave a comment letting me know you visited, left a comment or became a follower (1 entry for each one)
3)  Follow me through Google Friend Connect or let me know you're already a follower (1 entry)
4)  Follow me through Networked Blogs or let me know you're already a follower (1 entry)
5)  Blog about this giveaway (2 entries)

Giveaway ends on 5/12!

34 comments:

Too Many Hats May 5, 2010 at 6:12 AM  

I have read a book by Erma. I cannot remember the title, but hubby and I took it on a vacation and read it outloud to one another - it was hilarious.

Ioana May 5, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

never read anything about Erma Bombeck.

buuuuuuuut, i did visit Tracy's blog and read her post Lickity Spit and it was funny. she sure has a simple&amusing way to write:) i could not help but leave a comment.

♥ Jennerific ♥ May 5, 2010 at 7:11 AM  

i've never read her book but i trust you and if you say shes great then i want her book!!

♥ Jennerific ♥ May 5, 2010 at 7:12 AM  

and of course i follow you. i stalk you in gfc ;)

MoziEsm√© May 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/05/rebel-without-minivan.html

And I've loved Erma Bombeck since I was about 10... I've got this book already, and I'll be sharing it with others!

The Lost in Suburbia Blog May 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

Jen -
You are the AWESOME-EST (yes, that really is a word!). Thanks so much for the blog love! ...And Have a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!!

Amanda May 5, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

No, I have never read a book by Erma Bombeck, although I do know about her!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

Amanda May 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

I follow you on GFC!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

Amanda May 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

I follow Tracy's blog now!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

Amanda May 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

I visited Tracy's blog!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish May 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

I have read Erma Bombeck but don't remember the book titles. This book sounds great.

GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

debbie May 6, 2010 at 4:27 AM  

I have read many books by Erma Bombeck, my favorite was If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I in the pits. She was funny, and honest in her humor. I was really sorry when she passed away. I miss her as an author.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie May 6, 2010 at 4:28 AM  

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

thecoolmom May 6, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

I've read at least 7 Erma Bombeck books. I really enjoyed her take on motherhood and life in general.

Abi May 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

I have never read anything by Erma Bombeck but my mom has and loves her.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi May 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

I'm a google friend follower
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi May 6, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

I visited Tracy's site
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi May 6, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

follow Tracy's site now
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi May 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

left a comment at Tracy's post:
"Who's on First... Aid"

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Stephanie May 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM  

I have not read anything by Erma Bombeck, I should I have heard many times it is great.

Raising a Happy Child May 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

I am so behind in my personal reading. I haven't read anything by Emma Borbeck.

Anita Yancey May 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

I've never read an Erma Bombeck book. But I would like to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Nancye May 7, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

Believe it or not, I have never read a book be Erma Bombeck.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye May 7, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

I visited Tracy's blog.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye May 7, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

I Follow Tracy's blog

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye May 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

I left a comment on Tracy's blog post called "Lickety Spit"

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye May 7, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

Follower GFC (Toy Box Years)

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye May 7, 2010 at 6:32 PM  

I follow you on Networked Blogs

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous May 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

I'd read a couple of articles, but none of her books.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

I have not read any of her books yet

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

I blogged about it http://atrioofboys.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-best-of-situation.html

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