Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just let me Lie Down Giveaway

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.

My Review - I haven't been a working mom since my youngest was born but there were so many things I could relate to. Kristin is hilarious and she has even coined her own terms.....
Caller ID malfunction - when you have dialed a number and cannot remember whom it belongs to but the phone is ringing and it feels too late to hang up.... many many more.
I recommend this to any mother with a sense of humor - Working or Not!

Buy it



Win It
Anna from Hatchett BookGroup is allowing me to giveaway 3 lucky readers of Mommy Reads too Much a copy of Just Let me Lie Down. Mandatory entry!!Just tell me you want it, it's that easy. Good Luck!


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3 Extra Entries -Fan our writer Tawdra Kandle on Associated Content and comment on one of her articles Here



Giveaway will end on April 14th at 11:59pm. The winners will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. & Canadian residents 18+ only. No Po Boxes

Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion, no other compensation.

51 comments:

AnnCrabs said...

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holdenj said...

I'd love to win, sometimes you need those anecdotes to get you through your own life!
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couponmom said...

2. Fanned Tawdra on AC as Kim Coady and commented
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2748713/everything_you_always_wanted_to_know.html?cat=25

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couponmom said...

3. Fanned Tawdra on AC as Kim Coady and commented
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2748713/everything_you_always_wanted_to_know.html?cat=25

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