This post is now closed to further comments. Drawing results will appear in the morning on 10-26 because some crazy book fanatic sort of forgot it was drawing day . . . back tomorrow.
I know you guys are just going to fall all over yourselves with excitement, but yes . . . another book giveaway! Joy channeling. I love those words.
Cheating Death is subtitled "The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds." I'm not going to copy all the publicity info except for this paragraph:
An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable". Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope of survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . . . Cheating Death. (bom bom baaaaah)
I added the dramatic interlude (well, it seemed fitting). Dr. Gupta tells about such medical miracles, what doctors have learned about the human body in recent years and why more patients are surviving than ever before.
I'm a big fan of nonfiction and sometimes fiction books about medical miracles, near-disastrous outbreaks, and other such fun with science so this book piqued my interest and I signed up to review as well as host a giveaway. My copy has not arrived and I don't like to wait too long to post about giveaways, so once again I'm going to offer up the book without having yet read it but I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
The usual Hatchette and Bookfoolery rules apply:
1. Leave your email address OR ELSE the evil side of Bookfool will come out, dance around, wave a wand and zap you off the list. I'm not being literal, but you know what I mean. No email, no entry.
2. Think like a North American and Be One. Hatchette's giveaways are limited to the United States and Canada. No P.O. Boxes.
3. Come up with a cure for migraines and I'll give you an extra 5,000 entries (an automatic win). Or, you can just tweet or post about this giveaway for an extra entry. Put all your info in one post, if you can. Separate entries don't thrill my little heart.
4. There is no #4. Weird.
A lot of people are disinterested in nonfiction and Psychologist Bookfool says this probably has to do with lingering feelings of resentment over the fact that all of you were forced to read boring textbooks at some point during your childhood to young adulthood. I felt the same way (but I'm over it, now, and just ditch the boring books). I'm still going to offer up 5, if that's okay with Anna at Hatchette, and hope that some of you will fight the urge to skip right over this one and go on your merry way without even considering it because you're allowing that lingering distaste for nonfiction to sway you. Bookfool believes it is time for you to move on, try new things, experiment! I'm just saying.
The drawing will be held at 6pm on October 25, 2009.
Important Notice: I now give winners approximately 48 to 72 hours to respond because I'm a busy girl. I strongly advise following this blog in a reader, if you don't, so that you will see your name if something hinky happens to your email (or you just don't check your email often). I'll let you know how long you have to respond within the text of the drawing winners announcement post.
And, don't forget my other drawings: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (ends Oct. 15) and The Bible Salesman (ends Oct. 18)!