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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Do-Over {Book Giveaway}

*CONTEST ENDED*

I recently received a new book, which just came out this month. What a fabulous idea for a book!

Do-Over!:
In which a forty-eight-year-old father of three returns to kindergarten, summer camp, the prom, and other embarrassments
by Robin Hemley

Here's what the back of the book says: "Robin Hemley's childhood made a wedgie of his memory, leaving him sore and embarrassed for over forty years. He was the most pitiful kindergartner, the least spirited summer camper, and dateless for prom. In fact, there's nary an event from his youth that couldn't use improvement. If only he could do them all over a few decades later, with an adult's wisdom, perspective, and giant-like height...

In the spirit of cult film classics like Billy Madison and Wet Hot American Summer, in DO-OVER! Hemley reencounters paper mache, revisits his childhood home, and finally attends the prom--bringing readers the thrill of recapturing a misspent youth and discovering what's most important: simple pleasures, second chances, and the forgotten joys of recess."

Who wouldn't love to be able to do-over a few things in their life? I think I might do over my hair style in 5th and 6th grade. And I might like to take back my freshman year of high school. There were a few things I'd love to do differently.

How would you like to own a copy of this brand new book? I have 5 copies to give away!
Just tell me what you would do over if you had the chance (this could get fun!). (this is your first entry)

For extra entries,
~tweet about this giveaway
~Follow me or my main blog, Life is Sweet
~Enter another one of my giveaways (listed in my right sidebar)

Contest ends on Monday, May 25 at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Winners will be notified by email, so be sure you leave me a way to contact you. Good luck!

The winners are:
#25: Kelly
#20 jemscout425
#30 Samantha
#33 A reader
#7 Dina

Congrats!

46 comments:

  1. I would do over middle school! And refuse to let the kids who were mean to me make me feel bad about myself.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  2. I follow! :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  3. i would do over high school and have more fun
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  4. i follow
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  5. entered the fancy fortune cookie giveaway
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  6. I would not do over anything - because if I did, it might change where I am today (and I rather like this place ;-)) But, for the sake of playing along, I would like to do over the time I broke up with my high school sweetheart - except this time, I would know better!

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  7. Entered your Sambucol giveaway

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  8. I would probably not be so mean to my husband. He wanted me to be his girlfriend when I was 16 and I refused and consistently was mean for the next 3 years until I realized he was not so bad. I actually married him. I would have been so much nicer and would have been with him 3 extra years.

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  9. i entered the fancy fortune cookie giveaway

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  10. i entered the kiss my face giveaway

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  11. YAHOO!!! Please count me in! I follow :)

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  12. I also entered the other giveaway on your blog! I would l♥ve to win this book :)

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  13. I would do-over my crazy fashion sense from grade 5. Disco may have been popular, but I didn't need to wear the satin red pants & gold t-shirt to prove it. Augh.

    What a great idea for a book

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  14. Just sent a tweet out about your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/cbadov/status/1838473091

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  15. I would do over High school... I wouldn't drop out even though I was pregnant. I would've stayed in school, because now online H.S. is HARDER than regular! I would've been done already!!! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  16. go up into space. my big dream
    pksanddancer@yahoo.com

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  17. High school, definitely. Thanks!

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  18. I would love to " do-over" my own childhood as well!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  19. I think I would work a little harder in High School

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  20. I wouldn't change much, but I would like to go back to high school with a different hair cut and wardrobe. I wonder if it would have made a difference? LOL.

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  21. I would do the 5th grade fun run over again and keep going to get 1st place instead of waiting for a friend.

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  22. I entered the kiss my face contest

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  23. I follow & I entered your fortune cookie contest. Thanks!

    hillary26@gmail.com

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  24. ummmm, i would have picked my headphones up off the floor instead of leaving them on the floor and stepping on them :{

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  25. entered the fancy fortune cookie giveaway!

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  26. what a fun book... thanks for the giveaway

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  27. also entered your fortune cookie giveaway:)

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  28. My wedding day!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I would do college over!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  30. I would not be as hard on my parents as I had been when I was a teen.And be happy and not take our winters in Florida for granted as I did.

    devonm @ sasktel dot NET

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  31. I tweeted this giveaway @jmintuck

    devonm @ sasktel dot NET

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  32. I followed your blog in a reader.

    devonm @ sasktel dot NET

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  33. I would love to do over some of the great memories in my life! Like the birth of my children, visiting with my parents, dating hubby!

    loriandtonytt@comcast.net

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  34. I follow your main blog! (And this one)
    loriandtonytt@comcast.net

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  35. I entered your Kiss My Face Kids Bath Collection giveaway

    loriandtonytt@comcast.net

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  36. I would do my 5th grade hair cut over....the mushroom didn't really work for me!

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  37. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/1876941952

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  38. I would break up with my ex-husband after our first date!!!

    emvark at gmail dot com

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  39. Highschool. I'd make more friends.

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  40. I'd do over my school years. I'd be less shy and make more friends. :)

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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