Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Give-a-way!

All I can say is, it pays to read the paper.

I have read numerous reviews of Norris Church Mailer's memoir, A Ticket to the Circus, including yesterday's New York Times Book Review. As a small town Arkansas girl who went on to marry Pulitzer Prize winning author, Norman Mailer, and live a life very few of us experience, I knew this book would be the latest addition to my Goodreads list.

So this morning as I finished my morning rounds at the library, I thumbed through the paper and noticed in "Paper Trails," a local column about the goings on in Little Rock and the surrounding area, that Ms. Mailer (known as Barbara Jean here locally) was signing books at our bookstore 3 blocks away!! Oh my gosh!

I pawned my kids off on a girlfriend, went to the bookstore and waited for this --



Ms. Mailer reading from her book.

Then I asked a patron to take a picture of us both -- for some reason she didn't wait for me to turn around, so this is what I got:



In honor of her appearance in Little Rock, I am offering a giveaway of Ms. Mailer's AUTOGRAPHED book, A Ticket to the Circus.

A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir



To enter, you must currently BE a follower or BECOME a follower and leave a comment and your email in the message so I can contact you should you win. The giveway will be open through Friday, April 30th at 10pm CDT.