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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg

I received Hurry Down Sunshine through the Early Reviewers program. The book is a memoir recording the psychotic break suffered by Greenberg's daughter Sally, who is hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The book easily conveys the shock and worry that Greenberg and his wife experience through the summer of Sally's break and treatment, and is sympathetic but honest about Sally's condition. To me, the most heartbreaking part was Sally, only 15 years old at the onset of her illness, realizing she was going to have to try to find her way back to herself, even though she'd not really discovered who she was yet. By turns sad and hopeful, and often reading a lot like a blog, the book was an easy read about a difficult subject.

I'm going to give away my copy of Hurry Down Sunshine, so if you're interested, leave a comment below and tell me ( 1 ) your email address and ( 2 ) your favorite nonfiction book. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and will end at midnight on September 21.

Congrats to Yan L, and thanks to everyone who commented :D

Here are some other cool book giveaways floating around the internet:

On My Bookshelf is giving away a copy of Anatomy of a Boyfriend.

Reading and Ruminations is giving away three Barnes & Noble giftcards.

Bookroom Reviews is giving away a copy of Mia King's Sweet Life and a basket of chocolates.

Fashionista Piranha is hosting a Neil Gaiman giveaway that I desperately, desperately want to win:  an ARC copy of The Graveyard Book, a copy of Coraline, a Lush bath bomb and bubble bath, AND $25 to a charity of the winner's choice. And she's adding new prizes for every 50 entries, solidifying both her status as most kickass giveaway host AND the fact that I'll never win this one. Oh, well...I have to try!

And Random Wonder has posted a HUGE list of book giveaways from all over.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enter me. My favorite nonfiction book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

I would love to read this book, I could learn more about this subject. My favourite non-fiction book is "Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee" by Nat Hentoff, a detailed look at the American system of freedom of speech and the law. Thank you for entering me.

3:12 PM  
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3:45 PM  
Blogger Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

I'd love to enter this giveaway.

My favorite non-fiction book would probably be The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.


littleminx at cox dot net

7:35 PM  
Blogger Alyce said...

My favorite non-fiction book is "The Hiding Place," by Corrie ten Boom.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Yan said...

I haven't read a lot on non-fiction books but that doesn't When You Are Engulfed By Flames by David Sedaris isn't good!

I would absolutely love to win!


3:57 PM  
Blogger MonieG said...

I would love to win this memoir. My email is @ and my favorite non-fiction book is I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Yikes! I don't recall any non-fiction books and the closest one that I enjoyed was my Elements of Literature textbook from school XD! I hope that counts but I understand if it doesn't.

aimme21 at yahoo dot com

5:16 PM  
Anonymous catrina said...

Hi, I would like to read that book. My favorite non fiction book is breathing underwater, about an abusive boy told from his point of view.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would really like to read this book my favorite non fiction book is also the inconvinent truth what a coincidence!

tink122595 at hotmail dot com

8:55 PM  
Blogger Petunia said...

I'm going to go with one of my most recent reads: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. There's a lot of info. but it was so engrossing. Hurry Down Sunshine sound equally so.

becky_quilts @

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Sheri said...

I'd love to be entered to win :)

My favorite non-fiction book is: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

preferred.stock at gmail dot com

3:28 PM  
Anonymous D said...

I really enjoyed "Why We Buy" by Paco Underhill.

1:26 PM  

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