Monday, July 13, 2009

Book Giveaway: My Name Is Will by Jess Winfield

My birthday is coming up in a few days, and I love, love, love getting presents!! So, this year, I'm passing on some love. Valerie, at Hachette Book Group, has hooked me up with 5 copies of My Name is Will by Jess Winfield. I will be posting a review of this amazing book soon, but before I do, I need to make sure that at least five of my friends are going to feel the love with me, and join me in chatting about this great book!
First, a little bit about the book:
My Name Is Will
A Novel of
Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare
by Jess Winfield

A Tale of two Shakespeares....

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student, Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about
the Bard. Kind of....

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome...This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come...but the very course of history itself.


Now, for the giveaway guidelines:
  • - We will run the giveaway from today, July 14th through July 22nd.
  • - The five winners will be chosen at random and posted on July 23rd -- my birthday! Cake will be served.
  • - Contest is open only to residents of the US and Canada, and we can not send to P.O. Boxes, sorry!
  • - To enter, simply post a comment below, making sure that I can find your e-mail. To increase your chances of winning, post a link to my giveaway on your blog (provide me with a link), and/or let me know if you're a follower/subscriber.

To learn more about Jess Winfield, go to the author's website: http://www.jesswinfield.com/ or her blog: www.jesswinfield.com/blog






38 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Alison, please enter me for this drawing. This one sounds interesting. I started following today.

Barbara said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter my name. Blessings, Barbara

you can email me through by blog www.theserenityroom.blogspot.com

Miss Remmers said...

I'm very excited about this book! Please enter me! I'm a new follower!

missremmeres@gmail.com

Tea said...

I would love to win and read My Name is Will. My email addy is

teakettle58@yahoo.com

Madeleine said...

I would love to read this novel

madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Awesome! This is so cool, Alison. Enter my name. (and yes, I follow your blog ;-) )
~Sheri

Allison said...

Please enter me :)

-Allison

Upper West Side Writer said...

Please enter me; I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly Howe said...

I would love a new book to read!

kjhowe77 (at)aol(dot)com

MommytoAJ said...

well since our bdays are one day apart... I'll enter my name and if Cdn's can't enter - send it to Em and I'll get it LOL! - Lisa

Anonymous said...

Sign me up sister!

judimaloney@gmail.com

Julie said...

I'm entering this contest too.
aprilmom00 at yahoo dot com

mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

wildflower00 said...

please enter me I need another good summer read
texasgirl(at)rocketmail(dot)com

wendy said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! And I hope you get lots and lots of presents!

madamerkf at aol dot com

jemscout425 said...

count me in
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

BUSY BEE said...

Hey my birthday is coming up too! Mine is on the 20th (my bro's happens to be the 23 of july too.) HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Mia J. said...

I have been very interested in reading this book. Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Nickolay said...

Happy early birthday. Thanks for the chance at the great book.

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

texasheartland said...

I've wanted to read this book for so long! And happy birthday!


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susan said...

I would love to read my name is Will, seems like a pretty cool book.

Anonymous said...

Sign me up too! ~ Staycie

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Spooky said...

Oh me!! Me!! I love new books!! ;)

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patrick moran said...

this is the kind of book i love..thanks for doing this..
ppoverboard@aol.com

Miranda said...

I would love to read this

kathleen said...

looks like a fun book!
sign me up!
kathleen@thescriptgirl.com

TheGhostBlogger said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Happy Early Birthday to you (we are exactly one month apart lol)!!! And thank you for the chance to win this book, it does sound like a good read and perfect to put in my 'winter' stash!

Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Lizalou222 said...

Ooh! Sign me up! I would love to read this book! :)

Kristn
kristnyates@gmail.com

Valerie said...

happy early bday!!
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

kathy55439 said...

My sister would love this book.....

Susan said...

I'm subscribed to your feed via arteachersusan at gmail.com

Susieqtpie said...

I posted this on my giveaway blog!!! Hope you get more hits!

http://makewayforjoy.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaway-my-name-is-will-by-jess.html

Susieqtpie said...

I"m a subscriber to your feed via arteachersusan at gmail.com

Susieqtpie said...

I would really love to have this book!!!

Susan said...

can you delete the susan comment ... i didn't realize that I wasn't subscribed into susieqtpie

Mishia said...

I would love to read this book!

Sara said...

Hello, I just subscribed thru Google Reader.
Thanks!

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