Saturday, December 13, 2008

Giveaway! I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris has appeared in several movies and television shows, and, with Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, a co-author of the novel Wigfield, and she co-wrote Strangers with Candy, the hit show on Comedy Central. She's also a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman. She lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her rabbit, Dusty.

Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering--from the straightforward to the bizarre--this volume provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don't even need to be a host or hostess to benefit-Amy offers tips for guests, too! (Number one: don't be fifteen minutes early.) Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children's party (a half-hour time limit, games included), plus a whole appendix chock-full of arts and crafts ideas (from a mini-pantyhose plant-hanger to a do-it-yourself calf stretcher), and much, much more!


My Review:
This may prove to be the most difficult book I've ever reviewed. It's a cookbook with recipes such as Split Pea Soup, Yogurt Spaghetti, Southern Fried Chicken, Yorkshire Pudding, cakes for special occasions, assorted drinks, as well as instructions on party planning, conversation starters for blind dates, how to give yourself a breast exam, the art of putting on panty hose, and gift ideas for the elderly. Also included are craft ideas such as how to make a needle wallet, a paper clip necklace, brick bookends, and several other useless items. Anecdotes are sprinkled throughout. This might make a unique idea for a quirky hostess gift. Note: contains profanity.

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The folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!

  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST December 20th and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code:
    you[at]yourmail[dot]com


  • 45 comments:

    bermudaonion said...

    I'd love to win this - please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!

    RAnn said...

    I'd like to win ruthjoec at aol dot com

    Marina Capano said...

    buaaaaaaaaaaa!!! why!!!! Argentina doesn´t far! I wanna win! I am studying english! I can read it!

    I hope you in my pink giveaway!

    Marina

    alishka babushka said...

    this also looks awesome. mmm. food.
    lishybug [at] gmail [dot] com

    blueviolet said...

    It does seem like a quirky, fun book!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

    blueviolet said...
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    I Heart Book Gossip said...

    Please enter me into this contest too!

    kalea_kane said...

    I would love a chance to win this book, Sally. Though I must admit, I probably would not be keen on making yogurt spaghetti, but any book with a fried chicken recipe is on my must list. :)

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

    She'sSewPretty said...

    As I will read anything and everything I'd love to enter your giveaway!

    Anonymous said...

    Sue A.
    I'd like to be included in this draw! Thanks!

    magenta2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
    (please remove all spaces)

    Anonymous said...

    Sue A.
    I'd like to be included in this draw! Thanks!

    magenta2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
    (please remove all spaces)

    windycindy said...

    Hello! What a unique lady and her book sounds equally fascinating.
    Please enter me in your fun book
    giveaway drawing. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

    Diane of Crafty Passions said...

    Quirky eh... I think I know someone!!
    Diane
    diane.soroko@gmail.com

    CC said...

    I would love to win this one. She sounds like great fun and a really fun read.
    cat_white_cloud (at)yahoo(dot)com

    Anya said...

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    hillscreekquilter (at) yahoo (dot) com

    The Giveaway Diva said...

    i'd love to be entered to win!!!

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

    Katelin said...

    wow thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!!

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    Nicky said...

    i'd love to win this! i know the perfect person to give it too!!!

    glamorchick_007(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Kat Bryan said...

    What a different book! I'd love to read it.

    Shooting Stars Mag said...

    I think this sounds very unique and kind of hilarious. I'd love to be entered!

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

    ChristyJan said...

    Oh! I would LOVE to win a copy of this book!

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    AmandaSue said...

    Please enter me! Thanks

    Neas Nuttiness said...

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me...
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    bridget3420 said...

    Please enter me in this contest.

    Happy Holidays:)

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    cali said...

    I'm interested in this book. Sounds quirky.

    nite-swimming [at] hotmail [dot] com

    Merry Holidays!

    wordlily said...

    I'd love to win this one!

    WordLily AT gmail.com

    donnas said...

    Please enter me. I would love to win this book.

    Thanks!
    Donna
    bacchus76[at]myself[dot]com

    Carla said...

    Add me in!
    toadlillyinbloom@yahoo.com

    mindy said...

    thanks for the contest minsthinsatoptonlinedotnet

    cdziuba said...

    I'd love to win! cdziuba@aol.com

    traveler said...

    This unique book would be a delight to read and use. Thanks for this great giveaway.
    saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ellie said...

    I am captivated with this sweet book. Thanks for the chance.
    rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

    diane said...

    thanks for this lovely giveaway. I am intrigued and fascinated with this book.
    bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ruth said...

    I would enjoy this book but I would give it to my daughter who would adore it. Thanks.
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    Sheri S. said...

    Please count me in. Thanks!!

    Vivian Deliz said...

    Count me in at vdeliz[at]gmail[dot]com

    taterbug said...

    This sounds like a very useful book. Count me in the running.

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    Coloradolady said...

    I would like this one

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    Carla said...

    I think this would be a good read

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    Luck Happens said...

    I've read David, but never Amy so I'd love to give this book a shot. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com

    Smilingsal said...

    The winners are:
    bermudaonion
    Alishka Babushka
    blueviolet
    I Heart Book Gossip
    Anya

    Smilingsal said...

    Correction:
    I Heart Book Gossip did not leave an email address, so she is not a winner.

    Her replacement is Kalea-Kane

    Lynne said...

    I've seen her standup and she's wonderful. Thanks for the contest.

    Nicole said...

    I would love to have this book!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

    bermudaonion said...

    Sally, I LIKE YOU came today. It looks like so much fun. Thanks again for hosting this great giveaway.