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Monday, April 21, 2008

Went Back to the Well, I Did. And It's My Bloggiest Giveaway Eh-Vah.

This giveaway is closed. Five winners have been selected and I'll announce them as soon as I've notified all five via email. Thanks for your interest and participation!

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Y'all responded to my giveway a couple weeks ago with such copius enthusiasm that it seemed a terrible shame I couldn't give a book to everybody. But when I tripped over a reminder about this week's Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, my tears of sadness dried and a bright! green! rainbow appeared over FriedOkra Manor, because the Carnival seemed like the perfect opportunity to approach Simon & Schuster for a second helping of Deirdre Imus's natural intellect. ('Cause nothin' says PRO-FESHNUL like a nice "Gimme more!" email, y'know?) And now life's worth livin' again, since I have FIVE copies, I said FIVE NEW COPIES of Growing Up Green to give away.

As if that weren't cause enough to send me out into the front yard for a ceremonial cartwheel or two, I'll be daggummed if the marketing manager at Simon & Schuster didn't also offer up FIVE copies of the first volume in the Green This series, Green This: Greening Your Cleaning, to pair up with the Growing Up Green books so that each of FIVE LUCKY WINNERS will get a SET of two wonderful, helpful, packed-with-smart-and-important-information-and-tips books, fresh off the press, hot out of the oven, and brimmin' with my love and hopes for your family's complete greenification.

Well, when she responded to my email with her great news, cartwheels didn't seem enough, so I attempted a round-off/back handspring combo.

And allow me to assure you that typing with all but one limb in traction is no easy feat.

The synopsis of Green This, from the Barnes & Noble website:

"Change the way you clean and keep your family's home wholesome and healthy with the help of expert and activist Deirdre Imus.

We all grew up thinking chemical smells like bleach and ammonia signaled "clean." But as Deirdre Imus reveals, some of the chemicals we use to maintain our homes are doing us and our families much more harm than good. In Greening Your Cleaning, the first in her Green This! series, Deirdre shows how cleaning house the environmentally responsible way can be as effective and often cheaper than the more traditional, toxic, means. This volume includes:

  • Simple, efficient cleaning methods for every room of the house
  • Spotlights on everyday products (all purpose cleaner, glass/window cleaner, laundry detergent) and the toxic ingredients you should be wary of
  • Summaries of the latest research on the toxic effects of ordinary chemicals
  • Resource lists of widely available "green cleaning" products and retailers

Filled with tips and testimonials, Greening Your Cleaning will show you how to streamline your cleaning products and practices, and how easy it is to make 'living green' your way of life."

And, according to the back cover of my copy of Growing Up Green:

"... Environmental activist and children's advocate Deirdre Imus addresses specific issues faced by children in every age group - from infants to adolescents and beyond. With a focus on preventing rather than treating childhood illnesses, Deirdre concentrates on educating and empowering parents with information such as:

  • How to make sure your child is vaccinated safely
  • Which plastic bottles and toys are least toxic
  • How to lobby for safer school environments and support children's environmental health studies
  • Advice from leading "green" pediatricians and nationally recognized doctors such as Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. (Dr. Oz, people!)

Chock full of research and advice, Growing Up Green makes it easy for you to introduce your child to the "living green" way of life.

Deirdre Imus is the founder and president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®, part of the Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey. She is also cofounder and codirector of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, and the author of the bestselling book The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys."

I'll do a drawing on Friday morning, so y'all leave your pertinent information in the comments of this post to be entered. As long as there's some clear way for me to contact you at your own blog or via email, and you live in the U.S., you'll qualify for the drawing. I love you deeply, my friends abroad, but shipping these books overseas is cost prohibitive. (Grovel, grovel.)



Hey! There's another great giveaway over where I moonlight - Chic Critique. Pop over and register to win a $25 gift card to Sephora.

98 comments:

  1. Well, you KNOW I am all over this one, friend. ALL OVER IT. How generous of those kind folks to indulge you in some more giving away. Hooray!

    (I'm the first commenter and so most certainly not going to win as it seems first commenters never do, but these are great "gifts for the mama" ideas for the upcoming Day of Mother's!)

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  2. Count me in, too, since I love free.

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  3. Would absolutely love this giveaway!!

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  4. I need some new non-fiction to read, and these sound very interesting!

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  5. I am so interested in "going green". I have already started a bit but I really, really, really want to learn more about it, especially because I care so much about my family, the enviroment and others.

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  6. I love how many people are doing green giveaways. Very cool.

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  7. Coming out of shameful lurkdom to say - Hooray! Those look amazing. What a great giveaway!

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  8. N i c e...:).

    And considering I'm greener than EVAH, these would make a nice addition to our library!

    Here’s a link to my DAILY GIVEAWAYS--Hope you have time to visit!

    :)

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  9. I'm going blue instead. It's the new green. But you can enter me anyway - I'd love to read these books! :)

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  10. What a great giveaway! I'd love to read the book, count me in!

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  11. OH my, oh my, oh my! jumping up and down....pick me!

    Those books look absolutely AWESOME....I'd LOVE to have them, to have and to hold...oh, wait...just to read, and put into action.

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  12. Count me in...

    www.momstop.blogspot.com

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  13. I have been wanting to read these books - I hope I win!
    -Nicole

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  14. To quote the nester, "I never win anything!"

    So here goes...

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  15. Ohh. I'd love to win This! Count me in.

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  16. OOh, enter me! My email is on my blog :)

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  17. This is what every parent needs these days!

    palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  18. I am soo into all of the green living stuff and would love to add these to my collection. Thanks!

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  19. I would love these books! I am absolutely going greener now that I'm a mommy!

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  20. Wonderful giveaway! My husband and I just watched Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth over the weekend (yes, we're late to the party--but better late than never!) We want to do everything possible to go green!

    jaci@jaciburton.com

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  21. Thanks for offering this again! I'll email you my address.

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  22. Those look like great books. I'm so happy to see so many new books on "green" topics coming out.

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  23. Oooo! I read the first book and waiting for the second to become available at the library. I would love to win these so I didn't have to wait.

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  24. I've been trying to get our house a little greener. those books are awesome. I'm subscribing too!

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  25. I would love to have a greener house! These books look great!
    Julie
    3cookieday[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. l'd love to win this one!! I am learning to be green!!

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  27. Hi, Earlier in the year, I made a pledge to myself that our family was going to live more eco-conscious! Please enter me in your drawing.
    Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail.com

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  28. Well, if I have to do a "streaking" roundoff backhandstring for these books, I WILL!! Ok, so not really since it'd be much more painful for you to see than for me to do...if I promise NOT to do it will you pick me for the books? I promise I will read every word!
    m_pruter@yahoo.com

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  29. We would LOVE to have a copy!!

    I am hosting my own bloggy carnival over at Seven Dogs right now!! Connor's First Birthday Blog Bash is featuring over $530 in prizes. Come check it out!!
    http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

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  30. looks like an interesting read

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  31. Ooooh, these books look so very, very cool!! Thanks for the chance to win these!!

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  32. Great give aways. Count me in. Green is a happy, snappy color!

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  33. What a great giveaway! Please sign me up! Thanks!

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  34. That's sounds right up my alley. You should pop by my blog. I enjoyed your writin' quite a bit!

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  35. Green is good - thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Count me in. I just began my going green quest.

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  37. Ooohhhh. Both these books sound great!

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  38. I've always been concerned for the environment, trust me I drove my parents crazy! I am so excited to see it becoming popular now to be like this, lol. I would love these books, anything to help get the word out & make it easier to do green things!

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  39. Right up my alley! Sign me up!

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  40. Oh - please! I so want this. (Also, I'm stoked to have found your blog - girl you are funny.) Check out my giveaway, too: http://ojoyofmylife.blogspot.com/2008/04/its-carnival.html

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  41. These look good - especially the cleaning one as I have no idea about that. :)

    adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

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  42. Oh, my gracious. I don't know if I can fully express just how much I want to hold these in my grubby little hands! And then read them. And then do that thing, where you are reading a book, and you keep tapping your husband on the shoulder to make him listen as you read a paragraph or two or thirteen aloud to him. Because he loves it when I do that, you know? *grin*

    Fizz
    fizzledink AT gmail DOT com

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  43. Hey! I'm doing a green giveaway that ends today and a bloggy giveaway carnival TOO!
    Come over to my green blog at http://mygreening.blogspot.com and enter!

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  44. I would love to be entered. I seem to be devouring information on going green at the moment in an effort to do my part.

    dj3hill98@bellsouth.net

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  45. These would be a great help with "greening" my family!

    Thank you for doing this giveaway.
    Tiffany Rosson
    tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

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  46. Let me just say I'll be green with envy at whoever wins this if it's not me...

    BWAHAHAHAHA - get it!??! GREEN with envy.

    I slay me. ;0)

    xo ~K

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  47. traction huh???? is bean spoon feeding ya? I hope so. :)

    pick me...pick me......you know you want to. :)

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  48. This book is on my amazon wishlist! And I love the name of your website, I just love me some fried okra!!

    lucycontest at gmail.com
    macyfron.com

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  49. Perfect for Earth Day... I'd love to have a greener, cleaner, leaner home:-)

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  50. I am trying every day to be greener and cleaner. Doing well, but can always use new ideas and motivation. Thanks!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Haha-enjoyed reading your post!
    Sounds like useful books!
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. Great for Earth Day! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. It's my turn, I can feel it in ma' bones!!

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  54. These sound like great reads! Thanks!

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  55. i'd love thise books and I totally am coming back to read :)

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  56. I need these books! I really, really do!
    digicat@sbcglobal.net

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  57. I'd love to own these. They sound like wonderful, informative books.

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  58. We're greening bit by bit in our home - and would love to start from the very beginning with any future children God sends our way.

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  59. These sound wonderful! Thanks!

    Tamara (AK)
    mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

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  60. Those books look very interesting!

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  61. This is a great giveaway! I am just getting into the Green!

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  62. I really hope that I win this one.

    We try to live as "green" as possible, but are always looking to learn more.

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  63. I'd love to win these...I do what I can but I am always searching for ways to do better!

    Thanks for the giveaway. =)

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  64. I have heard about these books before, I would love more ideas on turning my family "green".

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  65. Green is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I am all about becoming more GREEN! Sign me up. I could use a source that is informative about my personal needs.

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  67. I've been going green one step at a time and this would be great for my family.

    Have fun this week with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and sign up for mine!

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  68. Please enter me. I know someone who's trying to go more "green" with their kiddos and this would be a big help. Thanks.
    Heidi
    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  69. Incorperating being 'Green' in our daily lives can sometimes be a challenge...still could use some educating! Books sound helpful, and just well, like a good read! thank you.

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  70. I'd love this! We're trying to go greener around here, too.

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  71. I need more tips for a greener lifestyle.

    InternationalFreebies.net == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

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  72. Please enter me in your contest
    manyblessing@gmail.com

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  73. What an incredible giveaway! Thank you so much for helping green up the world.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. This would be awesome to win! I'm slowly becoming greener at home & we definitely try to do our part to keep our world beautiful!

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  75. Greening Your Cleaning -- what a great title! And I am just getting into researching how to make my home cleaning less toxic....these would be a HUGE help. Thanks!! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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  76. Please count me in!

    egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  77. would love to add these to my library.

    llwoolard@hotmail.com

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  78. These books look like they have a lot of great info :D Thanks for the contest :D

    anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

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  79. These books look interesting.

    radiationchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  80. These do look interesting. Trying hard to green up my life. thnx katklaw777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I really am interested in reading this books.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

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  82. Don't know if this contest is already closed, but I'd love a chance to win those books.

    Diana
    ISRAEL2 at hotmail dot com

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