Sunday, April 18, 2010

Alice Munro - Selected Stories - for FREE (really)

Want a FREE book? Keep reading. This isn't a joke, and it's not a gimmick. I want to give away a book.

See, I have a book-buying compulsion. It's slightly less acute than my book-reading compulsion, but it's still pretty bad.

Sometimes these compulsions lead me to buy several copies of the same book, and sometimes I accidentally buy extra copies of a book that I didn't mean to. There's a difference. Really.

Yesterday, I realized that I have too many copies of an amazing book, a book I own in both hardcover & paperback, so I've decided to share my extra copy with someone.

Here's how I'm going to decide who to give it to: write a comment below on why I should send you this book, and, on May 15th, I will pick one of you and send you the book. It's that simple.

There are no other strings attached. Just comment below, and, if I pick you on May 18th, I will contact you for a shipping address. Then, you just have to wait for the book to arrive. That's it. (I will, of course, announce who I pick, but I will not divulge any confidential information about them, like address, etc.)

Oh, and what book is it? It's the Selected Stories of Alice Munro, a book of short stories by a living master of the art form. It's such a wonderful book that it should be used as a textbook in writing programs everywhere. Her work has won a host of awards, and her stories reward rereading the way all the best literature does.

This is an actual photo of the particular copy of Selected Stories by Alice Munro that I want to give away. It's in as-new quality, having never even been opened. It's been sitting on a bookshelf for a couple of years, but, like I said, I didn't even realize I owned it until yesterday. This is a book I dip into again & again. It's that good.

So if you want a FREE copy, just comment below. Tell me why I should sent it to you. You just might get it.

(Remember, don't divulge any confidential information about yourself in your comments. If I pick you and need your address, I will contact you privately to get it.)

Good luck. Make those comments interesting.

by Alice Munro

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