Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's a #BigBookGiveaway

Hey there everyone! I'm thrilled to play a part in the Girl Who Reads #BigBookGiveaway. Who the heck doesn't want a big ole box full of free books delivered to their doorstep?! If you like discovering new independent titles and authors, you really need to check this thing out. She's got a slew of books to throw at you.

To help whet that appetite of yours, we're showcasing one of the giveaway copies today. It seemed to be the most fitting for us... because, well, Bukowski!

(Disclaimer: The Page 69 Test is not mine. It has been around since 2007, asking authors to compare page 69 against the meat of the actual story it is a part of. I loved the whole idea of it and so I'm stealing it specifically to showcase small press titles - novels, novellas, short story collections, the works! So until the founder of The Page 69 Test calls a cease and desist, let's do this thing....)

Today, we're putting Kim Addonizio's Bukowski in a Sundress to the test!

Here's the goodreads summary: 

A dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from the award-winning poet and novelist that reflects on writing, drinking, dating, and more
Kim Addonizio is used to being exposed. As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as “Charles Bukowski in a sundress.” (“Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?” she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age.
Addonizio vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road—from a champagne-and-vodka-fueled one-night stand at a writing conference to sparsely attended readings at remote Midwestern colleges. Her crackling, unfiltered wit brings colorful life to pieces like “What Writers Do All Day,” “How to Fall for a Younger Man,” and “Necrophilia” (that is, sexual attraction to men who are dead inside). And she turns a tender yet still comic eye to her family: her father, who sparked her love of poetry; her mother, a former tennis champion who struggled through Parkinson’s at the end of her life; and her daughter, who at a young age chanced upon some erotica she had written for Penthouse.
At once intimate and outrageous, Addonizio’s memoir radiates all the wit and heartbreak and ever-sexy grittiness that her fans have come to love—and that new readers will not soon forget.

Now, take a peek at Page 69 of her memoir: 

What do you think? Does it dazzle and inspire? Is this something you'd like to read more from? 

Then join the #BigBookGiveaway hosted by Donna over at Girl Who Reads. 

The giveaway is open to US residents only. 
You can enter by clicking here - a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway ends July 31st!

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