Friday, December 14, 2012

Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man {book giveaway}

Buddy How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man by Brian McGrory
Today my sponsor Random House is giving away a hardback copy of Brian McGrory's true story, Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man.

Giveaway details
To enter to win, leave a comment with the reason why you want to win this book. You can earn extra entries by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and/or on a forum or blog. Leave a separate comment for each action you took so I can count it accordingly. Contest is open worldwide and ends December 21. Good luck!

Review
Brian McGrory has been a writer and an editor for the Boston Globe since 1989 and received both the prestigious Scripps Howard and Sigma Delta Chi awards. It is not the kind of man you would expect an animal story from. Buddy is far from a love story though. You see, Brian hated the bird, so much he wanted to get rid of him on every occasion he got. He just couldn't stand that his family was going all mellow over the bird: they made him birthday cake, kept him in the sofa for a television show, built him a tree house, and generally were the rooster's slave. Turned out though that the rooster could teach him a few lessons - about becoming a leader, being happy with what you got and doing all that you can to be with one family. It sounds mellow, but it isn't. McGrory tackles Buddy with humor, intelligence and honesty. The result is a touching story that will make you laugh, cry and think all at once.

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82 comments:

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Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! We want to enter your giveaway. It's an interesting story and for sure humorous. LOVE the book cover. If we win for sure will do our own book review. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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pippirose said...

I'd love to win the book, because it looks very humorous. :o)

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Jessica said...

I just saw "Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Man" in Barnes & Noble the other day!! I hope Santa makes sure I win!! LOL

Maggie Cooper said...

Wow...It sounds like a great book and funny too! Nice read for over the holidays.
Maggie

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Maria Northcutt said...

Hello! I just found your beautiful blog at "Harvest of friends bloghop". Looking forwardr to follow you !

Have a great weekend <3

Maria

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Christine D. said...

I would love to win it because it is a true story. I need a break from all the fantasy I have been reading. It really sounds like a comfy read, something to curl up in my sofa and read. Hehe.

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Christine D. said...

I also tweeted here: https://twitter.com/christinerawr7/status/279627907553456129

Christine D. said...

I shared this on Google Plus as well:
https://plus.google.com/105821777546050345271/posts/WyWF2e7nr6d

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Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

The book sounds great and seems to have a good moral to the story. I will have to check it out.

Thank you for linking up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

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Kristen said...

I want it because of your description...sounds like a good read!

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Keiki said...

Love that cover photo. I have a rooster myself. The most adorable animals I know.

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Spilled Milkshake Designs said...

Neat! Thanks for linking up with the GtKY hop!

Anne Consolacion said...

You got me at animals. I love stories with animals. :)

Anne Consolacion said...

Tweeted:
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Shared on Pinterest:
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Mr. Black said...

Hello! Nice to meet you.

We would like to win this book because we have a rooster named Nigel. And, because it looks like a book we'd really like to read!

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Beth Cutwright said...

I feel like Scrooge this year. I would love to win the book to help me remember the good things in life: animals, friendship, love and Christmas.
I need a cry and a laugh. What better to help me through the end of the world!
Happy Reading!

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

I didn't know this book and it sounds great! And as the end of the world approaches (!) we all need to remind that a bit of love in our lives make everything worth living. I'd love to read about it!

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Sunnie said...

ID like to win it because we are a farm family and this looks good
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Shannon said...

I haven't read an animal story since I finished Marley, but the idea of reading about a pet rooster does make me giggle.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like a great book, and a perfect read for the holidays! We never can get enough of animals and friendship, either. :)

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

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Kristi C. said...

I want to win this book because it sounds like a good read! :)

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debbie said...

I would like the rooster book.
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Anonymous said...

See, "Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man" wouldn't be a book I would normally read. But after this review, I want to. It sounds ridiculous, but in a good way! I'll add it to my (quite extensive) list.

Chelsea B. said...

This book sounds so absorbing. I can’t wait to get sucked into it!

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Anonymous said...

Ahahahaha this book sounds hilarious! I have never heard of a rooster changing a man's life, and while this isn't my usual kind of book, I kinda want to read it now!

Sammi said...

I want the book because it sounds brilliant and I have a rooster myself! :D

Marthalynn said...

I absolutely love Christmas-themed books! Especially when they involve animals! I just finished one about a puppy. This one looks like a must-read to me. marthalynn16 at gmail

intensev5 said...

Sounds like a great read -- I could use a new book!!!

tiziana said...

It looks like a funny story and I love the title.

Pauline Tolentino said...

It's looks likes a story that sums up the entirety of living. :))

jen7waters said...

Why I want to win this book? Because I simply must have a book with such a title and cover on my bookshelf---it looks and sounds awesome.

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Miranda Gonzalez said...

I would like to win this book because I think my husband would like it!
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Saver Sara said...

It sounds like an interesting read - especially for my husband!

TheVegan said...

I LOVE stories involving animals, and I'm interested to see exactly what the book is about!
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Ash said...

Looks like an enjoyable read..
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Maria K said...

I would like to win to share this book with my husband.
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telecommutingtechiemom said...

Sounds like a great read, and a unique story! Amazing what animals can teach us...

telecommutingtechiemom said...

Shared via Pinterest:
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telecommutingtechiemom said...

Tweeted about the giveaway:
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telecommutingtechiemom said...

Blogged about the giveaway:
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Anne Payne said...

Sounds like a good book. Enter me.

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Anonymous said...

Enter me please... sounds like a wonderful book to read.

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Joye said...

Enjoyed reading the review on this blog. I am very fond of my rooster Willie. Never been that fond of cats and dogs. Would like reading the book.
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Chasity said...

I liked your review. I love how light hearted it is. The story seems interesting and unique. I would love the chance to read it.
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Nancy said...

I'd like to win this because I love animal stories!

Nancy
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Dinda_SI said...

I've never heard about the book before and it sounds interesting so I would like to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Glenda said...

This book sounds wonderful and I would love to have an autographed copy to read.

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cassandra said...

I would love to win because I am a huge animal lover, and the book seems really interesting.

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pippirose said...

I'd love to win the book, because it sounds humurous. :o)

Karla said...

This looks like an interesting book and I love to read.

goldangel69 said...

Wow...It sounds like a great book and funny too!

Anonymous said...

I love animals! Please enter me!

Blessings -
Andrea
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Beth M. said...

my sister loves to read so I thought she might like it (bethmarhefka@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I love animal books! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy
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one frugal lady said...

I would love to win this for my little brother!
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tree said...

i would love to win this because it sounds like a wonderful book! thanks for the chance!

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Debbie Lewis said...

I would love to win this book because I raise chickens.

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to win this book because it sounds good
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Diane Rose said...

I would like to win because I love all animals and I can not get a rooster where I live and want to know how it is to have one.

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