Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Author Spotlight: Charlene Ann Baumbich and "Don't Miss Your Life" with a GIVEAWAY!!!

From Charlene Ann Baumbich's blog, "Traveling Laughs":

I'm taking a moment here to publicly celebrate the publication of my 13th book: Don't Miss Your Life!: An Uncommon Guide to Living with Freedom, Laughter and Grace. I am grateful, ecstatic, excited and hopeful the book will find its way into the hands of those who most need a boost, an encouragement and a laugh. Early reader feedback is FIVE STAR! (Click on above link to the Amazon site to see for yourself.)

An excerpt from the Publisher's Weekly review said readers are, "... treated to poignant essays on the power of imagination, the importance of questioning assumptions, awakening every sense, living in a balanced way or falling with a splat. Baumbich’s text is just what the doctor ordered for a time such as this; laughter is good medicine indeed and there are plenty of guffaws to be found on every page.

Yesterday I learned that Don't Miss Your Life! hit #5 on the Chicagoland Indie Bestseller list for trade paperback nonfiction for the week ending June 7--and it just released June 2!

So, if you're looking for the three Ls in a good travel book (light-weight [as in weighs little], laughter laden, lifting to the spirit) for your next trip, pick up a copy. Even though the cover features ladies legs and twirly skirts, Publisher's Weekly also pointed out, "The author’s comic rehashing of life’s more ironic and bizarre happenings will be valued by readers of both genders."

Want to win a copy?? Leave me a comment sharing what makes you laugh, and I'll draw a winner on Friday! And tell a friend!

Happy Reading!


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robynl said...

what makes me laugh are good clean jokes, humor from books/someone in person, puppy dogs/adult dogs who do tricks(so cute such as 'dance in the park', shake a hand, say please; I laugh at a movie and some funny incident.

KR said...

Every time my college son calls asking for money, I laugh!! When I see in caller id, I know what's coming!! His excuses are truly funny and yes, I do let him borrow occasionally but I have it set up so I can take it back out of his account on payday!!!


Brittanie said...

The commercial on TV with the fake fish on the wall that starts singing makes me laugh. :)
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This looks fun. My children make me laugh. Daily.

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Something that makes me laugh is my best friend because she's just plain old hilarious.


Anonymous said...

This book sounds like so much fun!

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Anita Yancey said...

What makes me laugh is all the jokes, and funny pictures that my husband emails to my computer. I also laugh a lot at sitcoms on TV.
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Carolynn said...

My students make me laugh. Everyday they come to school with the strangest things to say...they always brighten up my day.
My Dad also has a very dry sense of humor that cracks me up.

Merry said...

My husband keeps me laughing, he's just a friendly, funny guy!


minishoes1 said...

What makes me laugh is comics on tv. My favs- Ron white and Louis black. My boyfriend also makes me laugh! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

WOW!! This definitely sounds like a great book.

Getting emails from friends and co-workers make me laugh.


adge said...

What makes me laugh... lots of things. A lot of books make me laugh.


Kristi said...

My 4 year old son makes me laugh - he will say something that he thinks is funny and will crack up - and that is all it takes!

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