Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giullia Melucci - Give-Away

From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.

From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that's not possible, at least have something good to eat.

Peppered throughout Giulia's delightful and often poignant remembrances are fond recollections of her mother's cooking, the recipes she learned from her, and many she invented on her own inspired by the men in her life. Readers will howl at Giulia's boyfriend-littered past and swoon over her irresistable culinary creations.


Our friends at Hatchette are letting me give five (5) copies of this mouth-watering gem away!


How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post. You must include a way to contact you (email or website address in your comment or available in your profile). If I can’t find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment with a link to your post. (1 entry)


I will be using random.org to pick the winners from the comments on April 9th. The deadline for entry is midnight, April 8th. Only USA and Canada please.

31 comments:

  1. No need to enter me, lady. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  2. I can still taste the great Hungarian dishes my grandma used to make! I'll bet this book would be a great reminder and a trip down memory lane for many who read it.

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  3. I can almost smell the sauce simmering. Enter me in the drawing please.


    florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. Please include me in this giveaway. I hear the recipes are to die for and the book is hilarious.

    Vanessa
    gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

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  5. Count me in. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  6. Yeah... I'd love to read and review this book! Count me in.

    sheri
    a novel menagerie

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  7. I could use some new recipes. And a laugh! :) Please enter me.

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  8. Please enter me! This sounds like my "piece of cake" ha!

    I also posted this in my right sidebar at:

    http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

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  9. I could use a good humorous book thanks for the chance.

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  10. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

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  11. Please enter me. Thanks!

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I would love to win a copy of this book for my library. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  13. I'd love to win a copy of this novel. It sounds very entertaining!

    numberonenovels[at]gmail.com

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  14. I love cooking novels. :) I blogged about it here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/03/march-26th-2009.html

    Laina1312@gmail.com

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  15. I'm getting back into cooking and love making pasta! This sounds like a book a both need and would enjoy. Please enter me in your contest.

    lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

    BTW - my verification word it pruckies. Doesn't that sound like a Hungarian dish?

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  16. ohhh wow sounds like a good one!!! thanks!!!

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  17. This book sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Thanks! I blogged about this giveaway here
    http://chicbookreviews.blogspot.com

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  19. Would love to read this book - please count me in!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. Please count me in; this book sounds wonderful!

    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  21. Sounds good enough to eat! (Sorry - I couldn't resist.) Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  22. Please enter me :) Gotta love any books with food in the title!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. The more I hear about this one the more I want to read it. Plus, I'd love some new recipes. Please enter me. :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  24. This sounds like a great book!

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  25. This sounds very interesting :)
    TFS!!!

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  26. I love the title...Enter me please.

    ttt1612 AT yahoo DOT com

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  27. I blogged about it.

    http://faladidadida.blogspot.com/2009/04/updates-of-today.html

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  28. Looks great! I love the name as well as the cover. Count me in.

    jchaborek[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. Hi,
    my first time here!
    this sounds like such a fun book - the title made me laugh an feel hungry at one!

    mayamissani AT yahoo DOT com

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