Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lastingness by Nicholas Delbanco Giveaway

America grows older yet stays focused on its young. Whatever hill we try to climb, we're "over" it by fifty and should that hill involve entertainment or athletics we're finished long before. But if younger is better, it doesn't appear that youngest is best: we want our teachers, doctors, generals, and presidents to have reached a certain age. In context after context and contest after contest, we're more than a little conflicted about elders of the tribe; when is it right to honor them, and when to say "step aside"?

In LASTINGNESS, Nicholas Delbanco, one of America's most celebrated men of letters, profiles great geniuses in the fields of visual art, literature, and music-Monet, Verdi, O'Keeffe, Yeats, among others - searching for the answers to why some artists' work diminishes with age, while others' reaches its peak. Both an intellectual inquiry into the essence of aging and creativity and a personal journey of discovery, this is a brilliant exploration of what determines what one needs to do to keep the habits of creation and achievement alive.

Hatchette Books is sponsoring this giveaway! Two readers will win their own copy of Lastingness!!

USA and Canada Only.  No PO Boxes

Comments are appreciated, but you must fill out the form to enter.  Contest ends on January 27th, with prizes shipped direct from sponsor.


  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. This sounds like a very interesting book and I hope I am one of the lucky winners who will get the chance to get a copy to read! Thanks for the giveaway!
    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  3. Wendy, I just entered and I remember reading your review at an earlier date & trying to enter then but my electricity went down. So, I don't think I was able to do my entry then. I hope today's entry is not a duplicate. If it is, could you kindly delete this entry of today? Thanks so much.