Thursday, February 26, 2009

Win-a-book Thursday: Feisty First Ladies by Autumn Stephens

First things first: The winner of last week's offering, "How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint" by Joanna Yarrow is AJ Plaid. Congratulations! E-mail your address to whattamisaid@gmail.com and I will send your book via USPS Media Mail. Winners are invited to write a review of their book for this blog.

Didn't win this time? Check the right-hand column of the blog for a link to purchase this book and other media (books, music, etc.) mentioned on What Tami Said. Your purchases help support this blog.

[Note: I still haven't heard from Muse, winner of "The Huffington Post Guide to Blogging." Next week, I'll draw again from the comments already attached to that post. Moving forward, if books are not claimed within three weeks, we'll move on to a runner up.]

This week's book is a new copy of "Feisty First Ladies" by Autumn Stephens ($16.95, Viva).

From Amazon:
First ladies are supposed to be dignified background figures, quietly supportive of their husbands' agendas. Above all, they're not supposed to act out or cause even a whiff of scandal. Of course, reality often overrides conventional wisdom, and this book shows how far from the prim ideal many of the Presidents' wives have strayed. Part irreverent portrait gallery, part exuberant expose, Feisty First Ladies and Other Unforgettable White House Women introduces a remarkable array of wild women, from Martha Washington, who opposed her own husband's presidential election; to Abraham Lincoln's eccentric wife, Mary; to rebellious daughters like Patti Davis who were the tabloid fodder of their day. Laugh-out-loud funny and filled with amazing stranger-than-fiction facts from our American history, Feisty First Ladies journeys into the realm of the eclectic sisterhood whose outrageous words and deeds have rocked the fusty old foundations of the White House — and the nation!

Autumn Stephens is the author of the best-selling and groundbreaking Wild Women series. She runs a very popular writing workshop series in the Bay Area and has been featured in Glamour, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times.
Enter to win this book by participating in this open thread by Monday, March 2. All names attached to this thread will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will be announced next Wednesday. The winner of the book is invited to post a review on What Tami Said. Good luck!

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