Friday, October 28, 2011

Haiku for the Single Girl - Giveaway

Girls it's Friday.  Let's tear this mother down! You know, have two days of guilt-free naps...yawwwwn.

I thought today would be the perfect day to kick-off a giveaway for one of the funniest books I've ever read.  About a month ago a rep at Penguin contacted me about Beth Griffenhagen's book Haiku for the Single Girl.  I usually glaze over those PR emails, but this one caught my eye.

I mean just look at it:  you know it's going to be brilliant, right??

I spent more than a few years as a single person, and a few more than that dating duds.  After awhile you become accustomed to random people in your life offering up advice on how to land 'the one'.  What they don't understand is that there are only 3 good ones left out there.  Period.   And sometimes you just aren't in the mood to bother. Okay?? *sorry flashback*

Anyway, I busted up laughing at Beth's description of how the book was born. She was returning home after a girls night out in NYC, and on her way to the train stopped to grab a bag of Cheetos.  Before she knew it half the bag was gone, her hands were covered in Cheeto dust, and she had nowhere to wipe them so just dusted them off on her bag.  In a moment of cocktail induced hilarity the following Haiku came to mind:

Mmmmkay?  Like I said, brilliant.

The book is filled to the brim with the most hilarious haikus that are totally on singledom point. Whether you're single now or just remember the days, you'll totally get a kick out of the book and want to split sides over it with a friend.

I have one copy to give away and here's how to enter:
1.  Just leave a comment with your email so I know where to reach you if you win.
2.  For extra entries you can a. tweet about the giveaway and/or b. write a haiku and leave it in the comments.
3. Leave a separate comment for each entry.
4. Winner announced on Tuesday, October 1, 2011.

Please leave haikus! Don't be shy.  Here's mine (totally not dating related, but cat lady so it still counts):

Cats gallop wildly
Twisting turning through the halls
Things are looking up

Only the single woman can truly understand the companionship of the cat species...and the value of an evening spent on the couch surrounded by bags of chips, chocolate bars and Felicity episodes.  Some habits never die no matter what your relationship status...Have a great weekend everyone!


Closet Fashionista said...

ooh! Such a fun giveaway, that book sounds so awesome! I'm single and probably will be forever *sigh*
and I can't write heiku's XDXDXD

17 Perth said...

Hahaha--I have seen this book online and it does sound hilarious. Oh the nights I walked home with a bag of---wait for it---Funyuns. Really? Imagine the breath on me. No wonder I was single. Hahaha.

Staley Mc said...

This book looks hilarious!!

Vic said...

i'm /totally in love with it already but i think my daughter will swoon if i win for her!

Daisy said...

the picture you just painted on the couch with Felicity - perfection! what an adorable book!!!

Galaxia said...

so funny!

mrssuba at gmail dot com

Galaxia said...

Married life is great
Would I trade it for something?
No, not for nothing.


Liv said...

Hahahahaha, this looks hilarious. I too spent a large chunk of my 20s single constantly being asked why I was single. If only I'd thought of getting my haiku on.

The Suburb Experiment said...

During slow times at work we write haikus based on 911 calls we get. It's fun how much you can pack into 17 syllables!

For you:

"Help!" she screams at phone
"brought injured eagle inside
-now trashing my home!"


This porn magazine
isn't doing it for me
send officer now

Too bad we never thought of compiling them for a book!

The Suburb Experiment

Anonymous said...

Jenn u should start a book.

kimbirdy said...

yay!! ok, so i am domestically partnered now, but i was a single girl for 10 years and i totally miss those days. i've seen some excerpts from this book and kept saying "yes!...yes!...YES!" i can't wait to read more. and what an awesome giveaway!

my email:

heather said...

oh oh oh oh oh
i want this!!! of course! even though
i now have a beau

Ashleigh said...

These comments are FUNNY!
I did give it my best effort but mine seriously stunk so it won't be revealed...

Vicki R. said...

This book sounds awesome! I would love to read and win!

Vicki R. said...

And I tweeted about it. :-)

Claire Kiefer said...

Please enter me! I'm semi-single. ha. And I can more than relate to these episodes, geeeeez. Sounds hilarious!
(you know my email).

Claire Kiefer said...

There's been an inmate,
a married man, a druggie:
So, I'm still single.

Anonymous said...

Cats and cheetos
what could be sweeter
Oh I wish I was a tweeter

Lori said...

This book sounds fun and what a fun giveaway! Spending 30 odd years in singledom I am sure I can relate. Eating mushroom rice out of the pot in front of the tv watching Days of our Lives ~ then ice cream right out of the container ~ ahhh yes ~ I remember!

Lori said...

I just tweeted :o)

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Ahh this looks so funny! I could definitely use some single girl advice right now haha.

Allison Kennedy said...

Just got back from the world's worst blind date....he wore a green cowboy hat, he lives with his parents, had never been to Starbucks before (wish I was kidding about any of the above). And ps - the last guy I dated married someone one month after we broke up this summer. This sounds more like a suicide letter than a haiku, but those are the cold hard facts! It's rough out there *cue sympathetic looks from happy couples* oy!

From high heels to knitted socks
Bridget Jones on tv - coincidence?
What's wrong with whipped cream from a can anyway

little bird said...

wow, i have so much source material to draw from.

Dumbed on Valentines Day
Drinking Jack and Coke tonight
He beat me to it

little bird said...

Whoops totally meant to be "Dumped..." not Dumbed... what is wrong with me?

More chocolate!

marissa at the boot said...

he lives with his mom,
at least his car is decent,
gotta look on the bright side!

LyddieGal said...

He doesn't text
I stay home waiting around
I still have netflix

true story.

Chic on the Cheap

melissa said...

I am loving this....TOO much. Haha

melissa said...

Haiku time!

Barbie may have Ken
Polly may have a pocket
But I'm not plastic

ahahahah I tried!


Lidiya said...

That book looks so so funny <3

donna said...

this book is hilarious!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Hilaroius... Now I really want to read this book. -xo

Polly said...

It looks fabuloso and I have just the person to give it to.

Johanna said...

I just read about this book somewhere else. Looks super cute! (not a haiku)

Corks + Caftans said...

I sat here trying to think of haiku for a good 10 minutes then realized my coffee had gotten cold, so I'll just leave a comment :)

I like yours!


Nicollette said...

What a great giveaway! Love it! I´d love to win.
Nice day, dear <3



Bonnie said...

This book sounds perfect for me. If a book can make me pee myself, it's a good book.
I want it.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahahah sounds very funny, I'm definitely in!!

justagirlLaura said...

I want this, but thought it might be too depressing to buy for myself. This totally means I should win, right?

la petite coquine said...

Confession: I love processed cheese treats, and in the first weeks we lived together, John found me covered in Dorito dust, watching the Real Housewives and flipping through a wedding magazine. WHAT IS HE STILL DOING HERE?!

Marie a la Mode said...

Please enter me! Thanks Carrie!

Kara said...

hahaha! looks like I missed the giveaway, but I'm definitely gonna check this out.


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