Saturday, August 21, 2010

Giveaway - The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace

Thanks to the generous folks at The Hachette Book Group, I have 3 audio book copies of The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace to giveaway.

What's it about?

"The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from the bestselling author of Infinite Jest, available for the first time as an audiobook.

At the center of The Broom of the System is the betwitching (and also bewildered) heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio, which sits on the edge of a suburban wasteland-the Great Ohio Desert. Lenore works as a switchboard attendant at a publishing firm, and in addition to her mind-numbing job, she has a few other problems. Her great-grandmother, a one-time student of Wittgenstein, has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau (and boss), editor-in-chief Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous. And her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psychobabble, Auden, and the King James Bible, which may propel him to stardom on a Christian fundamentalist television program."

Listen to an excerpt of The Broom of the System. You can find Wallace on Facebook too.


Simply comment to be entered. Open to US and Canada, no po boxes please. Ends Sunday Sept 12th at 6 pm EST. Check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to be entered into the contest.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Broom of the System :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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debbie said...

I would love to have this, it sounds really good.
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Luanne said...

Please enter me! Thanks, I am Luanne also

Denny, Alaska said...

Please, count me in! Thanks.

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carmen said...

I love David Foster Wallace. I'd love to win this book.

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Meredith said...

Sounds good! Sounds like the main character has more than her fair share of problems to deal with! Please enter me!

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Tanu said...

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Amy said...

I'm reading Infinte Jest right now and loving it! I would really like the opportunity to listen to a different Wallace book and The Broom of the System sounds terrific! Please enter me in your giveaway!

~ Amy
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Sunny said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa said...

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pinksheepcafe said...

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Jeanne said...

I would love to win this so I could have it read to me--I wonder if there are footnotes and if so, how the reader incorporates them?!
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

Hannah said...

Thanks for the giveaway, enter me please!

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rubynreba said...

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gcpeach17 said...

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Suzanne said...

I have always wanted to read David Foster Wallace! Listening is even better! This book has been on my wish list for a while! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Suzanne
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i think my uncle would really enjoy this one.

-lauren
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Princess Golden Hair said...

What an incredibly interesting book

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skkorman said...

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Rebecca Graham said...

Would love to listen to this audiobook.

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GALENA said...

sounds good

mmentor said...

thank you for the chance

Kerry said...

I would love this - please enter me! Thank you!

Alicia said...

Sounds interesting

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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SFP said...

I loved Infinite Jest, so please enter me in the drawing.

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jillcy said...

I would like to be entered. The book sounds very interesting.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Linda Henderson said...

Sounds like an interesting book, I'd love to be entered.

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ikkinlala said...

I'd like to enter, please.

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to listen to this book :)

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ktgonyea said...

Great Prize :)

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Tammy said...

Sounds like a good read
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mindy said...

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Susan said...

So sad that this author died back in 2008... I'd like to win this to see what his writing style was like.

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chlorinebrain said...

An old friend of mine recommended this book - I would love to win this so I could listen to it during all of the driving I have to do this fall for swim meets!

Lisanne624 said...

I have a long commute to work, so I'm always looking for great audio books to make the journey more enjoyable. This one sounds really interesting!

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Shana said...

I'd love to win this one!

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sweetsue said...

I would love to hear this-please add my name into the hat!
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twinmomoftwins said...

I would love to read this-seems like an interesting read.
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Jon_Lefkove said...

I would like to be entered into the contest.

John S. said...

Wow! Sounds like a great read. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.
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amy16323 said...

sounds good,thanks
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Anonymous said...

I would like to listen to this!

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great listen, thank you-
Diane Baum
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ky2here said...

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skooterbear said...

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susan1215 said...

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Ardy22 said...

The description make me want to go out and buy it now!

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Heather said...

Well, I certainly can't wait to hear Vlad! lol Thanks for the chance.
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dvice said...

This would be great

Charlie Jenny said...

I would love to be entered into the contest!!

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Atreau said...

This sounds like a good book.