Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Giveaway - Pound for Pound by Shannon Kopp

I've got a great giveaway for you today - Shannon Kopp's memoir, Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life.

From the publisher, William Morrow:

"The dogs don't judge me or give me a motivational speech. They don't rush me to heal or grow. They sit in my lap and lick my face and make me feel chosen. And sometimes, it hits me hard that I'm doing the exact thing I say I cannot do. Changing."

Pound for Pound is the inspirational tale of one woman's journey back from the brink of self-destruction, and a heartfelt homage to the four-legged heroes who unexpectedly saved her life.

For eight years, Shannon Kopp battled the silent, horrific, and all-too-common disease of bulimia. Stuck in an endless cycle of bingeing and purging, Shannon was overwhelmed by broken promises: to herself, to her family, to her future. Finally, at twenty-four, she got a job working at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, where in caring for shelter dogs, she found the inspiration to heal and the courage to forgive herself. With the help of some extraordinary homeless animals -- dogs like Sweet Pea, Big Girl, Abby, Stewie, and countless others -- Shannon realized from her suffering, something beautiful had been born. Compassion.

Shannon's poignant memoir is a story of hope, resilience, and the spiritual healing animals bring to our lives. Pound for Pound vividly reminds us that animals are more than just friends and companions -- they can teach us how to savor the present moment and reclaim our joy. Rich with emotion and inspiration, Pound for Pound is essential reading for animal lovers and everyone who has struggled to change." Read an excerpt of Pound for Pound.

Cr: Leslie Patrice 
"Shannon Kopp is a bestselling writer, eating disorder survivor, and animal welfare advocate. She has worked at various animal shelters throughout Southern California, where shelter dogs helped her to discover a more present and compassionate way of living. Her story has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Salon and more. Today, Shannon carries a profound message about the healing power of the paw across the globe." You can connect with Shannon Kopp on her website, find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

If Pound for Pound sounds like a book you'd like to read, I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends April 30/16.
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traveler said...

An inspiring and wonderful book which I would treasure. Thanks.

Tammy D said...

sounds like a awesome read!!!

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like an interesting read, and I really like the cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Grandma Cootie said...

What a powerful story. Animals provide such healing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karin Rhoads said...

Sounds really good, thanks!

rubynreba said...

It is so important to give shelter animals a chance. Love to read this book.

Vicki G said...

Looks like a great read!

Shannon Kopp said...

Thanks all for your kind words about the book! Hope you enjoy!!

Mickie Jacobsen said...

I've read this book and I could relate to it in so many ways. I've struggled with an eating disorder also. I volunteer at a shelter here where I live and love it! I wish I could do more for them. Thank you Shannon for sharing your story.