Why am I taking the time to highlight and give away copies of Wisebread's new book, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget? There are three main reasons:
- They sent me extra copies of book - Having only two eyes on book is enough for me. My wife wants to have a yard sale and get rid of nearly everything we own. Rather than get 75 cents for it, I'd like to buy some good will from readers.
- I'm mentioned in the book - If you mention me in the book, if only for a paragraph... even if that paragraph isn't exactly what I'd consider accurate about me... I'm probably going to try to help you spread the word of your book. I'm just putting it out there so all aspiring authors can start fitting plugs of me into their book.
- The Most Awesome Reason of All - I don't have a third reason, but bullet points don't work well with just two items. I really like bullet points.
Since I need to get rid of two copies of this book and I know you are desperate to get ahold of it, here's how I'm going to play it. Leave a comment below telling me why you deserve a copy of 10,001 Ways To Live Large on a Small Budget. I'll look at each comment and rate it on scale of 1 to 5. The better the comment, the higher the rating, and the more virtual tickets you are going to get in the raffle. I'll be completely subjective in my rating system, but you probably can't go too wrong with a sob-story, or a fantastically unbelievable story. Maybe even a combination of the two (for example: how space aliens are holding your puppy hostage and you need to save money for the ransom. You get negative points if you use that example. Don't worry about how I'm going to credit you with negative tickets. Like Ditka, I'll find a way).
Since I'm moving this weekend, this contest will be a little longer than usual. It ends on May 28th at 11:59 PST. Use a real e-mail address, or else I won't be able to contact you if you've won.
If you are the impatient type, simply go read my approximately 10,002 ways to save money. It's free, no trees died for the paper, and it travels to through miles of interweb-tubes.
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