Sleep is for the Weak

EDITED: This giveaway is over!

which means I’m strong because I totally don’t get any sleep! It takes a lot to  do what I do, write for who I write for, and blog for you. I got this book, Sleep is for the Weak, at the Blogher conference. I started reading it on the flight home and was instantly hooked. It was extremely comical, serious, inspirational, and times that brought tears. These women are real and I’ve had the pleasure to meet many of them, and they’re are quite a few authors.

Here is the list:

WHEW!  This book is broken up into small sections (each author) which is great for us women who don’t have time to sit down and read an entire chapter.  I mean, we’ve got laundry to wash, kids to chase, horses to tend to and father-in-laws to entertain;)  I absolutely love the book and I want you to get it and read it too.

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    I am reading ‘Baby Modeling & Beyond: From the Stroller to the Red Carpet by Sibylla Nash. I’m going to do a guest review of the book at my friend Kim’s blog called What’s That Smell? (Accidental Mommies). Great giveaway, thanks Lori!

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommylands last blog post..JASCOOrganics Mineral Makeup Giveaway at dkMommy Spot

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    Kat says

    I’d love to win this – if only to give away to one of my mom friends. I really think she’d enjoy it.

    Last book read, huh? I’m in the middle of about five books now. I think the last one I finished was Stephanie Klein’s Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp. Before that was my book club read: Snowflower and the Secret Fan.

    Kats last blog post..What’s Your Favorite Mascara?

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    Kelby says

    I just read the Problogger book, which I also recommend (although it covered an awful lot of beginner stuff for my tastes). Doesn’t sound nearly as fun as this one! They had me at “sleep is for the weak!” LOL.

    Kelbys last blog post..Wal-Mart Back to School List Response

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    I used to love to read all the time. I like Ann Rule, VC Andrews, and Stephen King, of course. But I have been so busy with the kids lately that I just don’t have time for myself anymore. I have 6 kids! LOL I read Captain Underpants to the 6 year old whom said she’d die if she couldn’t read it. So to stop her from death, I read to her instead. She only paid attention for 5 minutes at the most. But I was actually craving more… LOL I know, I put it down and harrassed my hubby instead. So as you can see, I need someting entertaining to read for myself! Thanks!

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    Rita Arens says

    Hey, thank you so much for doing this! I don’t actually work at Chicago Review Press – wish I did! But I don’t mind people thinking that – har. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, and thanks for your support.

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    The last book I read was “Confessions of a Carb-o-holic”

    would love to win this! Thanks!

    workout mommys last blog post..Jump lunges with Ellen Barrett

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    Jennifer says

    Last book I read was sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling :-) Good read too.

    Jennifers last blog post..Face Your Manga

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    Lucrecia says

    I love to read! Don’t really have time anymore so I sneak in a few minutes during our morning commute if I can get my husband to zip it!

    I’m currently reading a couple of books (one in the car, one by my bed) by Janet Evanovich – the Stephanie Plum series. These books seriously make me laugh out loud.

    Lucrecias last blog post..Where did a week go??

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    Lisa says

    The last book I read was “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” by David Sedaris.

    Lisas last blog post..The Best Part? No Room for Kids….

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    Sommer says

    The Explosive Child. That is the last book I read. I am now reading Healthy Sleep Habit Healthy Baby. Do I win? Come on, any mom who is reading about how to deal with an explosive child AND healthy sleep habits needs a break! LOL!

    Sommers last blog post..Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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    Tanya Moyer says

    This book sounds great! Would love to read it! I’m reading “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult. I just started it and it’s my first time reading this author, so I’m a little curious how it will be.

    Great giveaway ~ thanks for offering it!


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    Mandi says

    The last book I read was called Created to be His Help Meet. Very good book. Before that was I Married Adventure. Also great book ;-) Currently it’s all text books :-P

    Mandis last blog post..Warn the children

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    Trysha says

    The last book I read was sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling. It was a tough decision between that one and Are you there vodka? It’s me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler. I think that will be my next read…unless I win this one. :)

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    Rachel L says

    I’m reading a series of pre-WW II British Detective fiction by Ngaio Marsh. Currently on “Death in a White Tie.”

    I REALLY want to win this book; I saw a review on it a few weeks ago and it looks great!

    Rachel Ls last blog post..Shout-Outs

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    alemos says

    I’m reading “The Church Ladies”. Actually I only get to read it when I use the restroom, so my family probably thinks I have some sort of intestional problem. lol

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    The last book I read was Mistaken Identity.

    Leah- Diaries of a Domestic Goddesss last blog post..Did you hear?

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    Mahalia says

    Last book I read was What to Expect when your Expecting. I needed to refresh my memory for my third child. The book worked again, it was safe and has been three months since.

    This book you are giving away sounds interesting, even if I don’t win in I’ll look into buying one.

    Mahalia from Ohio (under construction)

    Mahalias last blog post..Meme na Ining

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    The last book I read was by Jen Lancaster, “Bright Lights, Big Ass”. I actually have a copy of SIFTW and loved it, there are some amazingly talented ladies. But I am hoping to win your autographed copy so I can do a review and give one away, because I want to keep an autographed copy for myself. ;)

    Anissa@Hope4Peytons last blog post..Playing Their Reindeer Games

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    Bec says

    The last book I read was by Tony Parsons “The call of the High Country” It about Life on the land, hard times, drought, death and best of all the LOVE that conquers ALL!! I have STARTED another of Tony Parson’s books, “Valley of the white gold”, but I am not finished yet, so I didn’t think it would count :P.

    Becs last blog post..It’s a SMALL world!!

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    Kathleen says

    I’m still trying to make it through “It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons”

    It’s very entertaining and is broken up into short, extremely well written essays but I find that my evenings are consumed by blogging!

    Kathleens last blog post..Giveaway: skinnyskinny Organic Bath and Body

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    Val says

    Wow! What a book!
    Anyway, I just finished Nora Roberts Angel Falls. Good read.

    Vals last blog post..A Day in the Life

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    Carolsue says

    I just got hooked on the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. So the last book I read was Twilight, and now I am reading New Moon.
    This book sounds like a great one to read!

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    Emily says

    I totally want to win this one. This looks like such a great book. The last book I read was the last Harry Potter book…It’s been a while. :)
    What a cute site too, this is my first time here and I am impressed.

    Emilys last blog post..iVideosongs – Play Like a Professional

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    Rachel Watts says

    Just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns which was wonderful but sad.

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    Elaine says

    Alright, you’re not allowed to laugh. The last book I’ve read, I’m still reading. It’s “Little House on the Prairie”. It’s our read aloud book for our homeschool!! We’re about half way through and I love it as much now as I did when I was my daughter’s age.

    Elaines last blog post..Guest Blogger

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    I cannot remember the title of the last book I read (besides the Bible and homeschool books.) Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

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    Jennie A. says

    The last books I read were:
    Sister ink.
    Desperate pastors wives
    how to have a new in 5 days!
    and now I am reading

    The Rook
    Loving your spouse through prayer
    The circle (ted dekker)

    I multi task lol!

    Jennie A.s last blog post..FYI

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    tanyetta says

    I read the parents magazine that came in the mail the other day. I would LOVE to check out this book. It sounds like a funny read!

    Thanks ;)

    tanyettas last blog post..A little patience goes a long way!

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    Natasha says

    I last read “Got the Baby Where’s the Manual? Respectful Parenting from Birth Through the Terrific Twos” by Joanne, Ph.D. Baum and before that countless other parenting ‘how tos’

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    Nancy says

    In the non-fiction realm, I just read Leah Hager Cohen’s book : Glass Paper Beans on the nature of common things. For non-fiction, my last read was Lisa Scottoline’s book: Daddy’s Girl. Both were quite good! Rachel L, all of Ngaio Marsh’s books are great ! Elaine, there are many books in the Little House series – do read all of them to your children! The first one is Little House in the Big Woods. I’ve read the series many, many times! Good luck everyone!

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    Victoria says

    This sounds like such a good book! I am reading Odd Hours by Dean Koontz right now.

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    Laura says

    The last book I read was 1,5 years ago and it was “Angels and Demons”. It was a great book. As soon as I start blogging for real I had to make the choice: blogging vs reading. The book you are giving away seems a “treasure” and I would love to read it.

    Lauras last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – I got help in the Kitchen

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    Tracy says

    Oh! This is on my amazon wishlist! I just finished reading The Second Shift, and I’m currently reading Notes from the Nethers which is really amazing thus far

    Tracys last blog post..Bones

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    Sara says

    I can’t really remember the last book I read. I tend to pick up books, read a chapter, get distracted, and then do something else, so probably the last thing I read was some chick lit novel (I think maybe one of the “Shopaholic Books”) because it’s pretty easy to get back into. Plus, between work, home life, kids, and everything else, I just haven’t had the time to really get into anything, which is a shame because I love to read!

    Saras last blog post..The Optimistic Gardener

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    Connie says

    The last book I’ve read is Life Disrupted by Laura Edwards. I wrote a review of it on my blog too! Hope to win this :)

    Connies last blog post..Weekly Blood Labs

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    Now that’s a book that I totally want to read!!!

    I was in the middle of “Utmost Living,” until the dang hubby cleaned out the van and left all my library books at home this weekend. So I’m snuggling up to the August issue of… Reader’s Digest.

    Karen Putz / DeafMoms last blog post..I Want to Live–Captioned Version

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    Shannan P says

    Ohhh…I *heart* books! Especially those that come from people that I kinda sorta almost know! The last book I read was Sarah Lacy’s Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good. With these kids “helping” me, it took me all summer to get through it! I hope if I’m lucky enough to win this one, I’ll get through it a little faster.

    Shannan Ps last blog post..Something To Make You Smile