UPDATED What I Would Tell Her: Free Books!


UPDATE: Thanks to all for entering the contest and for coming out to the readings -- I had a blast this week meeting everyone!

I used a numbers randomizer to select the winners, who are ... Cass and Mamabird -- congratulations! I'll sign the copies and get in touch via email to figure out where to ship them. Thank you again! I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!

In honor of Father's Day, I'm giving away two free copies of What I Would Tell Her, the book I have an essay published in.

Just leave a comment by Saturday night and I'll announce the randomly selected winners on Sunday.

I also wanted to remind you of a couple readings planned this week. I'm excited by all the letters and kind words (thank you!), and I can't wait to see everyone there:

We're still going to be on View from the Bay on Tuesday afternoon, but the show won't be aired until next month -- I'll update when I have more details.

If you can't make it to any of these events, I'll also be reading on Saturday night at the paperback release party for Jeremy Adam Smith's The Daddy Shift, one of my favorite books of the year. The show starts at 5 p.m. at Green Arcade Books and I'll probably be reading an edited version of this. Hope you can make it, if only to hear about my penis.

Now let the giveaway begin -- good luck!


  1. Gee, for father's day I was going to tell my husband that he was going to be a Dad for the second time...but if I could give him a book too...

  2. Mike, I love reading your stuff!

  3. Mary, that is so great -- congratulations! What a very cool FD gift for you both.

  4. Would love to add this to my bookshelves! Congrats, Mike!

  5. Mike - thanks for the good reads!

  6. Lindsey says:

    I would love one!

  7. Ohh, pick me,pick me! Seriously though, I'm very much looking forward to reading this.

  8. would love a copy!

  9. Maribeth says:

    a giveaway? i'm totally in. congrats on the book!

  10. Appreciated your entry on motherlode/nytimes.com - look forward to reading more from you.

  11. I loved your Motherlode post! And the book sounds like a great read :)

  12. Found you via Cribsheet... I think I might be hooked.

  13. Don Aguirre says:

    I could never put my finger on why I enjoy your writings so much: and then it hit me. Your words have the cool-hunkiness of Jake Ryan mixed with the quirky cartoonishness of Ducky Dale.
    Well done, sir.

  14. Sign me up!

  15. Me three. Or four. Or however many it is now.

  16. moominmama says:

    Ooooh, I love your blog ... and I would love to win your book and give it my SAHD husband! :^)

  17. Count me in as well, wish I could be there!

  18. Kim aka Mama Sxia says:

    Not sure about what to comment on right now, but yes, please!

  19. Kim aka Mama Sxia says:

    Not sure about what to comment on right now, but yes, please!

  20. In.

  21. Sarah Jimenez says:

    I'm a new reader to your blog (found you via The Poop) and I absolutely love your blog and writing. Hoping I win your book.

  22. I already ordered one from B&N, but I'd give one to my brother in law, soon to be a new dad, too.

  23. I'll take a copy!

  24. rosemary says:

    i love reading what you write - mainly because it is so real and succinct. You just tell it like it is and that is one of my fav qualities in people. I leave your blog with a feeling of having soaked in some real life stuff - even though we have never met. Besides the bleeding penis and heart attack-itis stories, I love, love, love the first draft of your christmas letter! O my god, if I had only kept some of those crazy things I've gotten over the years from people I could put together a book that would reduce you to tears! Some people should probably skip the christmas letter and just rent a billboard.

  25. I want a copy, and happy FD to you.

  26. Hey Mike,

    great reading tonight!!
    It was really a treat to hear you read the story.
    You are a wonderful writer.

  27. Mom of Four says:

    We have four daughters and one more on the way. My husband has earned this book :)

  28. Enter me too please.

  29. Francois says:

    If you can swing the international postage I'm in.

  30. I hope I'm not too late. Happy father's day!

  31. Mike your blog is wonderful. Are you on Twitter? I don't see a link on your blog. If you are please let me know @MissDisarray

    Have a wonderful day!


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