Thursday, February 07, 2008

Can't win if you don't play...

Okay, I can't bore you all with this funky sinus thing anymore, so I've got a better idea: I'm gonna make like Rosie O'Donnell, and give some stuff away!

You can thank Holly and Lynette for this idea. Feel free to stop by their blogs and say (to Holly) "PLEASE send Trish a copy of your compass book--can't you see that girl needs direction?" and (to Lynette) "While it's true you could take Trish in 1-on-1 wrestling, if she whipped out a baton, you'd be meatloaf."

Okay, now that that's settled, here's the contest:

Like Holly, I'm going to give away a copy of HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT every month between now and it's release at the end of April (or until this cold heals, whichever comes first). I'll have shiny, pretty (froggy) copies before you can get them online or in a bookstore, and I will mail them to the winners as soon as they come off the presses, complete with some lovely words of wisdom from THAT DOG, and perhaps a fun surprise.

All you have to do is drop a note in the comments, finishing this statement:

The best thing about me is that I'm _____________________________.

(For example, my answer might read: The best thing about me is that I've stopped blogging about my post nasal drip... Sort of. )


33 comments:

Surfergrrl said...

I really want a copy of your book...autographed! :)

The best thing about me is that I have the courage to face all my fears and struggles with an optimistic spirit.

heidikins said...

Wow, I didn't know there was a contest today! I just wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you over on my blog.

But hey, I'm always one for autographs of the Soon-to-be Rich and Famous! (Although, I don't know how to follow Surfergrrl's totally kick-ass answer)

The best thing about me is my ability to adapt. I make myself fit into whatever situations are thrown my way, and then I turn them into positives. It's taken a LOT of practice, and quite a few chats on The Couch, but I'm finally confident in my ability to face life head on with a smile. It will be ok.

xox

Amy Nathan said...

The best thing about me is that I will spend time with my kids instead of doing laundry; meaning that I know what's truly important - and behave that way.

Beck said...

The best thing about me is that I'm awesome. (well, not really. I really do want your book, though.)

Aimee C said...

Can't wait to read the book Trish, it looks so wonderful!

The best thing about me is that I am LOVED.

(* and please note, you don't need a perfect life to be loved, don't need a boyfriend or husband or best friend or dog, don't need a child or perfect parents or shiny hair and straight teeth, you just need to realize and accept this overwhelming love - and then of course pass it on to others!). Just my $.02.

ramblin' girl said...

The best thing about me is that I'm a hopeless optimist... despite tha fact that life keeps trying to make me into a pessimist. (Same holds true for hopeless romantic, even though boyfriends keep trying to make me into a cynic.)

(And I came up with it before I even read the first one... and I would LOVE a copy of your book!)

Michelle & the City said...

exciting! i've been dying for your book to come out!

the best thing about me is that i have learned to love myself and i know i will survive just fine on my own.

:)

Tiffani said...

The best thing about me is that I accept myself as I am, but it doesn't preclude me from trying to become a better version. :-)

Jess said...

Okay, I have a question for you as an about-to-be-published author. A woman whose debut novel just came out sent me an email (on which I was BCCed, which means she probably sent the same email to everyone else in the universe), asking me to review her book on my blog. The book has three rave user reviews that sound like they were written by her parents on Amazon. Is this some sort of legitimate publicity tactic that I should actually respond to, or no? Just your personal opinion, here.

Ahem. The best thing about me is that I am empathetic.

L Sass said...

I am DYING to read your book. I hope you will post your bookstore-visit-signing schedule so I can stalk you!

The best thing about me is that I say I'm going to do something and then I JUST DO IT and the obstacles melt away!

THW said...

Came upon your blog by random clicks.

Your book sounds intriguing!

Looks like all the good answers have been taken already. I need to go ask my wife what's best about me and I'll get back to you.

ellesappelle said...

Oh man, I've just been typing simultaneous sentences of what is cool about me, and they come off sounding either incredibly arrogant or like I hate myself and am trying to make like that's a good thing. Ummmm....

The best thing about is that I hold onto the good things people have done for me and do my absolute best to forget the disappointing things.

Agh, this is so foreign to my nature!!! But I want your book!!

LEstes65 said...

Oh honey, that line ain't BIG enough! *I kid*

The best thing about me is that I'm becoming a better parent as a single mom than I ever was before. That and the fact that I want to be YOU when I grow up.

But honestly, I intend to PAY for your book, sweetie. What's the fun in knowing artists if I can't contribute a smidge to their mortgage payments?!

Eileen said...

The best thing about me is that I also don't blog about nasal drip (yours or mine.)

Nah- I think I'll go with my ability to see things in a new fresh way.

Swishy said...

Awwww ... a nice contest!

Let's see. The best thing about me is that it's kinda hard to get to know me, but once you do, I will walk across hot coals and stick needles in my fingernails for you. Should, you know, the situation warrant it :)

Patti said...

The best thing about me is that I'm open to doing what people tell me to.

oh, and that i make a mean green apple martini...

Anonymous said...

The best thing about me is.. the things that didn't kill me.. have only made me stronger.

Rawwrr! :)

wildangeljz@hotmail.com

Sarakastic said...

The best thing about me is that Im going to read Trish Ryans book. The second best thing about me is that the apostrophe on my keyboard is broken & Im still commenting. The third best thing about me is my humor followed by my great sense of humility.

Meg said...

The best thing about me is that I possess a wealth of embarrassing facts, stories, and childhood photos of my sister, and my continued silence should all but guarantee me a free autographed copy of her book. :)

JenKneeBee said...

The best thing about me is that I've put a lot of work into becoming a patient person and I know that even if I don't get a free book, I'll love it when it comes out in April :)

The Dream said...

The best thing about me is that I have this thing on my forehead which reads: "Approach me, talk to me, tell me your story."

I haven't heard from you lately. As always, it's a pleasure to stop by and read your WAY hilarious words! The best thing about you is your phenom sense of humor!

Lisa said...

The best thing about me, today, is that the Dollar Spot at Target had just restocked and I bought the coolest plastic ring with a rose on it, and a few other "gems":)

La La said...

The best thing about me is that I spend each day with 180 high schoolers WILLINGLY! (for 19 years IN A ROW -- and counting!)

And that my farts aren't as smelly as theirs are.

Dawn said...

The best thing about me is the guy I married.

PS: Trish -- I'm doing a contest on my blog, too. Stop by (www.carlanddawn.blogspot.com)!

Kristen said...

OK, I don't want the free copy (I'm planning to buy several copies for me and my family!), but I'll play: The best thing about me is that I never grew up. I still get as excited about many things as I did when I was a wee girl.

(And, I've tagged you for a meme for whenever you feel like it. Can't wait to see you this week!)

Larramie said...

The best thing about me is that I'm loyal and love to promote debut authors...except, I plan on doing that for you no matter what, Trish.

Moanna said...

The best thing about me is I'm not afraid to say I'm 57. Being comfortable in your own age is freeing.

Gardener Greg said...

Oh I just love a contest. The best thing about me is I always look on the bright side. There is a positive side to everything. Science proves that.

Mommy Blog said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog the last couple of months. My 4 years of living in Boston are very memorable.

The best thing about me is I am a home school mommy of 5 LOUD kids, who wishes every night for the house cleaning fairies to come and clean my house while I am sleeping. So far, no luck.
~Hollie

Lisa R. said...

The best thing about me is that no matter how many times I say to myself that I'll never again...(take on such a big project; have a garage sale; say I'll do a pro-bono project; cook for such a big crowd...)...I always, eventually, do.

And, I'd love your book.

debra said...

I am glad to have found you----thanks, Larramie
The best thing about me is that I am kind......and honest and gentle (most of the time)

swtpmarie said...

The best thing about me is that I embrace my singleness more and more with each passing day. Moved cross country - check. Purchasing my own home - check. Trust God that He has it all planned out - check. :)

Anna Lee said...

The best thing about me is that it's always the little things in life that make me happy, like my boyfriend surprising me with treats from the coffee shop or a sweet tea in the afternoon.