Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Giveaway - Cleaving by Julie Powell Audiobook

Anna, from Hachette Book Group, has graciously allowed me to host a giveaway for three copies of the audiobook of Cleaving by Julie Powell.

Book Description (from the publisher): Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.

Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.

The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.

My review of the audiobook is here. I think if you were a fan of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, you will also enjoy this novel.

Giveaway Details

Anna of the Hachette Book Group has been kind enough to offer three audiobook copies of Cleaving for this giveaway.

If you would like to enter this contest do any of the following:

1. Leave a comment on this post. You must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway or post about it on your sidebar. (1 entry)

3. Become a follower or leave a comment that you already are a follower of this blog. (1 entry)

There are three ways to enter, but you can put all three entries as one comment.

I will be using to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday January 15th. Good luck!


  1. I've love a chance to win; i am a follower.

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail Dot com


    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    I'm an old follower.

  3. I would love to enter: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

  4. I am also a follower through google: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. I added a link to my sidebar:

  6. Ah, this sounds fantastic. I only became aware of Julie Powell this summer (with the release of the film...), but I love her voice. I'd really appreciate the chance to listen to this memoir - so please enter me!

    1. celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

    2. posted to my blog sidebar

    3. I am already a follower


  7. I'd love to listen to this. Please sign me up!
    stacybooks at yahoo

  8. I know how great Julie Powell's other book and movie was and this one sounds equally good. I would love to listen to this book. Please sign me up for the giveaway.

    I am a current follower.

    I posted this on my sidebar.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  9. I've always been curious about butchers. I would really like to listen to this story.

    I'm a follower.

    polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail dot com

  10. I am trying to get back into the swing of things at Book Ning. lol


  11. I've been reading the reviews of really would love to read this.


  12. I would love to be entered for this great prize.

  13. I would love to win! I'm also a follower.

    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

  14. I am now following you and would love to win a copy of this. Please enter me in your contest. I am currently reading Julie and Julia, so I've had my eyes on this one too.

  15. Thanks for the chance, I can't wait to read this.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  16. Thank you for the giveaway! My husband and I just watched the movie (only I read the book, it cracked me up and I really liked it.)
    After we saw it we both were looking at reviews of Cleaving and not so sure if we'd like it as much due to some of the authors life choices, but as an ex cook and fan of her previous work, I'd LOVE to read it!


  17. I enjoyed "Julie and Julia" so I'm sure I'd love this one, too!

    I'm a follower!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  19. I enjoyed the first book and really want to listen/read this one. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  20. I would love to win! please include me.,

  21. I would certainly be happy to listen to this audio. Thanks for the possibility.


  22. Brand new follower.


  23. I would love to enter!


  24. Just finished Julie & JUlia and would love to read CLeaving!


  25. I would love to win this! I just got Julie & Julia for Christmas and love her writing style. :)

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  26. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

  27. I would love to add this to my collection along with Julie @ Julia.

    I am also a follower

  28. I'm a follower!

  29. I would love to be entered

    +1 follower


  30. I have heard she's a great author and would like to try her books for myself. ;)

  31. Sounds like a good audiobook.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  32. I would love to be entered to win a copy!

    +1 I posted about this on my sidebar:

    +1 I am already a follower.

    alannakurt at gmail dot com

    Thank you!

  33. I liked Julie & Julia, and would love to listen to this. I am a follower. Thanks!


  34. Would love to listen to this. I still haven't had a chance to see Julie & Julia.

  35. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsJanuary 16, 2010 at 7:44 AM

    I've been waiting to read or in this case listen to this book. More adventures with Julie!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  36. This giveaway has now ended. . . winners will be posted shortly.