Sunday, December 26, 2010

Giveaway - An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin Audiobook

I am excited to be giving away two audiobook copies of Steve Martin's new novel, An Object of Beauty, courtesty of Hachette Book Group. I read a fantastic review of this book in Entertainment Weekly and I noticed it was number 2 on the bestselling fiction list for this week. I can't wait to listen to and review this audiobook! I have enjoyed Steve Martin as an entertainer and I can't wait to see how this Renaissance man is as a writer.

Book Description (from Hachette Book Group): Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

About Author (from Hachette Book Group):
Steve Martin is a legendary writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood, The Spanish Prisoner, and Bringing Down the House, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, which was made into a movie.

Giveaway Details:

Anna of Hachette Book Group has been kind enough to offer two copies of the audiobook version of An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin for a giveaway.

If you would like to win a copy of An Object of Beauty, please leave a comment about what intrigues you about the novel. As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your 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.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title in the mail.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday January 14th.

Good luck!


  1. Just that it is about the art world in New York.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  2. Great giveaway, Laura! I'll add this to my blog's sidebar. Thanks for hosting this.

    I am interested to learn more about the art world of NY and Sotheby's.


  3. the author intrigues me the most, but also that it's set in NYC because I love visiting there.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  4. Definitely intrigued by the fact that Steve Martin wrote it. I had no idea he was a writer too!

  5. Please enter me. Thank you, Joseph of Joseph's Reviews.

  6. I am mostly intrigued that Steve Martin authored it. That in itself is exciting. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  7. I have enjoyed Steve Martin ever since he was on Saturday Night Live. I'd love to read a book he has written. What a talented guy!

    susanbillietaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. I am a Steve Martin fan and would love to hear about the NYC art world. Thanks for the chance.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  9. Like the comment from anonymous above, I'm intrigued by the fact that Steve Martin is the author. I did not know he was a writer. The books sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Would love to read a book written by Steve Martin. Very talented man. The book sounds intreguing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. What fascinates me the most is the author. This reminds me of finding Steve Allen's books in the library, he was a wonderful mystery writer. So often, it is easy to forget that people have more talents than just what we know them for.
    Also, when I saw this giveway, I decided to be a new follower for you!


  12. What intrigues me about this book is what I learned about the characters that Martin creates when I read his book "Shop Girl." Not necessarily characters you like but definitely interesting and unique.


  13. The author. Steve Martin wrote it so yeah interested for sure.

  14. I read one of Steve Martin's other novels, Shop Girl and thought it was quite good although a bit slow or quiet. But it also had some very interesting themes & a terrific main character so it was well worth reading. I've read a couple of great reviews of An Object of Beauty and I love art so I'm very interested in reading what Martin has written about the art scene. And, since I live in NYC where this book is set, I am interested in reading about Martin's view of NYC!

    Thank you so much for offering this audiobook giveaway!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. I LOVE Steve Martin and would love to listen to this one. Please enter me.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  16. I love Steve Martin's work, especially LA Story and Shopgirl. I thought his
    autobiography was so funny. I'd like to hear his new novel. Its being set in the art world intrigues me. I'm a big fan.

  17. i have always enjoyed steve martin...thanks for the chance to listen to his book

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. I like Steve Martin as an actor - now I'm curious to see how his book is. Thanks for the chance to win!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  19. It intrigues me that it is written by Steve Martin. I think he is a riot and I'd like to see what kind of author he is, thanks. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

  20. I would enjoy this unique book by this talented author and comedian. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com