Book Giveaway: Lastingness by Nicholas Delbanco (Ends 1/15) CLOSED

Saturday, January 01, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Happy New Year to all my readers! As we turn the calendar and are about to add another year to our age, I have a fascinating new book for you. Lastingness: The Art of Old Age by Nicholas Delbanco examines what age means for some of the most talented people of art, music and literature. Is it just a number? Read on...

Book Description
America grows older yet stays focused on its young. Whatever hill we try to climb, we're "over" it by fifty and should that hill involve entertainment or athletics we're finished long before. But if younger is better, it doesn't appear that youngest is best: we want our teachers, doctors, generals, and presidents to have reached a certain age. In context after context and contest after contest, we're more than a little conflicted about elders of the tribe; when is it right to honor them, and when to say "step aside"?

In Lastingness, Nicholas Delbanco, one of America's most celebrated men of letters, profiles great geniuses in the fields of visual art, literature, and music - Monet, Verdi, O'Keeffe, Yeats, among others - searching for the answers to why some artists' work diminishes with age, while others' reaches its peak. Both an intellectual inquiry into the essence of aging and creativity and a personal journey of discovery, this is a brilliant exploration of what determines what one needs to do to keep the habits of creation and achievement alive.

The Giveaway
Thanks to publisher Hachette Book Group, I am hosting a giveaway for two (2) copies of Lastingness by Nicholas Delbanco.

To enter, please comment below what's the last good book you've read.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win a copy of Lastingness: The Art of Old Age by Nicholas Delbanco! #Books #Giveaway ends 1/15 @aitmama #contests http://tiny.cc/yg2dl" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is January 15, 2011, 11:59pm EST. Two winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Open to residents 18+ of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title in the mail. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information and image courtesy of the publisher. No compensation was provided for this post.

157 comments:

  1. Marjorie said...

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  61. Sheena Gossett said...

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  69. Anonymous said...

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  126. Anonymous said...

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