I came across a pristine hardcover copy of a book that might interest some of you. This one is out of print, and this is the first edition (as far as I can tell). I need to weed everything possible out of my library, so I thought . . . blog contest!
I used to revere and worship editors, agents, and published authors. That’s why I picked up this book when it first came out: I wanted to know anything I could about these people. Now, I realize they are but mortal [wo]men. I don’t need to keep the book on the shelf.
But perhaps YOU are one of the people who toured with them . . . or who knows them personally . . . or would just like a pristine hardcover of the book! Amazon only has the softcover “from selected sellers” and not the hardback.
Whoever posts the funniest plausible names for two characters (and is willing for me to use them in a parody) in the comments field of this post will win the book! Of course, the judge is unbalanced, and she may not choose the funniest names–just the ones that appeal most to her. Whatever! Free shipping to the USA!
(If you are one of the authors or editors, or you have a personal stake in the book and need a copy, let me know and we’ll suspend all rules and send the names-winner something else valuable that I’m weeding out, although Dennis is going to get the Nikon Pronea S and accessories if he wants it, just for kicks.)
One of the characters who needs naming is a Barbie-doll airhead of 22 who likes to wheedle and wink her way into interesting situations. (A complete fabrication, of course.) The other is an introverted insurance salesman who’s too shy to ask people for the sale, and who is about to be fired from his own dad’s insurance agency.
C’mon . . . surely someone wants this book! I know that if I weren’t in need of empty shelf space, I’d be keeping it.