18 February 2009 ~ 24 Comments

(Contest) That Went Well:Adventures in Caring for My Sister by Terrell Harris Dougan

I just finished reviewing this book HERE. This is an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of this great book up for grabs.

Want this book? I’m giving it away by random drawing:

1. Entries are taken until Noon (Central), Monday, March 2, 2009 (my birthday!)
2. To enter, just give me a comment on this post and include your email address (spell it out if you want) or give me some other way to get in touch with you.
3. I’ll randomly draw someone’s name and contact them and mail the book right out to them.
4. Sorry, US addresses only.


“Irene is a very special lady who makes others feel better about lots of things.”
—Kim Peek, the original model for Rain Man

Meet Terrell Dougan’s sister, Irene: a woman in her sixties who still believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny—but who also enjoys playing those characters for the children at the local hospital; whose favorite outfit, which she’ll sneak into whenever Terrell’s back is turned, consists of Mickey Mouse kneesocks and shorts; who wins over the neighborhood kids by hosting two fire trucks at her lemonade stand; whose fridge bears a magnet: NORMAL PEOPLE WORRY ME.

When Irene was born, her parents were advised to institutionalize her. They refused and instead became trailblazers in advocating for the rights of people with mental disabilities. The entire family benefited, with a life rich in stress, sorrows, hilarity, joy, and overwhelming kindness from strangers. Terrell has found that the only way to get through the difficult moments is to laugh—even in the most trying of times. In her moving, funny, and unforgettable memoir about life with Irene, Terrell Dougan shows that love, humor, and compassion are enough to heal us, every single day.


24 Responses to “(Contest) That Went Well:Adventures in Caring for My Sister by Terrell Harris Dougan”

  1. Bridget 19 February 2009 at 1:57 pm Permalink

    I’ve posted this on Win A Book.

  2. Wendy aka Misswendiki 19 February 2009 at 2:56 pm Permalink

    This book sounds wonderful. I’d love to read it!

  3. Steph 19 February 2009 at 3:21 pm Permalink

    This sounds good! I would love to enter!

    smilkovits AT gmail DOT com

  4. LuAnn 19 February 2009 at 4:46 pm Permalink

    I’d love to read this book!

  5. AmandaSue 19 February 2009 at 5:29 pm Permalink

    Happy early birthday! Mine is the 12th of march. I’d love a chance to read this book thank you.

  6. bridget3420 19 February 2009 at 6:57 pm Permalink

    I’d like to enter the contest:)


  7. nhertel85 19 February 2009 at 11:48 pm Permalink

    Sounds like a good book. Count me in.

    nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

  8. Valorie 20 February 2009 at 12:05 am Permalink

    I would love a chance to win!

  9. MJ 20 February 2009 at 1:35 am Permalink

    This sounds great! Please count me in.

  10. TiffanyAK 20 February 2009 at 3:32 am Permalink

    Hey! Enter me please. It sounds like a great book. Thanks!


  11. Dawn M. 20 February 2009 at 8:49 am Permalink

    This sounds like a great read. Count me in!

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  12. Carol 20 February 2009 at 3:37 pm Permalink

    I’d love to be entered. Thanks.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  13. mindy 20 February 2009 at 6:11 pm Permalink

    sounds awesome thanks for the giveaway

  14. Estela 21 February 2009 at 5:39 am Permalink

    Please count me in to win this book!

    easagredo at yahoo dot com

  15. Becky 21 February 2009 at 2:24 pm Permalink

    Happy Birthday early!!

    Please enter me into your drawing. Thanks!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  16. Debdesk 22 February 2009 at 1:15 am Permalink

    Please include in your drawing. Happy Birthday.

  17. Marta 22 February 2009 at 3:11 am Permalink

    Please include me for a chance to win this book. It really looks intersting!!



  18. Indigo 22 February 2009 at 6:28 pm Permalink

    I love reading books about overcoming adversity! Please enter me. Thanks! (Hugs)Indigo


  19. PrissyGreen 23 February 2009 at 9:17 am Permalink

    sounds like a great book to read during this stressful economic time to make us all sit back and relax a little!

    thank you!
    karissag at gmail.com

  20. darbyscloset 24 February 2009 at 2:47 am Permalink

    This looks like an awesome read! Please enter me!
    Thanks so much,
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  21. Dina 24 February 2009 at 3:40 pm Permalink

    Interesting read – in case I win, you can contact me via blogger. Thank you.

  22. Kat Bryan 25 February 2009 at 8:16 am Permalink

    I enjoyed your review and I think I would enjoy the book.

    Happy early birthday!

  23. Jenny 27 February 2009 at 10:29 pm Permalink

    I’d like to be entered! 🙂


  24. carlene 2 March 2009 at 2:38 am Permalink

    Please include me in your giveaway.

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