Monday, December 14, 2009

Cowboy and Wills Giveaway

For my friends who know someone with autism, you will love critically acclaimed author, Monica Holloway's, heartwarming chronicle, Cowboy & Wills, of her journey with her family through Wills' autism diagnosis and then the friend that helped pull Wills out of that autism darkness we all know and despise.

If you are a parent of a child with autism, this book needs to be on your must read list. Monica's conversational-style immediately draws you in and because you've been there and are still there in the everyday moments she shares of Wills - it's hopeful, humorous, insightful and validating and at least for me the book has been therapeutic. I'm half way through the book and I prefer it to my evening TiVo (ask my husband that is saying something right there.)

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Cowboy & Wills from Marni Wandner. She is partnering with Monica on social outreach. Marni has also given me a copy to giveaway to one of my readers. This will be your favorite Christmas gift, I promise!

Here's my giveaway idea. What a copy of Cowboy & Wills for yourself? Leave me a comment on this post before Tuesday, 12/22 at midnight. I'll randomly pick two folks next Tuesday morning to receive books. One of you will get the brand new one that Marni sent me for this giveaway. The another will get a slightly used book that I'll just be finishing up. It will have a few tear spots and maybe a note here and there but overall it will be in great shape.

My ask for the winners is that you include your name in the inside front cover of your book and continue to pass your Cowboy & Wills copy on to your friends and family. Yep, it's that good and it keeps the giveaway going. Let's see how many names we can fill in both books!


Doug Sparling said...

I'd love to read the book. Thanks.

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jennbailey said...

My son has Asperger's Syndrome, a "milder" form of Autism. Although I have never had to experience a lack of communication with my son, there are definitely challenges. We are going through a rough year. The program he takes part in through school has had to relocate to a different middle school. Change. And he will go to High School next fall. Change again. He is truly struggling with how to cope. I would hope this book might help us, as a family, relate more to his world. Thanks for the offer.

SusanO said...

Count me in too! I work with autistic children and any insight helps us serve them better.

Anne said...

I am a library teacher and teach an autistic fifth grader. David struggles to engage with others and does not participate in so many of the learning activities his peers do with ease. David has never made eye contact with me. It breaks my heart- I know there has to be a key to unlocking that door. If I would receive the book, I would give to his parents. Regardless, I will share information on the book with all of his teachers.

Zena Weist said...

Jenn and Susan - you are the winners. Susan, I'll send you the new book and Jenn, I'll give you my copy once I'm finished.

Doug, Jenn, Susan and Anne - thanks for taking a chance on the "Cowboy and Wills" Giveaway.

Zena Weist said...

Susan, shoot me your snail mail address at: zenaweistatgmaildotcom.