Thursday, August 13, 2009

Book Giveaway: On the Line by Serena Williams



Thanks to Anna and Hatchette Books Group, I'm excited to announce a giveaway of On the Line by Serena Williams.

About the Book, courtesy of the publisher:

One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. Her 2009 Australia Open championship earned her the #1 world ranking for the third time in her illustrious career - and marked only the latest exclamation point on a life well and purposefully lived. As a young girl, Serena began training with an adult-sized racquet that was almost as big as her. Rather than dropping the racquet, Serena saw it as a challenge to overcome-and she has confronted every obstacle on her path to success with the same unflagging spirit. From growing up in the tough, hardscrabble neighborhood of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on public tennis courts littered with broken glass and drug paraphernalia, to becoming the top women's player in the world, Serena has proven to be an inspiration to her legions of fans both young and old. Her accomplishments have not been without struggle: being derailed by injury, devastated by the tragic shooting of her older sister, and criticized for her unorthodox approach to tennis. Yet somehow, Serena always manages to prevail. Both on the court and off, she's applied the strength and determination that helped her to become a champion to successful pursuits in philanthropy, fashion, television and film. In this compelling and poignant memoir, Serena takes an empowering look at her extraordinary life and what is still to come.

About the Author:

Serena Williams is one of the top athletes in tennis and in all of sports. At the age of 27, she has captured every major title. Growing up in Compton, CA, she was trained by her father on the public tennis courts before rising up the tennis ranks. Serena has wide-ranging interests aside from tennis, including starting her own fashion line and opening a school for children in Africa.

Daniel Paisner is the author or co-author of more than forty books. He has collaborated on seven New York Times best-selling titles, including Denzel Washington's A Hand to Guide Me, Whoopi Goldberg's Book and Geraldo Rivera's Exposing Myself. He lives in Port Washington, NY.

CONTEST DETAILS

To enter, tell us something that you are thankful for.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. For an extra entry, sign up to be a follower. If you're already a follower, let me know and you'll get the extra entry as well.
3. For another extra entry, subscribe via googlereader or blogger or by email and let me know that you do.
4. For another entry, blog about this giveaway and send me the link.
5. Leave a separate comment for each entry or you'll only be entered once.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at 6 pm on August 31, 2009.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Books Group for sponsoring another wonderful giveaway!

68 comments:

  1. I am very thankful for my family and my health!
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  2. I am a follower of your blog.
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  3. I subscribe via Google Reader.
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  4. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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  5. I'm also a follower via Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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  6. I'm thankful for good health!

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  7. Follower!

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  8. Google reader subscriber!

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  9. I'm thankful for my family.

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  10. I'm a follower.

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  11. I'm very thankful for my grandmother

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  12. i follow

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  13. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
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  14. I am thankful for my husband and two children. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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  15. I follow your blog.

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  16. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  17. I'm thankful that I have a wonderful husband who does everything he can to make my life less stressful.

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  18. Email subscriber

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  19. Blogged

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  20. I was adopted when I was 3wks old. I grew up as an only child and then through out the years I found out that I'm the oldest of 17. I also had the opportunity to meet both of my biological parents. I am very thankful for all of this.

    I would love a chance to win this book by Serena.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  21. I am also a subscriber through Google Reader.

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  22. I am greatful for a compasionate president, Obama's mortgage modification program has helped hundreds of people in my area refinance with a reasonable fixed rate mortgage---stopping foreclosures.

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  23. I'm a google follower.
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  24. I am thankful every single day for my son


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  25. I follow your blog


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  26. I am an email subscriber

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  27. I'm thankful for my great husband who puts up with a moody wife!
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  28. I am so very thankful for the people who are my family...the ones I am related to as well as the ones I'm not. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  29. I am thankful for women like Serena Williams who are positive role models to other women. I live for them!

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  30. Looking forward to reading your book.

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  31. hi, first i am thankful for being alive, and thankful for my mom, and my kids, who i get to see now, i had to fight for that never give up, where theres a will theirs a way thank you ace2uc@yahoo.com my name is Jace

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  32. I am thankful that my parents both have jobs in the recession.

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  33. I am a follower of your blog! dsharnak (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks!

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  34. I am thankful that the birth mother to my child chose me to raise her child .
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  35. I am a google subscriber!

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  36. I am an email subscriber!

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  37. I am thankful that I can count on the sun to rise every morning...

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  38. I am very thankful that I still have a job in this economy.

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  39. I am a follower already.

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  40. I'm thankful that my 3 nieces Stella, Josephine, & Helen, have a great role model in Serena Williams to look up to.

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  41. I am thankful for the opportunity to change the world through my music.
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  42. I am so thankful for God, my family & my health. Without the first the other 2 would not be possible.

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  43. I'm thankful for my family and my health -- oops, that's two things! :)

    I'm a subscriber and a follower!

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  44. I am thankful for ALL the UNmaterialistic stuff in my life !

    daaniyal(at)gmail(dot)com and i follow you on twitter as @daaniyal :)

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  45. I am thankful for the amazing sport of tennis!

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  46. i want to enter the contest too

    Jeff Ramos
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  47. I'm grateful for every day I can wake up and enjoy this wondrous life!

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  48. I am thankful for my two daughters

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  49. I am thankful for my two daughters and my beautiful wife.

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  50. I am grateful for all the difficulties I have faced throughout my lifetimes. "Blessed be obstacles for through them we grow." MM

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  51. I thank God for your gifts and your sharing. God bless Serena and Venus.

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  52. Serving this out to the world: Serena Williams caught my attention from the minute I saw her play. All these years I tried never to miss a match. Evident in her were qualities of an up and coming passionate leader. She inspired me tremendously with her striving and display of will power at a young age to detach, observe, balance, and master her physical, emotional, and mental bodies in the face of great success and seeming defeats. Year after year she consistently demonstrated incredible grace, humor, joy, femininity, and a fiery independent sexy creative freedom. She raised the bar of freedom of expression and the ability to manifest diversity. All this while internally suffering from family crises and relentless malicious attacks intent on damaging her career. She is a hero
    to me. Humanity, Serena Aced you!
    Motto: Don't try to put anyone in a ****** box anymore!

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  53. I'm thankful that I enjoy playing tennis. I don't think of it as exercise when I like playing so much. Thanks for entering me in the contest to win Serena's book.

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  54. I also signed up as a yahoo follower. Please enter me again in the Serena book contest. Thx.

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  55. twitter follower: I'm thankful for having met the love of my life under extremely unlikely circumstances.
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  56. i am thankful for the tennis lessons i was tricked into taking.

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  57. i am thankful that i have a job....
    tealady38@yahoo.com.. ty susan

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  58. I am thankful to have begun developing a serve at the ripe (not old) age of 46.

    Wendy
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  59. I am grateful for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. This is greater than gold and silver. These are things money can't buy.

    Ken
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  60. I am grateful for my mother and her wisdom, I lost my father when I was 13 in a plane crash and she has been an inspiration all my life, now sh eis sick so i have to care for her. God Bless. cmundy7434@aol.com

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  61. I am thankful to be given the opportunity to attend the United States Military Academy and to serve my country and make my family proud and also to be a division 1 athlete in the sport of track and field

    Shalela.Dowdy@usma.edu

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  62. I am thankful that's it's Friday Eve

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  63. I am a follower of your blog & I am thankful for my health

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  64. I am so thankful for my own, as well as my family and friends great health!!!!!

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  65. I am already a follower of your blog!
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  66. I subscribe via email!
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  67. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a contest and freebie site, and this giveaway is posted here:
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  68. I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
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