Friday, September 25, 2009

Book Giveaway: Connected by Nicholas Christakis MD, PhD and James H. Fowler, PhD

About the Book:
Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide.

In Connected, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, Connected overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm - that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much much more. It will change the way that we think about all aspects of our lives.

Want to learn more? Visit the Connected website at


To enter, share why you'd like to win.

Rules: Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address and answer, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on October 31, 2009.

Thank you so much to Valerie and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. The review of this book sounds good, please count me in.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. No need to enter me, Gaby. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  3. I'd like to win this book because I like to read about how people (individually or as a group) work!

    Thank you for entering me.

    I dash comment at deLeons dot com

  4. I would like to win this book because I enjoy reading about human behavior.

  5. I'm a psychologist so this book is right up my alley! I hadn't heard of it before and may have to go buy it if I don't win:-)

  6. This book sounds great. I can certainly profit by learning and changing my behaviors. Evey introspective person can grow by reading this book.

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  7. This just looks fascinating! And in the footsteps of Malcolm Gladwell.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  8. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. I actually took a college course and this. Would love to win.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  9. This sounds like an interesting concept and I'd like to read more about it. Count me in, please! :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  10. I'd love to win this book. Not only does it sound interesting, but I may be able to garner some information on the post-feminist movement (my thesis).

    Aliya D.

  11. I'd love to read this book because it sounds fascinating. That and the cover image is really cool.


  12. I love books that think outside the box and this sounds like it would be very interesting.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  13. This sounds like my type of read and I am always on the hunt for new reading material. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. The book seems interesting and the writeup reminds me of those Malcolm Gladwell books I've read in the past. Sign me up if I'm still in time for it!


  15. I believe in the LAW OF ATTRACTION, how we attract what we need in our lives. It would be interesting to read this, to see if this concurs with or disputes that thought. Please count me in! I would love to read this.

  16. I would like to read this interesting book to learn about why I and others do what we do. Why we make the choices that we make. Thank you for this nice giveaway.


  17. I would like to know who and why I found my partner. ha...okay, I know how I found him and where....I would just like to see why the authors think I chose him.

  18. Sociology was my major at university and "Connections" falls into this category.

  19. I want to read this book simply because i wonder how we are influenced by others that makes us all connected.

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

  20. I'd like to win because I work with social media, and the connections between people are facilitated by these online connections. I'd like to delve into how people connect, and learn how the internet influences and affects these connections. It's a fascinating field, and one I definitely wish I knew more about.


  21. I would love to win this book because it sounds so interesting. For one thing, I am curious what the book says about how I ended up with my dear husband that I have been married to for the past 38 years.


  22. Please enter me for this drawing because...

    I'm a marketing professional and I love how human behaviors and psychology factor into every aspect of marketing. Ever since I read "Why We Buy" by Paco Underhill, I've been fascinated by the correlation between marketing and psycology.

    But why I really want to win is...hey, free book, you can't beat that!

  23. The premise of the book is very interesting to me. I'd love to read it.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  24. This sounds interesting - I have many separate networks in my life after having undergone so much schooling and moved around so much. I would love to read how my friends and their networks impact my own behavior

    jg @ gmail dot com

  25. my networks are spread out and i'd be interested in seeing how they affect my life.

    bp @ gmail dot com

  26. I have always been a strong believer in poison friendships
    would love to read this one
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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