Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hatchette Audio Book Giveaway of The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships by Robert Feldman

I saw this title and thought that this book might be useful for me! What with all sorts of small conflicts and trying to start my law practice. I was a little skeptical at first, but once I'd listened to an excerpt and read the author's credentials, I was sold!

I'd like to thank Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring a giveaway of 3 copies of the audio book of The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truth in Relationships by Robert Feldman.

Listen to an excerpt.

About the Book, courtesy of the Publisher:

Deception is a central feature of everyday life. We hear it not only from Presidents ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman"), the dean of admissions of M.I.T. ("I have three college degrees"), or the sleazy sales associate at the local car dealership ("This SUV gets terrific mileage!"); we also hear lies from the people we meet and interact with on a daily basis, including our family, friends, colleagues-and yes, the woman ahead of us in line at Starbucks.

The issue confronting us is not whether people lie to us-they do-but how much and why. Just as importantly, we need to consider why we're so prone to believe the deception we hear from others, as well as the lies we tell ourselves. Finally, we need to explore why we view certain lies as harmless, while rejecting others as manipulative and shameful. Robert Feldman has unique knowledge of how deeply dishonesty is engrained in our everyday lives and broader culture.

About the Author, courtesy of the Publisher:

Robert S. Feldman, Ph.D., is uniquely qualified to write You're a Liar, But So Am I. A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science, his research has examined lying and everyday deception for over 25 years. His studies have been supported by grants from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research. An Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he is the recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher Award and was a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Education Fellow.

CONTEST DETAILS

To enter, please share a recent lie that you've told.

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 noon on November 27, 2009. Thank you so much, Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

19 comments:

  1. I don't usually lie. So, it would have to be something really small, like telling someone that she looked beautiful in an outfit when she clearly didn't. I just wanted her to feel good about herself.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Email subscriber.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I lied about being ok to work today. Too sick. But I feel guilty about leaving them shorthanded. So I lied and said I am fine. Regretting that.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I lied about how I felt about something.
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  5. I am a follower
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  6. subscriber
    copperllama a tyahoo dot com

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  7. We have caller ID and when a certain name popped up I didn't feel like talking to her. Later I learned that she had really needed somebody to talk to. I lied by making her think I wasn't home.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  8. I follow.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  9. Oh, boy. Today was a quite day, so I think I did OK today but I have fudged on a few things so as not to hurt someone feelings this week. I'm guilty with caller ID too.

    BevE
    merryweatherbookblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I follow as well : D

    BevE
    merryweatherbookblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. I told my fiancee that my credit card bill was paid off.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  12. I lied about my weight - but that's not unusual. I do it automatically now.

    cl

    redbike599 @ yahoo.com

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  13. i follow

    redbike599 at yahoo.com

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  14. We do not have any chocolate at home! (to my kids) Aitmama {{ta}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  15. The lie I normally tell is my height. I say I'm 5'1" instead of 5' 1/2". walkerd@primus.ca

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  16. I usually tell people I am 5'1" tall rather than 5' 1/2". walkerd at primus dot ca

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  17. Please enter me in this giveaway.
    walkermisc@primus.ca

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