Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hatchette Audio Book Giveaway of NurtureShock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring the giveaway of 3 audio books of NurtureShock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.

About the Book, courtesy of the Publisher:

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?

NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's and adults') lives.

About the Authors, courtesy of the Publisher:

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's New York Magazine articles on the science of children won the magazine journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. Their articles for Time Magazine won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Bronson has authored five books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life?


To enter, please tell us why you'd like this book.

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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!


  1. I love audiobooks and would certainly like to receive the valuable information this book contains. Thanks for the opportunity.


  2. Email subscriber.


  3. One of the reasons we have started home schooling this year is because of aggressive and cruel behavior we see in the public schools. Would to win this audio book. I love audio books, I can knit and read at the same time. Thanks
    Copperllama at yahoo dot com

  4. already a follower
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  5. As a parent --- I'm hoping this might answer at least a few of the "where am I going wrong?" questions.


  6. I do a lot of driving for work so I listen to a lot of audio books, and if I can learn a little more about the parenting questions I have, then win/win


  7. Hi Gaby, Po Bronson is a funny and engaging writer--I've given out his book "Why Do I Love These People?" a few times as presents. I would love to win this audiobook. It sounds extremely interesting.

  8. Children seem out of control.

  9. Aren't the best type of relationships truthful ones?

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  11. All parents need to know.