Book Review & Giveaway-Defending Happiness and Other Acts of Bravery by Amy Shea-Ends 9/1 | Miki's Hope

Book Review & Giveaway-Defending Happiness and Other Acts of Bravery by Amy Shea-Ends 9/1

Saturday, August 11, 2012

This contest is officially over. Thank you to everyone who participated! I just got back from ranfom.org and the winning comment is #8

Paul T / Pauline T said... 8

I tweeted about this giveaway @emscout9 …https://twitter.com/emscout9/status/235947559535902720
August 16, 2012 12:00 AM

Congratulations! Now all the winner has to do is reply to the email I will be sending in just a few minutes within 48 hours with their full name and mailing address and I will mail this book out to them.

Amy Shea was brought up in poverty in Brooklyn, NY. But instead of letting this get her angry, she decided to fight back! I was brought up middle class, but like Amy with a Mom who was and still is my polar opposite! Also, like Amy Shea I decided that I would much rather not get married-but instead lived with men. Amy Shea preferred just dating them!

Society itself (much less our family and friends) tries to form us into a “norm”—but are we truly happy? I know for myself I have had to fight every inch of the way-and sometimes even win- to be who I want to be when I want to and change if I want to!




In Defending Happiness there are five short stories of the struggles Amy Shea went through to be happy!

“ We learn from her life journey as she shares the following of how she:

Raises her two children after two divorces—and swears off marriage, but not men
Relentlessly faces dieting and aging
Rebels against her Catholic upbringing
Lets breast cancer change her life for the better
Learns to let go of parenting while remaining a mother”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and know you will to!!

For more information on Defending Happiness and Amy Shea click here

This book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many other fine stores!

Or you can win a copy!!

Mandatory: After clicking in to the above site-come back and tell me something interesting you learned

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Please remember to put your email in each comment so I can contact the winner at the end of this giveaway

Good Luck—You will love this book!!








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30 comments :

Anonymous said...

I liked you on facebook. Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Lynn Hardy said...

Hoboken Public Library will be hosting a reading and book signing on August 2nd. Ynothardy@msn.com

bloggingbabiesandthebayou said...

The book is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all major sites both in e-book format and paperback.

Paul T / Pauline T said...

i learned that you receive special discount when ordering 5 or more books- - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Paul T / Pauline T said...

Followed on GFC …as Paul T / Pauline T(Paul Tran…pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me)

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I liked you on Facebook (Paul Tran …. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I liked this post (Paul Tran…. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I tweeted about this giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)…https://twitter.com/emscout9/status/235947559535902720

Linda Trinklein said...

i learned that Amy Shea's first short story was featured in a national magazine when she was just 13 years old

Linda Trinklein said...

i follow through GFC
thanks

Linda Trinklein said...

I like you on facebook

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Ronni Keller said...

I already LOVE you :)
and... I have to say, I agree w/her theory of sometimes marriage just isn't the way to go for people. Enjoy life, date, live together... be happy!

3 Giggly Monsters said...

I learned that you can purchase it from Barnes and Noble.

eclairre said...

I learned that it is available at Barnes & noble. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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Tami Valentine said...


Amy was speaking at Bott's Hall at the special collections library in Albuquerque on Aug. 22!

Tami Valentine said...

I like Amy Shea on FB.
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I joined you on GFC.
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I tweeted.
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Laurie said...

Amy Shea's first short story was featured in a national magazine when she was just 13 years old. She has continued to write throughout her life, publishing numerous poems in literary journals and anthologies, receiving the prestigous Dylan Thomas Poetry Fellowship in Paris, France, sponsored by the Paris Review, as well as a coveted residency at the world-famous MacDowell

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