Giveaway: The Imposter’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell

Imposters daughterThank you to Anna Balasi and Hachette Book Group for a review copy of this book and 5 to give away!

Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities . Later, she lucks into the perfect job–interviewing celebrities for a top women’s magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars. But while researching an article on her dad’s life, she makes an astonishing discovery: he’s not the man he says he is–not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together three decades of lies and the splintered person that resulted from them–herself.

This book is not yet released and is not available in stores until July 29.   Author Laurie Sandell is a contributing editor at Glamour, where she writes cover stories, features, and personal essays. She has also written for Esquire, GQ, New York and In Style, among others. In her twenties, she spent four years traveling around the world, having unsavory experiences she later justified as “material.”

To enter to win one of these books:

1. Post here with a comment of what your dad was like when you were growing up.

2. For a second chance to win, please post this contest to your blog and post a link to it for me to see.

3. For a third chance to win post this contest on twitter or to your blog with a comment back here to the link

Contest will run through July 15 th. The winners are chosen by using I will post the 5 winners here as well as email you for your mailing information. The books will come from the publisher. Please US entries only and no po boxes.

Thanks as always for stopping by! :)

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Posted on June 27, 2009, in Book Giveaways and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I posted about the giveaway here:

    My dad was great growing up. I remember my brothers and I building shelters out of the couch cushions while my dad shot rubber bands at us.. It was great.


  2. My dad wasn’t around when I was a kid – still isn’t

  3. My Dad worked a lot, but we knew that he loved us.

  4. Sign me up. Thanks.

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  5. Sorry, what my Dad was like growing up — he was always a joker. He liked to make dumb jokes. I would laugh every time.


  6. Barb Schroeder

    My dad and I didn’t get along, for reasons I don’t want to publish, but we have a good relationship now, although he is still crabby!

  7. daddy was the smartest person i knew…not just about medicine (he was a dr) but a variety of things. he and my mom are probably most influencial in my love of books. after they divorced, i went to live with my dad. his library was a mixed bag of tricks but he never told me i could not read anything i wanted to read. i think he figured if i could not handle a subject matter, i would stop reading it. i read most and was not adversly affected by any. which as i got older sometimes baffeled me but i think mostly those books just made me open to the idea that people are just people and individual and should not be lumped.

  8. spvaughan bk giveaway “the mposters daughter”

  9. my dad was wonderful, the thing i remember was that he always made time for us and was always there – be it for school or other occasions.

  10. My dad was a quiet man who worked long hours to support his family. He didn’t express his feelings well but I knew he loved me.
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  11. My dad was always fixing or making something. He loves to build birdhouses and other little projects.

  12. Unfortunately, I didn’t see much of my dad, but I loved him very much, and now that he’s passed away, I miss him.

    Sorry to be a downer, but thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  13. I Tweeted about this great giveaway:


  14. My dad was pretty amazing. He worked a lot, but if he wasn’t working he was spending time with his family. He’d do anything for us.

  15. My dad was really stressed out most of the time when he was raising us. He’s always had a high pressure job, but relating to a moody teenager didn’t help.


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