Saturday, November 22, 2008

Free Book Contest: Call Me Ted by Ted Turner

Hachette Books is allowing me to give away 5 copies of Call Me Ted by Ted Turner. This is Ted Turner’s long awaited memoir that was just released on November 10. Here’s a description:

“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!”
These words of fatherly advice helped shape Ted Turner’s remarkable life, but they only begin to explain the colorful, energetic, and unique style that has made Ted into one of the most amazing personalities of our time. Along the way - among his numerous accomplishments — Ted became one of the richest men in the world, the largest land owner in the United States, revolutionized the television business with the creation of TBS and CNN, became a champion sailor and winner of the America’s Cup, and took home a World Series championship trophy in 1995 as owner of the Atlanta Braves.

You can read the full description here and listen to an excerpt here.

I’ll make this contest real easy as a way of saying thanks to my readers. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. (Only one entry per person, please.) This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO Boxes, please). I will use to determine the winners.

The contest ends at midnight EST, Saturday, November 29, 2008. Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 30. Check back to see if you’ve won, because you’ll need to send me your shipping information.


Carrie, Words To Mout said...

Excellent Opportunity! Hachette has offered great give-aways on my author interview site as well. I'll let my followers know about this contest. I currently have five copies of Marcus Buckingham's book, The Truth About You, your readers may have interest in entering to win...Glad I found your site.


Dan McCarthy said...

Carrie -
Thanks, I'm glad you did too! I'm sure a few of my readers would be interested in your MB book.

Vickie said...

I saw Ted on the talk show tour and his book sounds very interesting. He is an interesting person. Not at all like I had him pictured. And comments from his ex-wife, Jane Fonda, were also enlightening. I would love to read this.

Jon Housknecht said...

I have followed Mr. Turner for many years since I spent my high school and college years in Atlanta. He is quite an interesting fellow since he started CNN, has been a shrewd businessman, and even managed the Atlanta Braves for a game.

Thank you again for your website and the opportunity to win the book!

Jon Housknecht

-C... said...

Thanks for the great opportunity!

Michael Ray Hopkin said...

Dan, I'm not necessarily a big fan of Mr. Turner, but there's no denying his success. No doubt there's much to be learned from his memoir. Thanks for the opportunity! -Michael

Romeo said...

You can never get enough Ted. He means more to Atlanta than Zesto's!

Not only did he give the world CNN and Channel 17, but he also brought us Dee Woods, Tommy Keel, Bill Tush, and Christiane Amonpour. Gimme some Ted!

Antauria said...

This is a really nice of you to so the contest. I actually stumbled upon this while looking for a copy for my dad for christmas. The more I read the reviews though the more I actually want to read the book myself. lol. Happy Holidays everyone. :)

sharon54220 said...

I would love to read his book. I am always looking for books to read regarding Leadership, etc. Please, if anyone has any suggestions for books or websites, please let me know.