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3/19/10

GIVEAWAY - Little Billy's Letter by Bill Geerhart (Book Review 2010-44)


Product Description

What do Tori Spelling, the Church of Scientology, Oprah Winfrey, and Donald Rumsfeld all have in common?: They -- and many others -- have answered letters from "Little Billy", a grown man with a cache of stamps and far too much time on his hands. Funny, touching, and delightfully quirky, Billy's letters cover a broad range of subject matter:

  • Operation Drop-Out: Considering dropping out of elementary school, Billy writes to serial killers and celebrities seeking their wise counsel.
  • Billy's Law: Which Supreme Court Justice prefers the Big Mac to the Whopper? Who is Janet Reno's favorite crime fighter? What do Robert Shapiro and Congressman Gary Condit say is the best defense for being framed for murder? Billy finds out.
  • The Making of the Class President: Billy runs for class president and collects "endorsements" from Nancy Reagan, Dick Cheney, George HW Bush, Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, Ken Starr, and Colin Powell.
  • Choosing My Religion: Billy asks representatives from the Catholic, Presbyterian, Mormon, Raelian, Satanic, Scientologist, Hare Krishna and Unification Church (Moonies) what is "cool" or "easy" about their religion.
Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Celebrities, Heads of Corporations, Serial Killers, Robot Makers, and the NesQuick Bunny have all replied to "Little Billy's" scrawled questions.

About the Author

Bill Geerhart grew up in Bethesda, MD, in the seventies and eighties and was obsessed with MAD magazine, television, movies, true crime, and crank calling talk radio stations. To the amazement of his high school guidance counselor, he was admitted to several reputable institutions of higher learning, and earned a Creative Writing degree from Emerson College. Geerhart is an expert in Cold War history; his groundbreaking work via his website www.conelrad.com and Bear Family Records have been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, the BBC, and many other media outlets.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061807281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061807282
Source:  Author

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT 

Rarely does a book enter my house and then disappears from my desk so quickly that I don't get to read it first.  That is what happened when I got Little Billy's Letters.  First my husband  grabbed it and then my son got to it.  I finally had to steal it back.  So here it is:   a book that is suitable for the whole family.  Well, only if you live in the Manson family or one like mine.  You need to buy a copy for each member of family though so there is no fighting over it.

This book is pure creative genius!  I don't think I have laughed so hard that I have had to put a book down and come back to it only to find something else just as funny.  I think my favorite part were the letters from the serial killers.  They are a little sad at the same time though.  I highly recommend this book and it also makes a great gift.  I am going to buy additional copies as gifts.  Thanks Bill all of my holiday shopping is done!


My husband's thoughts:
I loved this book because it shows that children are smarter than "adults".  


TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF THIS BOOK:

Please leave a new comment for each entry! 

You must live in the US and not in a PO box, sorry it is coming straight from the publisher! 
Ends 4/9/10.


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44 comments:

  1. I follow the blog :)
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  2. I would love to win a copy -looks like a good read. baileythebookworm at gmail dot com

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  3. Hi! I follow you. :)

    Connie
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  4. Hi! This book sounds hilarious,Mary!!! I would love to read it and I know my sister would enjoy it too.

    Have a great day!

    Connie
    connie_bryant@hotmail.com

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  5. Look really cool. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. MR. Geerhart's website was a hoot. All those atomic bomb links!

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  7. I would like to be entered!

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  8. Google friend follower!

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  9. goodreads friend!

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  10. thanks for the giveaway. this book looks hilarious.

    lauren
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  11. i follow the blog

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  12. I am a follower, requested to be Goodreads friend, and became a fan of Bill.

    I'll be reading your review policy to see if you might review my debut novel.

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
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    +1 Following you, and thanks for Following me :o)

    +1 Good Reads friend

    +1 blog link
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    +1 Tweet
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    +2 Facebook Fan, and feel free to become a Dark Wyrm Fan...even though there's no prize for it. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Wyrm-Reads/354259066281

    Also listed you on my Contest page.

    total points = 7

    If you get a chance, stop by and check out my 'You Choose Em' Giveaway :o)

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  14. Email: krae991@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the contest! Sounds like a great read!

    -Kelsey
    www.thedoortowonderland.blogspot.com

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  15. I sent a request to be your Goodreads friend.

    -Kelsey
    krae991@yahoo.com

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  16. I follow your blog.

    Kelsey
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  17. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/10908630688.

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  18. I'm a fan on Facebook. Name: Kelsey Oertwich.

    Kelsey
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  19. I follow you blog
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  20. No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  21. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

    I also follow!!

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  22. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway, sounds like a good read!

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  23. please count me in...thanks

    karenk
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  24. I think the premise of this book is so funny. I'd love to pass it around the house for everyone to read.

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  25. I added you as a friend on GoodReads.

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  26. I became a fan on facebook.

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  27. I became a fan on facebook.

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  28. I learned that he has has a cd called ATOMIC PLATTERS: COLD WAR MUSIC FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOMELAND SECURITY coming out.

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  29. I shared on facebook.
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  30. I tweeted.
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  32. You don't need to enter me since I do not live in the US. I just sent you a friend request on goodreads and thought I would comment here to let you know!

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    This book has gotten a lot of press heres hoping I win. :-)

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  42. daily comment:another tweet today
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  43. -Kelsey has won the copy of Little Billy's Letters! You are going to love this one.

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