If You Lived Here Giveaway!


If You Lived Here, You’d be Home Now is my friend Claire LaZebnik’s latest fabulously addictive novel. It kept me hiding in the bathtub for about two hours this morning.

Claire is perhaps the most humble woman I know. She’s a mother of four, a fabulous gluten-free chef and oh yeah she’s the author of six books, including Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies and Hope That Can Transform a Child’s Life, a book that’s been incredibly useful to me in understanding the journey of a number of my mom friends. She’s also a fellow Jane Austen fanatic and she tends to feed my family on Thanksgiving.

For a chance to win a copy of her latest, leave a comment here and let me know that you went and joined Claire’s Facebook fanpage. If you want to be entered twice, come meet me at Vroman’s in Pasadena this Saturday at 5pm to see her read from it. Here’s the description of the book from the Vroman’s website:

Punky, tattooed Rickie’s life takes a turn for the worse when she ends up pregnant at 18. By the time her son Noah is in the first grade, she’s dropped out of school and moved back home, where she lives with her wealthy parents and sends Noah to the same upscale private school she attended. When Noah comes home complaining about the gym teacher, Rickie storms into his office to set him straight but she also finds something she didn’t expect, which slowly but surely changes her life.

9 thoughts on “If You Lived Here Giveaway!

  1. Hi, I am already a fan of Claire LaZebnik on facebook and would love to get her book. I live in Germany though, so I don’t know if I can enter? Shipping costs may be too high… Best wishes, Maite

  2. I like’s Claire’s FB page, and I would love to win her book! It sounds interesting. I would have Liked your FB page, but your page only had the option to Add as Friend. I feel like a crazy stalker person if I try to friend someone I don’t really know.

    I read Some Girls over the summer, which is why I follow your blog now. I really enjoyed it!

  3. I don’t have Facebook but I do have Twitter and am now following Claire there. I am in dire need of a good book – I finished Some Girls in two days and would love another new and interesting read!

  4. Thanks for recommending what sounds like a great book! Your blog always provides some good escapism when I should be working on my own stuff! 🙂 In that regard, buying Some Girls was a great bargain: I got an awesome story and ‘introduced’ to someone who still keeps me entertained well after the last page. Thanks again.

  5. Dear Ms Lauran:

    I am Persian American with Master s’ degree in literature and history of Iran. I was reading your
    book (Some Girls), and when I reached page 77, I was really socked that some one who is writer
    has such a poor knowlege of countries’ history,culture and literathre.

    Persian never been nomadic! you should learn about persian Impire that goes back to 6th century
    BC.With Cyrus the great who declared THE FIRST CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

    In science and mecical Ibne Sina s’ medical books were used in European universities as late as 1650. literature : Roomi, Hafez, Omar Khyyam and many, many more.

    The Shah, wanted to bring western culcure to IRAN to make west and east close togther. Not
    give them house to live and the way you discribe is shameful!!!!

  6. Hi Azar-
    Thanks for your comment. On p.77, I didn’t mean to suggest that all of Persian culture was nomadic. I was referring to tribes such as the Quashquai. Here is a Wikipedia quote about the tribe:

    The Qashqai were originally nomadic pastoralists and some remain so today. The traditional nomadic Qashqai travelled with their flocks each year from the summer highland pastures north of Shiraz roughly 480 km or 300 mi south to the winter pastures on lower (and warmer) lands near the Persian Gulf, to the southwest of Shiraz. The majority, however, have now settled, or are partially settled. The trend towards settlement has been increasing markedly since the 1960s.

    I actually had the great privilege of visiting Iran a few years ago and found the Quashquai culture fascinating. I in no way meant to imply that they represented the entirety of the country. Thanks for reading the book and for taking the time to comment.

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