My last post was about Mary Roach’s terrific Packing for Mars, and in it I promised to give away a book signed by an Apollo astronaut. Today’s a good day to do that. So…
Somehow I ended up with two copies of Jim Lovell’s book Apollo 13, written with Jeffrey Kluger (formerly titled Lost Moon). And somehow they’re both signed by Jim Lovell, the Gemini VII, Gemini XII, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13 astronaut.
(OK, those “somehow”s are disingenuous. I found a used copy years ago and without knowing it was signed I bought it immediately. Thrilling! And then just a couple of weeks ago I found another, and it too was signed, and I couldn’t resist buying it again. But I don’t need two as much as one of you need one…)
If you’ve seen the movie, you know a lot of the story, and if you’re reading this blog, you probably want to know even more. And would probably like a signed copy, too. So here you go.
To enter, do one or more of the following things:
- Leave a comment on this blog post (you only need to do that once — duplicates won’t count — and if you see this via Facebook, please head over to the blog proper).
- Buy one of my books through the G. T. Labs site (as many as you like, and duplicates do count).
- Send me a message or postcard or letter (contact information is available at the site, at the “About” link on the upper right of the blog, or you can get in touch via Facebook too) that convinces me that you bought one of my books elsewhere. The evidence could be a copy of a receipt, a plausible and entertaining story, the 16th word on the 11th page, … use your imagination!
I’ll enter your name once for each comment and/or once for each dollar you spend and/or once for each book you bought elsewhere (or elsewhen), and on December 1st I’ll pick a winner at random from the entries and send a bit of history to someone. Good luck!