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Book Giveaway – Ron Currie, Jr.!

February 13, 2013

FlimsyFlimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr. hit the bookstores this week and I’m giving away two copies courtesy of Viking/Penguin Group. They are hard copies, first editions, first printings. My favorite kind of book.

In Flimsy the author, Ron Currie, Jr., writes a book about the character, Ron Currie, Jr., who writes a book about the woman he loves. Then he fakes his own death, which turns out to be a great career move. But then he pays the price. Essentially, it’s about love and desire, and loss and grief.

Currie is the winner of the 2009 Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the New York Public Library Young Lions Award for his acclaimed debut, God is Dead. His 2009 novel, Everything Matters!, was an Indie Next Pick and one of Amazon’s 100 top books of 2009, and was named by the Los Angles Times as among the Best Fiction of 2009.

Want to find out more? Head over to Gothamist to read an interview with the real Ron Currie, Jr. Or, check out the book trailer here.

I’m new at this giveaway thing, so let’s make it fun. Tell me what you think the title refers to. If you are correct, you might win. Or you might win if your answer is the funniest. Totally up to me. Leave a comment with an email address. Sorry, you must reside in the U.S. Contest closes at midnight tonight.

Congrats to winner, Michael Magras!

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9 Comments
  1. John McNeese permalink

    Does it refer to a “condom”? Honestly, I have no idea but that was the first thing that crossed my mind.

  2. I have two guesses. The title refers either to medicine in capsule form (suicide pill? depression medication?) or the Kardashians.

  3. Hi, I think the book sounds fantastic! I love modern literature. I think the plastic could refer to plastic in general and how we fling it in the garbage (not me) or in the recycling bin and then it reappears again in another form if it is recycled. Plastic is flimsy, you can bend it and break it quite easily and then you can turn a yogurt container into another container and reuse it. The author is probably making a grand title about the society we live in. I guess.

  4. One last try, then I’ll step aside and give others a chance. Does the title refer to nicotine patches?

  5. I’ve done my detective work . . . .The title refers to a nicotine patch. Though I suspect there’s more to it, metaphorically speaking. 🙂

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