First – exciting news for Lionel Shriver fans – she has a new book coming out next spring. According to BookPage, Shriver's new book, So Much For That, is "a searing, deeply humane new novel about the tragic costs of the American healthcare system." That probably wouldn't be my first choice of topic to read about, but Shriver could write about the tax code and I would probably read it.
I also have a fun giveaway: three copies of What French Women Know, by Debra Ollivier. From Amazon:
It's not the shoes, the scarves, or the lipstick that gives French women their allure. It's this: French women don't give a damn. They don't expect men to understand them. They don't care about being liked or being like everyone else. They generally reject notions of packaged beauty. They accept the passage of time, celebrate the immediacy of pleasure, like to break rules, embrace ambiguity and imperfection, and prefer having a life to making a living. They are, in other words, completely unlike us.
Ollivier goes beyond familiar ooh-la-la stereotypes about French women, challenging cherished notions about sex, love, dating, marriage, motherhood, raising children, body politics, seduction, and flirtation. Less a how-to and more a how-not-to, What French Women Know offers a refreshing counterpoint to the stale love dogma of our times.
Thanks to G. P. Putman's Sons (visit their Facebook page), I have three copies of this book to give away to EDIWTB readers. To enter, leave me a comment below with your email address. I will pick three names on Friday, October 30th.