Monday, April 6, 2009

Giveaway: I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giullia Melucci



I am hosting a Hachette Book Giveaway, they are allowing me to giveaway 5 copies of I Loved, I Lost, I made Spaghetti by Giullia Melucci, a Memoir. I love reading foodie books and this definitely fits into that category and isn't that a great title?!
Here is a description of the book:

From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.

From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that's not possible, at least have something good to eat.

Peppered throughout Giulia's delightful and often poignant remembrances are fond recollections of her mother's cooking, the recipes she learned from her, and many she invented on her own inspired by the men in her life. Readers will howl at Giulia's boyfriend-littered past and swoon over her irresistable culinary creations.


I haven't read this book yet as it just arrived in my mailbox
. I will be reading it soon and writing a review.

To Enter:


  • For One Entry: Please leave a comment, let me know if you enjoy foodie books and why. Make sure that you include your email or that your email is in your blog profile. If I have no way of contacting you by email, your entry will automatically be withdrawn.
  • For a Second Entry, In a SEPARATE comment: tell me that you have Blogged about this giveaway and share a link(posting in your sidebar is fine).
  • For a Third Entry, In a SEPARATE comment: Tell me that you Follow My Blog or Subscribe in a Reader (let me know if you are already a follower or subscriber)

  • This giveaway is ONLY open to U.S. and Canada.
  • No P.O. Boxes, Giveaway copies will be sent directly to winners from Hachette.

I'll use random.org to draw a winner and the contest will end Monday, April 13th, 2009 at Midnight EST. Good Luck!!




56 comments:

  1. I love foodie books because I love to eat, and I love reading about differnt recipes and such.

    Please include me in this giveaway.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  2. I'm a follower

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  3. i love them because of the novel way they are written thanks for the giveaway

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  4. I love foodie books b/c they combine two of my fave subjects -- food and reading.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Blogged about it here:

    http://ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com/2009/04/contest-roundup-april-6-2009.html

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

    Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  6. I love to read foodie books because I love to cook and read. Sounds like a great book. Thanks.

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  7. I love to read foodie books because I can eat vicariously through the characters and not add any pounds to my own body.

    lisalouhoo(at)msn(dot)com

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  8. I follow your blog.

    lisalouhoo(at)msn(dot)com

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  9. I posted about this on Win A Book. Don't enter me.

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  10. Oooooooh, I'd love to be entered for obvious reasons. You know I'm a foodie that loves food, the cooking channel-any and all of it.

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  11. And I'm going to post this in my sidebar for you.

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  12. I just love food, foodie books combine my love of food and reading.

    thanks for entering me into the giveaway,
    jakewoodworth(AT)gmail.com

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  13. I am always trying out new food/recipes.. even though I have a hard time sticking to a recipe. Sometimes it turns out. Sometimes not.

    Reading someone else's foodie book is always a good thing! :P I love the recipes, and sometimes.. just sometimes I actually learn from someone else's mistakes :P

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  14. This looks great! Please enter me!

    bookcrossingkitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

    I love anything related to food. And food and books combined are simply divine!

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  15. I love food fiction. Sometimes I swear about every other book that I read is food related.

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I subscribe in Google reader :)

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Foodie books can be good, but they tend to make me hungry. As long as I remember to eat beforehand, they're good. If I forget to eat, I'll soon have to stop reading because I start to feel like I'm starving. lol. :-)

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I'm subscribed via Atom. Thanks for the giveaway.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I love foodie books because food has become something of a hobby for me...for example, right now I'm learning about making cheese. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  20. I am so glad that you will be a fellow cozy mystery challenger! Perhaps we can encourage one another to complete this challenge?

    I would love to be entered in this drawing. I enjoy travel and food memoirs and this one sounds like perfect summer fare.

    Mstermind 1 at gmail dot com

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  21. Oh yes....I have been a follower of your lovely blog for quite some time :)

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  22. I do love foodie books and am always watching the Food Network! Italian is probably my favorite type of cuisine - you just can't go wrong with spaghetti!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I have never read a "foodie" book like this before. But I am addicted to cookbooks, and I am intrigued by this memoir. I'd love the opportunity to read it. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I love foodie books because I dream about all the delicious food that I will never ever make!!

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  25. Of course I'm a stalker, uh I mean, follower :)

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  26. I have read lots of foodie books and have always enjoyed them. I love the blend of story and recipes that most contain.

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  27. I love reading and I love food. When a book combines both, I'm in heaven. I've seen this around the blgosphere and it looks interesting. I'd love to win one!

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  28. Oh, and I follow in Google Reader!

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  29. I haven't really read any foodie books yet (although I see them all over the web). This looks like a good place to start - please count me in!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. I've heard great things about this book. I LOVE foodie books. Thanks for letting me enter!!

    pamelashockley(at)netscape(dot)net

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  31. I've never read a foodie book before but I think I'd like it...mostly because I'd get to try new recipes :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  32. I love foodie books because it's fun to read about how another family enjoyed a meal, and then I can make it at home too.

    sasmo21@hotmail.com

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  33. Oh, how I love Foody books from nonfiction (The Making Of A Chef) to memoirs (Ruth Reichl) to fiction humor (How I Gave My Heart To The Restaurant Business)! Descriptions of food make my mouth water, sometimes even if I don't like the food...and I worked in a kitchen so enjoy books about chefs and restaurants as well. This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for offering this giveaway, Bonnie!

    Bonnie F. (dbsfind@fedtel.net)

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  34. I love foodie books i love to read and eat and this puts to great things into one.
    silerhartgirl at gmail.com

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  35. Hello, my first time here.

    I'm not actually much familiar with foodie books (as separate from cookbooks) but the title of this one made me laugh and intrigued me. I've also heard the one by a blogger who recreated all of Julia Smith's (?) classic recipes is really good.

    mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

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  36. I just became a follower. This looks like a nice place to stop for a rest in cyberspace!

    mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

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  37. I love foodie books since I love food -- it's a great combination -- food and books!

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

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  38. This sounds like a great book. I love foodie books because I love to cook and I love to eat! lol
    Please enter me in your contest.
    joannelong74@gmail.com

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  39. I'm also a follower, but I will be back after I blog about it.
    joannelong74@gmail.com

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  40. I love foodie books, because of many reasons, No. 1 being I am Italian! Food equals life in an Italian family. This is such a cute way to write a story, about food being the center and everything else follows because of it.

    Please enter me.

    bfeh0402(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow your blog.

    bfeh0402(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love foodie books because I'm a foodie!, and this book seems to have added hilarity as well!

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  44. I also blogged about your contest here.
    joannelong74@gmail.com

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  45. What is there not to like about foodie books? Food and reading are both good.

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  46. I'm always in search of a good foodie books. I loved Julie and Julia, Making of a Chef, and others. I'd love to get a chance to read this book. Looks great! My email is at: mjmbecky(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I've posted a blurb about your giveaway on my blog at: http://mjmbecky.blogspot.com/ Thanks! :)

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  48. I follow your blog and have you linked in the sidebar of my blog page! :)

    mjmbecky(dot)blogspot(dot)com

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  49. Oh, my Yes!!! I love foodie books. Not only are they usually a great read but also because you can come away with some wonderful recipes. I copied at least five recipes from a book that I read recently and have tried everyone of them. Only one was disappointing so that is great odds.
    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  50. I am a new follower to your site.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  51. I posted this giveaway on my blog at:

    http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  52. I love books like that, they actually always make me hungry ;-) In case I get drawn, the book could be mailed to my in-laws, ok?
    Sabine

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  53. I love foodie books because they inspire me in the kitchen!

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