Thursday, April 8, 2010

Admit One: My Life In Film GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Tara for winning.


by Emmett James

Product Description

Set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, Admit One details how self-deprecating writer Emmett James escaped from the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. Through wry wit and observation, the writer reflects, obsesses, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. Life soon imitates art, and the narrator finds that his true calling is in transcendence from one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor--Hollywood.


We follow the narrator on his numerous adventures: as he jumps from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards under the alias of a nominated writer. All the while, the films that inspired each tale contextualize this humorous collection of stories. The narrator ultimately provides a unique insight into the fascinating industry of film, eventually himself stumbling into the biggest box-office grossing film of all time.

About the Author

Emmett James spent his childhood in Croydon, South London and finished his schooling in Cambridge, England. Studying acting at Strasberg Actors Studio in London he began working in theater, eventually moving to Los Angeles in the early nineties to pursue his acting career in film. For over a decade he has worked extensively as a professional actor, winning a prestigious ADA as well as appearing in Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Award winning work. In addition to acting he has produced, taught, and directed film, stage and television productions in Hollywood. From a family of authors including J.B. Priestley, he continues to live and work in Hollywood.

MY REVIEW

I was really excited when this book arrived because I LOVE getting books that are signed by the author! Plus I've never had someone in a real-life movie sign anything for me before! So thank-you to Emmett James for taking the time to sign my book- using my name and everything :).

I really enjoyed this book. Emmitt James' sense of humour cracks me up. Admit One is a very easy read and my attention was captured right from page one. I appreciated the author's honesty about his life experiences- the good, the bad, and the ugly. The many references to various movies that I grew up with made this book a very fun read. I am happy to recommend this book!


Thanks to Lisa at Online Publicist for sending me a copy of the book for review and for sponsoring this giveaway.


Would you like to win a brand new, hard cover copy of this book?

*there are two very easy ways to get your first entry in this contest:
1. Become a fan of Admit One on Facebook

AND / OR


*if you are not on Facebook or Twitter just leave me a comment telling me why on earth not :) and something interesting you've discovered about Emmett James*

For additional entries you can do any of the following- be sure to LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT for each thing that you do!:
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  11. publicize this giveaway in any way on any site and let me know that you did (ex. adding it to a Mr. Linky on a giveaway site etc.)

This giveaway is open to readers in Canada & the USA. I will choose a winner on April 23, 2010.

Winner will be chosen with random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will choose a new winner.


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99 comments:

fredamans said...

Am a Twitter follower for Emmett James.

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fredamans said...

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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I subscribe through e-mail

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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I am a fan on Facebook Tannie's Chatter

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fredamans said...

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Tracey said...

I'm a FB fan.tracey byram
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corkrose said...

facebook fan - thanks

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409cope said...

I follow Emmett James on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I am a fan on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tara said...

Became a fan of Admit One on FB.

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Tara said...

Email subscriber.
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Tara said...

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Tara said...

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amweeks said...

I'm an Admit One: My Life in Film facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks)

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I follow AdmitOneBook on twitter! (amweeks)

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I subscribe via email at annmarieweeks at verizon dot net!

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I also subscribe via Google! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I follow on friend connect! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I follow on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/12097297737

amweeks said...

I'm on of your facebook fans! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks)

amweeks said...

I follow thru Networked Blogs! (amweeks)

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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fredamans said...

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Merrie L. said...

I'm a fan of Admit One on fb AND follow Emmett James on twitter.
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Merrie L. said...

I subscribe in reader.
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I'm a fb fan of Tara's View of the World. ID: Merrie L.
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I follow you on Networked Blogs.
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Tannie's Chatter said...

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Terra H. said...

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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fredamans said...

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Surge said...

I twitter follow emmet as timesurge

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Surge said...

email subscriber as timesurge(at)live.ca

fredamans said...

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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idahomom said...

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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Meghan said...

Fan on Facebook


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Subscribed to blog via email

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

FB Fan (AngelaWinesburg) Thanks!

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Nickolay said...

Facebook Fan of Admit One

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Nickolay said...

I follow Emmit James on Twitter

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Nickolay said...

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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hardiansyah said...

i grab and i follow u

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Tannie's Chatter said...

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Anonymous said...

Am a twitter fan for Emett James
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missrantsypants said...

Im a fb fan!




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purango said...

I became a fan of Admit One on Facebook. garrettsambo@aol.com

blueviolet said...

I'm an Admit One FB fan (http://www.facebook.com/anutinanutshell)
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blueviolet said...

I follow him on twitter as blueviolet

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I follow on GFC!

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I follow thru google reader RSS

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Following on networked blogs (anutinanutshell)

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Also a FB fan!

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lilyk said...

I became a fan of Admit One on Facebook.

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I subscribed by email.

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lilyk said...

I became your Facebook fan.

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I follow you on Facebook Networked Blogs.

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