Thursday, October 25, 2012

Riding the big yellow taxi with Julie Klam, plus a book giveaway

Photo by Sarah Shatz
**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we welcome Julie Klam and her latest memoir, Friendkeeping. Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York. After attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and interning at Late Night with David Letterman, she went on to write for such publications as O: The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and The New York Times Magazine and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Special Class Writing." Her other books include Love at First Bark, You Had Me at Woof and Please Excuse my Daughter. She lives in New York City.

To learn more about Julie, visit her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thanks to Penguin, we have THREE copies of Friendkeeping to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the US.

Favorite TV show of all time: 

Favorite comedy series: 


Favorite snack to eat while watching TV: 

Combination of corn nuts and wasabi peas my dad makes

Show that is most like your life: 

Sesame Street

Funniest commercial you've seen recently: 

Haven't seen a commercial in years

Show you wouldn't be caught dead watching: 

Any show where women attempt to discover who their baby daddy is

Guilty pleasure show: 

Good Luck, Charlie (Disney Channel)

Special thanks to Julie for making us smile and Penguin for sharing her book with our readers.

How to win Friendkeeping:

Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)  

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Since this book is about friendship and we're celebrating TV month, please tell us: What is your favorite episode of Friends? (If you've never seen any episode of Friends, just tell us so and it still counts.)
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US only. Giveaway ends October 30th at midnight EST.

Chick Lit is Not Dead is also doing a giveaway for this book. (US/Canada. Ends 10/28.)


Kritters Ramblings said...

I used to watch Friends constantly, but I can't pinpoint a favorite - I just loved when they were all sitting in Central Perk and chatting.
i am a fan on facebook
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pascale said...

book sounds good.
Friends... I love the episode when rachel and what's his name (Ross???) first kiss... been too long since I've seen it!
I follow the blog!

Nina said...

Love all books about friendship!

Oy-- a favorite a episode of Friends. I think when Rachel is a bridesmaid at her ex-fiance's wedding. She sings Copacabana . . . remember?

I am a Twitter follower. I think I'm a FB fan. I'll go check! I also think I follow the blog, but I'll check that too!

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Nova said...
I love the episode: The One With Ross' Teeth (where he whitens them a tad bit too much!)
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rachel h said...
I love friends! Hard to pinpoint a favorite, probably the one when chandler and Monica propose to each other :)
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I follow on fb too

Marthalynn said...

Haha...I was just talking to someone the other day abou the episode where Ross got his teeth whitened! Remember that one?!? Hilarious!!

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I follow, of course ;)

rubynreba said...

I liked a lot of them but can't think of a favorite!

I am a facebook fan.

I follow on GFC


Bridget O'Neill said...

My absolute favorite is the one with the prom video, when Ross and Rachel finally get together, but the best part of the episode is the subplot about the bracelet that Joey gives Chandler. Hilarious!!

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I'm a member of CLC on Facebook

Unknown said...

Favorite episode of Friends is the one when the friends finally figured out that Monica & Chandler (excpet Joey:), were together and tried to get them to admit it...all 6 actors were at the top of their game - it was comic genius!!!!

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karenk said...

freinds: the 'mr beaumont' show...the one that joey bids on a boat.

i'm a follower, too

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

BRN2SHOP9 said...

My favorite Friends episode was actually to parts. The one with the jellyfish & The one at the beach. My other favorite is The One With Phoebe's Uterus. Thst's one of the funniest shows that has ever aired!

I follow via Facebook, twitter and GFC

Jackie Bouchard said...

So many funny episodes of Friends, it's hard to pick one. I think the episode where Ross was supposed to get married to Emily in London.

I'm in the group on Facebook and follow on Twitter!

Love Julie Klam!

bn100 said...

The one with the Holiday armadillo.

I follow the blog.


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

OH, it's so hard to pick a favorite! The one that always makes me cry though is the one at the end where they all put their keys on the counter. TEARS!

I follow on Twitter, GFC and through FB.

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Erica said...

I pretty much liked all of them.

I am a FB fan, follow on twitter, GFC and by email.

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Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

I loved the blackout episode...
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Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your Friends memories with us. Such a great show! Ross' teeth whitening definitely made an impact on some of you. And I agree about the prom video episode. :) chose THREE winners from everyone who included contact info. Congrats to Erica (wordywon), RoadWarriorMomma and Mrs Mommy Booknerd!

Thanks to everyone for participating, Julie for chatting with us and Penguin for sharing the books!