Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lu Ann Cahn is part of our world...plus a book giveaway

After seeing Lu Ann Cahn and her fabulous sounding memoir, I Dare Me, at Chick Lit is Not Dead, we knew she'd be a great fit at CLC! 

I Dare Me is about Lu Ann's inspirational and humorous year-long journey in 2010 to get her life “unstuck” by doing something new every single day. The 53-year-old author discovered that simply taking daily risks—some large, some small—had a cumulative effect, a sort of “refresh” button when she felt angry and stuck.

She challenged herself to literally dive in, starting with the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day, then filled out her year with adventures like planting an herb garden, learning how to soul line dance and eating a scorpion. It wasn’t long before she found herself waking up excited, ready to take on new challenges each and every day. The world was her oyster. She chronicled the journey in this entertaining, page-turning book of self-discovery—and hopes that in reading it, you too will learn to dare yourself to live life to its fullest!

Learning how to hula hoop
Now that we're at the beginning of a brand new year, we hope I Dare Me will be an inspiration for trying something new, at least once. She's even doing something new here....helping us kick off our Fairy Tales and Disney theme! From the looks of it, she hasn't been asked some of these questions before (at least not by a book blog). Thanks to Matthew Vlahos Public Relations, we have TWO signed books for some lucky US readers!

Visit Lu Ann at her website, Facebook and Twitter.



What is the most unusual fairy tale you've ever heard/read?
Oh boy. Not up on my fairy tales lately. Maybe it would be a good First to go back and revisit them. I would say Rumpelstiltskin always terrified me though. That's a freaky fairy tale.

What is your favorite non-Disney movie based on a fairy tale?
Does Anastasia count? I guess that's really based on a true story/ legend. Not exactly a fairy tale. Another female character with lots of chutzpah.

What is your favorite line from The Princess Bride?
I think I'm failing this test. Can't remember a single one. Back to fairy tale school.

Which fairy tale should Disney adapt into an animated film next?
The Pied Piper. Did they do that one yet? I can see lots of little evil rat characters. Of course they'd have to create a smart female character. Maybe the Pied Piper was really a woman in disguise....there's a twist.

Which Disney princess could you see yourself becoming best friends with?
Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I love her spirit and heart and the songs are gorgeous.

What is your favorite song from a Disney movie?
From The Little Mermaid...."Part of Your World."  My daughter and I used to sing that song around the house at the top of our lungs.

Thanks to Lu Ann for helping us kick off a new year AND our theme month and to Matthew Vlahos PR for sharing her book with our readers.

How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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US only. Giveaway ends January 7th at midnight EST.

15 comments:

TinaB said...

This year I'd like to be able to take a vacation with my family! The past 2 years we haven't been able to take one due money issues.

Anita Yancey said...

This year I would like to be able to read more books than I did last year.

Jan Hall said...

It has been so long since I have seen a Disney movie that I have no idea which ones they have already done much less which one they should do next,

Jan Hall said...

I would like to travel around the country and visit with my son and all of my husbands kids.

jodi marinich said...

i am not sure what disney should do next and would love to read more

Maureen said...

They should animate Hansel and Gretel.

Maureen said...

I'd like to meditate.

Carl Scott said...

I think Rumplestiltskin is a really cool story. They could do that.

Carl Scott said...

I'd like to try parasailing. It looks like fun.

Linda Kish said...

I'd like to go on a vacation. I haven't gone anywhere for the past 5 years.

bn100 said...

not sure what story to do next

read more books

Debbie Haupt said...

I have no idea which fairytale Disney should produce next I'm not a movie goer
I'm hoping to be more fit this year
Thanks for the contest I love LuAnn and would LOVE an autographed copy

Lauren said...

I would love to relax and travel more this year with my family and friends.

Jilleen said...

The fairy tale Disney should make into a movie next - hard question.....Goldielocks.

Try something new....ice skating.

Allie Smith said...

This book sounds amazing! What a great New Year's read. I hope this year to write more and take better care of myself.