A New Audio-book Giveaway!

Thanks to Anna at Hachette Audio, we will be giving away three audio book copies of The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar.   This is an unabridged 9-CD set that has a value of $34.98.   You can see a video trailer-preview for this book at the Twelve Books website (Google it).   The following are some comments about this unique non-fiction book.

Sheena Iyengar’s work on choice and how our minds deal with it has been groundbreaking, repeatedly surprising, and enormously important.   She is someone we need to listen to.   Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Better and Complications

No one asks better questions, or comes up with more intriguing answers.   Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers

As you take exciting steps into this wide-ranging exploration of the choices we make, you will traverse the worlds of psychology, biology, philosophy, economics, business, public policy and medicine.   Malcolm Gladwell popularized some of Professor Iyengar’s research in Blink, but that is just a glimmer of what readers will discover in The Art of Choosing.

The author’s objective in these pages is a great one:  to help us become better choosers, with greater self-awareness of our biases and values.   She is tackling nothing less than the subtext of our lives – what we are thinking when we make choices; how our environment influences us; and how choice drives, frustrates, sustains and satisfies us.

You will learn why we need choice in our lives to feel control and contentment… (yet) we can sometimes be paralyzed by too many choices.   Unquestionably, it is one of the best books I’ve had the privilege of publishing.   Jonathan Karp, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, TWELVE

It’s easy to enter this book giveaway.   All you need to do is post a comment here or send an e-mail (using the subject line The Art of Choosing) to Josephsreviews@gmail.com .   This will count as a first entry.   For a second contest entry, tell us what the hardest choice was that you had to make in your life, and why it seemed so difficult at the time.   That’s it.

This contest will run until Midnight PST on Friday, May 7, 2010.   In order to enter, you must be a resident of the United States or Canada, with a residential address.   Audio books cannot be mailed to P.O. boxes.  

Good luck and good listening!




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16 responses to “A New Audio-book Giveaway!

  1. This book definitely sounds helpful! And interesting! Please enter me in your giveaway! And thanks for hosting!


  2. Choosing is so important. I choose to be in.

    Bill 😉

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you’ll check out my book giveaway:

  3. Denny, Alaska

    Please, count me in; thanks!


  4. Denny, Alaska

    The hardest choice I ever had to make was in considering a particular assignment in the Air Force, with a choice between Hawaii and Alaska. That was twenty years ago, and I’m living in Alaska to this day, having never looked back!


  5. All of life is choices and looking back its surprising how life goes or would have gone if we had chosen differently!

  6. I would love to enter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Relocating to a new area was one of the hardest choices that I had to make a few years ago because I was moving away from my family and friends.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. sean pynaert

    please enter me

  9. BevE

    My hardest choice is one I am still trying to make-and that is not to enable my son – well enough said about that : D Also, I choose to call off getting married just a few months before the wedding. A year later my ‘boyfriend’ and I were married -it’s been 33 years now – so it was worth waiting for the right time : D

    slawoszewski(at)yahoo(dot) com

  10. BevE

    I like Dr. Bill’s comment !

    slawoszewski (at)_yahoo (dot) com

  11. Hector Holguin

    An art I would definitely love to be able to master! I’ll accept any and all help along the way!

  12. Hector Holguin

    My most difficult choice has presented itself several times in several situations…I have had to choose more than once between doing something or going somewhere which would greatly benefit me…OR choose that which does not so much benefit me but benefits someone close to me who I love dearly.

  13. Benita G.

    I would love to read this book.


  14. Benita G.

    The hardest choice I ever had to make was whether or not to put my very sick dog to sleep. We had been together for fourteen years and I adored her. Needless to say you can tell why I agonized over this decision.


  15. Rebecca Graham

    Sounds like a helpful audiobook.

  16. Aik

    I’d love to read this!

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