Friday, January 7, 2011

My Friend Lisa

I have a friend named Lisa.

She is "wicked smaht" (that's how we say it in Boston) and is a Dr. of neuroscience.

She is also very down to earth and is just like many of us multi-tasking moms.

I also nanny for this friend Lisa's children.

This friend Lisa, happens to be a famous author. She has been launched into mega stardom in the past 2 years from her first book, Still Alice.



Lisa's second book, Left Neglected was released on Tuesday. It has already created so much buzz that it should hit the NYTimes best seller list by next week. Lisa's website for the book and her calendar of events is located here and she has started a blog to write about her book tour that will bring her around the country and to Australia (in May!).

The book is phenomenal! What was really cool, was watching her craft it along the way and having her print me out a chapter as she finished one. We were whooping and hollering when these two quotes came in one day this fall.....

"The journey Lisa Genova takes us on in LEFT NEGLECTED is a personal one, for any woman who's ever had to make a business call while driving to day care, or who finishes a full day's work at a high-powered job only to start the second shift as a mom: sometimes, we literally need a shock to the system to remember what matters the most in life. Remember how you couldn't put down STILL ALICE? Well, clear your schedule - because you're going to feel the same way."


--Jodi Picoult, NYT bestselling author of HOUSE RULES and SING YOU HOME


“Lisa Genova is the Michael Crichton of brain science. What she proved with STILL ALICE, she proves again with LEFT NEGLECTED. This is huge, powerful human drama at its elegant best."

--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean


Right? Who gets quotes from Jodi Picoult and compared to Michael Crichton?! Yup, my friend Lisa, that's who.

She has graciously given me two audio books to give away. I'll even have her sign them for you. All you have to do to enter is comment here by the end of the day Thursday, January 13th. You can get an extra entry if you "follow" her book tour blog, just leave me another comment saying that you did! 

For you Boston followers, Lisa will be at Barnes and Noble in Framingham tonight at 7 and at Borders (Boyalston ST) tomorrow at 2. Oh, did I tell you that if you walk into any Borders for the month of January, you will bump right into Lisa's book because it is the BOOK OF THE MONTH! 









20 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

I loved Still Alice. I didn't know she has a new book out..which I will now add to my reading list!

And - very cool that you know her, too !

Caution Flag said...

You know Lisa Genova?!!!!!!! WOW! Let's see: I "know" you, and you know her so that makes me really close to knowing her, too! Ha!

Are you going to tour with her?

Can't wait to read the new book.

Anonymous said...

Loved Still Alice, can't wait to read her new one!

Dawn said...

How cool! I am always looking for new books to read. I'm putting both of these on my list! :) (I wonder if either are out for the Kindle?)

Dawn said...

I just followed her blog. :)

Kathy said...

How COOL! Sounds like a great book and let her know that in Gwinnett County, Georgia the book already has a wait list of 18 people (I am #19).

Lisa Genova said...

My friend Sue is the BEST! And she's a pretty great publicist, too. :)
xoxo

Cassie said...

I have been looking for something new to read :) Thanks for the chance!

Becca Salmon said...

I'd love to read her new book!

And how awesome for you that you know such a "smaht" lady!

Becca Salmon said...

Ooooo, and I now follow her blog!

She sure is pretty :)

Lori said...

I keep hearing this authors name so I guess it's time to check her out!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Wow, this is too cool! I LOVED Still Alice, that book was so moving. I'm so excited to see that she's written another book! I just wrote it on my library list.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I am now following her book tour blog.

stephanie said...

Me, I need the audio of her book so I can listen while I walk and strengthen my back.
Oh, and good for her!

Justine said...

Whoa, look at you, rubbing elbows with the literary elite! How cool is that?

Justine :o )

Thoughts from the Deep End said...

I am really looking forward to reading this!

five tomatoes said...

I love audio books! They make my commute so much more enjoyable.

Melisa with one S said...

Wow! Those quotes are AMAZING!!!

Congrats to Lisa on the new book!! I'd love to read it! (err, hear it!)

Mrs4444 said...

DANG it! I missed it! I would love to read both; I'll put them on my list.

marty said...

I've been following Lisa's successes.
A great review in Canada's Globe & Mail on Saturday!