Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Tales: True Stories of the Holiday in America Book Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

I know that is just a bit too hot to be thinking about Thanksgiving right now, but we can all dream of cooler weather for a bit... I have been given the chance to review a great book called: Thanksgiving Tales: True Stories of the Holiday in America and it is a great read! 48 writers across America share their stories of the Thanksgiving holiday. There are some very funny Thanksgiving mishaps in this book!

This book would make a great gift for your Thanksgiving host or hostess this year! We celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday at two different houses on the same day! It can get a little crazy coordinating different schedules! We all love getting together and sharing a wonderfully prepared meal that everyone has had their hands involved in making! After all of the dishes are put away, the girls get together and plan out who is going to buy what for whom the following day: Black Friday! The boys all hang out downstairs and watch football or something! It is a very fun and memorable day for all!

More About Thanksgiving Tales: True Stories of the Holiday in America:

In Thanksgiving Tales: True Stories of the Holiday in America, 48 writers from across the United States share their individual stories and memories of Thanksgiving and provide insight into the variety of ways the holiday is experienced, celebrated, viewed and cherished by Americans. But, whether held in a country farmhouse, amid the frantic pace of New York City, or in a restaurant, there are a number of common elements. These stories reveal how seemingly simple things—like the passing of a tradition to the next generation, sitting next to Grandpa, favorite foods and recipes, or certain sounds, sights, and smells—can have special meaning and leave warm and indelible memories.

Some of the humorous and funny Thanksgiving stories describe chaos and mishaps of meal preparation, family arguments and first-time hosts—all disasters then, but now looked upon with laughter. Other inspirational Thanksgiving stories recount family traditions, meaningful moments, memorable guests and hosts, remembering those no longer with us and being alone for the day. There are even some stories about out-and-out hating the holiday. Thanksgiving Tales is a reflection of Americans, as much as it is a look at the holiday.

It is a testament to the importance of the holiday that Americans will go to great lengths for Thanksgiving—spending money to travel long distances or taking days to prepare meals, sometimes only to find themselves seated next to the weird cousin or sick all night from bacteria-laden food. Yet, it’s done all over again the next year.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Thanksgiving Tales here!

WIN IT:

Thanks to Brian D. Jaffe, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a copy of Thanksgiving Tales of their own! (US Residents Only)

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This giveaway ends August 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

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