Giveaway: signed copy of “WHAT I KNOW”

what-i-know-book1This Thanksgiving week, a SouthernMamas reader will win a new book from Random House/Clarkson Potter, entitled “WHAT I KNOW: Uncommon Wisdom and Universal Truths from 10-year-olds and 100-year-olds.”

The autographed hardcover is a collection of life insights from opposite ends of the life spectrum, compiled as the author traveled all across the country to meet and interview centenarians and children alike.

Among those centenarians featured are Savannah’s own centenarians, Eloise Rogers and Lois Fisher, whom I spotlighted in my Savannah Morning News Sunday column shortly before their 100th birthday in 2008. Last year, things took a turn for the sisters. Fisher fell ill and Rogers moved to Greenville, S.C., at the urging of her daughter. On July 27, 2009, Fisher died at the age of 101.

twins-what-i-know-bookTwins Eloise and Lois were among dozens of 10-year-old youths and 100-year-old sages interviewed by author Roger Emerson Fishman of Los Angeles. The book consists of short quotes and profiles of people from around the nation.

Check out the rules below to enter to win:

  • To enter to win, comment below on the answer to this question. Check out the SouthernMamas Ultimate Holiday Guide. Tell us which event you plan to attend or share your own tip for a fun holiday outing or tradition.  Just click on comments below to share your tip and enter the contest or comment on our Facebook page here. Be sure to become a fan of SouthernMamas on Facebook while there. Entry period closes 9 pm Thurs. Nov. 26. Please tell us your name. We’ll pick a name at random and announce the winner Fri. Nov. 27.
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  • This book would make a lovely holiday present. It highlights unique perspectives on life and the stories behind them.

    Check out the book Web site here and watch the video trailer on the book’s home page to get a sense for the tone and content of the book.

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