“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway!
Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest
Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Giveaway contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO copies of the book, courtesy of Dean Street Press. And, remember, we’re also giving away TEN MORE copies via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, July 30 at 9PM EST. We will pick two winners via a random drawing and announce them on Facebook and here on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday July 31).
If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TEN MORE books there as well! (Click here for twitter contest details as well as more information about the book.)
ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, July 30, 9 PM EST —
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
What do you love most about George Sanders?
NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to create the entry for you.
About the Book: What might we dare to expect from an actor’s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of A Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colorful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood’s golden age. But the greatest joy of his memoirs is how funny they are, and how penetrating their author’s wit. Endlessly quotable, every chapter shows that the sardonic charm and intelligence he lent to the silver screen were not merely implied.
George’s early childhood was spent in Tsarist Russia, before he was obliged to flee with his family to England on the eve of the Russian Revolution. He survived two English boarding schools before seeking adventure in Chile and Argentina where he sold cigarettes and kept a pet ostrich in his apartment. We can only be grateful that George was eventually asked to leave South America following a duel of honor (very nearly to the death), and was forced to take up acting for a living instead.
Memoirs of A Professional Cad has much to say about Hollywood and the stars George Sanders worked with and befriended, not to mention the irrepressible Zsa Zsa Gabor who became his wife. But at heart it is less a conventional autobiography, and more a Machiavellian guide to life, and the art of living, from a man who knew a thing or two on the subject. So we are invited to share George’s thought-provoking views on women, friendship, the pros and cons of therapy, aging, possessions, and the necessity of contrasts (Sanders’ maxim: ‘the more extreme the contrast, the fuller the life’).
Previously out of print for many decades, Memoirs of A Professional Cad stands today as one of the classic Hollywood memoirs, from one of its most original, enduring and inimitable stars.
Please note that only Continental United States and Canadian entries are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win in eligible territories (as noted above).
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via this link (or click on image):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub