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win an autographed copy of ‘The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride’ (now closed)

NOW CLOSED. WINNERS: Janet, Janice, Emily, Hugh, Jodi, Sarah, Sylvia, another Emily, Kent, and Michelle

BUY A COPY: unautographed books at Amazon or autographed books directly from me

WIN: one of ten autographed copies of my new book The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride

HOW: send an email with your U.S. or Canadian mailing address and the name of your favorite quote from The Princess Bride

THE RULES: Here’s a gimme contest for ya: No need to be funny or clever — all you need to do to enter is click to send an email. If you have not won a prize in one of my caption contests or gimme giveaways in 2006*, and you have a United States or Canadian mailing address, you’re eligible to win. (*Micropatrons who’ve snagged some exclusive micropatron goodies are eligible to win.) One entry per person.
After months of fits and I starts, I recently published my first book, The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, about the cult favorite flick, and to celebrate, I’m gonna give away ten autographed copies. Here’s the scoop on the book:

Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you’d love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this geeky deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie ‘The Princess Bride,’ by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson.

In her breezy analysis, Johanson explores why this delightful film — full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles — has endeared itself to millions of moviegoers. From its unusual structure to its archetypal characters, its wonderful quotability to its outrageous humor, Johanson delves into the surprising depth and profound wisdom to be found in this wildly entertaining adventure/fantasy/romance/comedy.

MaryAnn Johanson has been called “one of online’s finest” film critics by Variety. Her pop culture thinkery appears at FlickFilosopher.com, which Time magazine has praised for its “snarky, well-informed commentary.”

If you don’t want to wait to win, buy an unautographed book at Amazon. Or buy an autographed copy directly from me.

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