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Hiatus: 2009-2012 Sorry, I put the giveaways on pause for a (long) while.

2008 Giveaways (no longer available)

April | Chairs and jazz, courtesy
50 Sad Chairs | Sent to Yuri of Bloomington, Indiana!
50 Sad Chairs | Sent to Rachel of Gansevoort, New York!
Trio M's "Big Picture" (CD) | Sent to Andy of San Diego, California!

2007 Giveaways (no longer available)

November/December | Dumb and drummer, courtesy
Destined for Destiny: The Unauthorized Autobiography of George W. Bush (audiobook) | Sent to Tracey of Lakewood, Washington!
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Coldplay (CD) | Sent to Cat of Omaha, Nebraska!

November/December | NPRama, courtesy
Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters | Sent to Rachel of Baltimore, Maryland!

October | Organicalness, courtesy
Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew | Sent to Chris of St. Catharines, Ontario Canada!

October | Brainicalness, courtesy
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable | Sent to Jackie of Paducah, Kentucky!

September | All's fair in steers and beers, courtesy
Blue Ribbon USA: Prize Winning Recipes from State and County Fairs | Sent to Machelle of Antioch, Illinois!
Travels with Barley: A Journey Through Beer Culture in America | Sent to Stephanie of Medford, Massachusetts!

September | Boo!, courtesy
Creepy Crawls: A Horror Fiend's Travel Guide | Sent to Cheri of Birmingham, Alabama!

August | Fine eatins', courtesy
Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America's Most Valuable Plant | Sent to Jerry of Alhambra, California!
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell | Sent to Michael of Brooklyn, New York!

August | Fancy pants, courtesy
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems | Sent to Adil of London, England!

July | Highbrow and lowbrow, courtesy
Best Food Writing 2006 | Sent to Aubrey of Leonard, Michigan!
Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats | Sent to Alicia of San Francisco, California!

July | Your MySpace photo is so hott, courtesy
Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture | Sent to Karl of Coventry, England!

June | Dear Diary, courtesy
Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic. | Sent to Matt of Webster Groves, Missouri!

June | Big cans, ;-) courtesy
Big Food: Amazing ways to cook, store, freeze, and serve everything you buy in bulk | Sent to Heather of Eugene, Oregon!
Pickled, Potted, and Canned: How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World | Sent to Allison of St. Louis, Missouri!

May | It's all about me! Free copies of my book courtesy, and
Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found | Sent to Amber of Hahira, Georgia!
Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found | Sent to Laura of Chatham, Illinois!

April | Salvation through salvaging, courtesy
The Salvage Sisters' Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic | Sent to Margaret of University City, Missouri!

April | Good grub/bad grub, courtesy
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen | Sent to Kate of Oxford, Mississippi!
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food | Sent to Matt of St. Louis, Missouri!

March | Perfection, courtesy
The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness | Sent to Rachel of St. Louis, Missouri!

March | Just the yummiest stuff, courtesy
Absolutely Avocado | Sent to Allison of Nashville, Tennessee!
The Anatomy of Dessert: With a Few Notes on Wine | Sent to Larry of Blaine, Minnesota!

February | Dynamite stuff, courtesy
Napoleon Dynamite: The Complete Quote Book | Sent to Jackie of West Hartford, Connecticut!

February | All kinds of culture, courtesy
Food is Culture | Sent to Adele of Rosetta, Australia!
White Trash Gatherings: From-scratch Cooking for Down-home Entertaining | Sent to Elizabeth of Manchester, New Hampshire!

January | Tees and booze, courtesy
300% Cotton: More T-Shirt Graphics Sent to Melissa of Chiloquin, Oregon!
Family Guy: Brian Griffin's Guide: to Booze, Broads, and the Lost Art of Being a Man | Sent to Tiffany of Clarkston, Georgia!

January | A bevy of beverages, courtesy
Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer | Sent to Ray of Richfield, Minnesota!
Hot Chocolate | Sent to Amanda of Grandville, Michigan!

2006 Giveaways (no longer available)

December | Billy and Barry, courtesy
Blinking with Fists | Sent to Melissa of Chiloquin, Oregon!
The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog | Sent to Mary-Margaret of Mason City, Iowa!

December | Holidayish stuff, courtesy
Saving Dinner for the Holidays: Menus, Recipes, Shopping Lists, and Timelines for Spectacular, Stress-free Holidays and Family Celebrations | Sent to Katherine of Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania!
The Shopping Bags: Tips, Tricks, and Inside Information to Make You a Savvy Shopper | Sent to Alan and Missy of Arden Hills, Minnesota!

November | Death and silliness, courtesy
The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design | Sent to Natalie of Cornwall, England!
The Ig Nobel Prizes 2: An All-New Collection of the World's Unlikeliest Research | Sent to Ashley of Mount Laurel, New Jersey!

November | Toast, butter and jam — oh yeah, courtesy
Toast: 60 Ways to Butter Your Bread and Then Some | Sent to Hannah of Richfield, Minnesota!
Flavored Butters: Nuts, Dairy, Herbs, Fruit | Sent to Jane of Indio, California!
Gourmet Preserves [Chez Madelaine] | Sent to Carolyn of Minneapolis, Minnesota!

October | Pests to eat and pests to beat, courtesy
Fierce Food: The Intrepid Diner's Guide to the Unusual, Exotic, and Downright Bizarre | Sent to Jane of Jersey City, New Jersey!
The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World | Sent to Lynn of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania!

October | Politics and motorcycle gangs, courtesy
When Penguins Attack! | Sent to David of Denver, Colorado!
Freedom: Credos from the Road | Sent to David of Gainesville, Florida!

September | Gross and disgusting, courtesy
Habitus Disgustica: The Encyclopedia of Annoying, Rude, and Unpleasant Behavior | Sent to Melissa of Santa Ana, California!

September | Back to school, courtesy
The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works | Sent to Kelly of Van Buren, Ohio!
Student's Go Vegan Cookbook: Over 135 Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegan Recipes | Sent to Edwin of Fullerton, California!

August | Cajuns and choppers, courtesy
Harley and Davidson Family Recipes: Celebrating 100 Years of Home Cooking | Sent to Terry of Lemay, Missouri!
Stir the Pot: The History of Cajun Cuisine | Sent to Kathy of Lakewood, Colorado!

July | Keeping cool, courtesy
Ice Cream: The Delicious History | Sent to Zen of Richfield, Minnesota!
Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance | Sent to Aubrey of Forest Hills, New York!

June | In field and kitchen, courtesy
It's a Long Road to a Tomato: Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life | Sent to Hannah of Minneapolis, Minnesota!
Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table | Sent to Amy of Elizabethton, Tennessee!

May | Some "heavy" reading, courtesy
Donuts: An American Passion | Sent to Phil of Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit | Sent to Raymond of Minneapolis, Minnesota!

April | Three free gardening books, courtesy
The Kitchen Garden (Month-By-Month) | Sent to Cindy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
Kitchen Harvest: A Cook's Guide to Growing Organic Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs | Sent to Diana of St. Paul, Minnesota!
Rodale Organic Gardening Basics: Vegetables | Sent to Adrienne of Mulberry, Florida!

March | At the store and at home, courtesy
The Supermarket Diet | Sent to Amy Jo of New York City!
Slug Bread & Beheaded Thistles: Amusing & Useful Techniques for Nontoxic Housekeeping and Gardening | Sent to Corinna of Lake Peekskill, New York!

February | Spicy selections for Valentine's Day, courtesy
Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors | Sent to Kate of Boston, Massachusetts!
Salt and Pepper: 135 Perfectly Seasoned Recipes | Sent to Celia of Cleveland, Ohio!

January | Something to warm you up, courtesy
125 Best Toaster Oven Recipes | Sent to Melissa of Weyers Cave, Virginia!
125 Best Biscuit Mix Recipes | Sent to Marsha of LaVergne, Tennessee!

2005 giveaways (no longer available)

December | Three good reads, courtesy
A Field Guide to Buying Organic | Sent to John of Madison, Wisconsin!
Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters | Sent to Karen of Little River, South Carolina!
The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud's Celebrated New York Restaurant | Sent to Joseph of Tenafly, New Jersey!

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