|Book Mail = Happy Mail!|
Riverhead Books ran a contest back in March via Instagram and Facebook, which author Elizabeth Gilbert shared on her feeds, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Eat Pray Love's release (on 3/30) called #EatPrayLoveSweeps. All you had to do was share a photo of your well loved copy of EPL for a chance to win a 10th Anniversary Edition of EPL (with new Intro by Liz) and a cope of the new anthology of essays by folks inspired by Liz's journey entitled Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It (Intro by Liz).
I shared a photo on my IG feed of the title page where Liz signed back in 2013 (and filled in my bookplate for me because I had unwittingly left it blank!) which you can also see here in this photo (bottom left corner).
I found out while I was listening to the EPL audio as I was sitting in my mother's hospital room back in March waiting for her to come back from having another TIA/mini-stroke related followup test that I had been randomly chosen to win the copies! What a coincidence, and just what I needed to perk me up a bit at that moment.
We arrived home this Sunday from a much needed long weekend away in the mountains of Northwestern NJ (yes, NJ has mountains!) to find my winnings sitting on the front porch, patiently waiting for me.
Much to my surprise, Riverhead Books also included Liz's latest, Big Magic! I can't thank them enough for being so gracious!