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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Hachette Book Group, this week's swag is Rosie O'Donnell's new memoir, Celebrity Detox: The Fame Game, now available at booksellers everywhere. As I've mentioned here several times, I'm a big Rosie O'Donnell fan. The View is simply unwatchable without her. We need somebody on national television angrily losing their shit about Dubya every day. It was a beautiful thing. We have five copies of Celebrity Detox: The Fame Game to give away today. All of Rosie's net profits from this book are being donated to Rosie's Broadway Kids, a program that brings musical theater to New York City public school children.
Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always brutally honest, this is Rosie O'Donnell's surprising account of the pain, regret, and euphoria involved in withdrawing from celebrity life--and the terrifying dangers of relapsing into the spotlight. Celebrity Detox is Rosie's story of the years after she walked away from her top-rated TV show in 2002, and her reasons for going back on the air in 2006. In it, she takes you inside the world of talk-show TV, speaking candidly about the conflicts and challenges she faced as cohost on ABC's The View. Along the way Rosie shows us how fame becomes addiction and explores whether or not it's possible for an addict to safely, and sanely, return to the spotlight. Chronicling the ups and downs of "the fame game," Rosie O'Donnell illuminates not only what it's like to be a celebrity, but also what it's like to be a mother, a daughter, a leader, a friend, a sister, a short, a human being.
Remember, five winners this week, so your odds are better than most weeks. Enter to win by commenting on this post, please comment only once and remember to leave your email address. Publicists: if you'd like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.


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