Today marks the launch of GetGlue.com’s Guru Giveaway program! Here’s a list of all the giveaways currently running on the site. Please note that books or movie tickets will be distributed only to Gurus of related items.
Worried that your Guru-fu isn’t as strong as you’d like it to be? For these first few weeks, don’t despair too much: if you see a giveaway that you like, check the list of related items—we may have included a very limited number of items without Gurus, so you can try to secure a Guruship and win!
Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion, by Gary Vaynerchuck.
In Crush It, the hardest working man in the wine business teaches you how to build a career around what you’re passionate about.
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, by Jason Lanier.
From The New York Times review: “…[You Are Not a Gadget] is lucid, powerful and persuasive. It is necessary reading for anyone interested in how the Web and the software we use every day are reshaping culture and the marketplace.”
Lost and Philosophy: The Island Has It’s Reasons, by Sharon Kaye
In case you forgot, Lost comes back to television tonight! In this title, twenty-one philosophers tackle the deeper mysteries of the show, including: Who are the Others? How do we know we’re not patients in Hurley’s psych ward? What if the Dharma Intitiative is experimenting on us?
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, by Susan Jane Gilman.
From the publisher: “Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman’s new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes.”
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, by Terry Teachout.
This biography from Wall Street Journal Arts reporter Terry Teachout examines the life of Louis Armstrong, one of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. The title made the Washington Post’s best-of list for 2009, and Amazon.com chose it as one of the five best biographies of the year.
Blame, by Michelle Huneven.
The publisher describes this book as, “a spellbinding novel of guilt and love, family and shame, sobriety and the lack of it, and the moral ambiguities that ensnare us all.” It seems like the National Book Critics Circle agrees—they just nominated it for their 2010 award in fiction.