Giveaway: Everything Is Awful by Matt Bellassai

Giveaway: Everything Is Awful by Matt Bellassai

Everything Is Awful

Have you been looking for a hilarious work of nonfiction to immerse yourself in this month? We’ve got just the thing. Bookish is teaming up with Atria to give three lucky readers copies of Everything Is Awful by Matt Bellassai. Read the official book description and then enter to win below!

Everything Is Awful by Matt Bellassai

From the breakout star of BuzzFeed comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful and humiliating moments from his life so far, proving “the mantra of his life and career: being a human is hard work, so you may as well make your story funny when you can” (Bustle).

Matt Bellassai has no idea what he’s doing. Well, to be fair, he did become semi-internet famous by getting drunk at work, making him a socially acceptable—nay—professional alcoholic. He’s got some things figured out. But the rest is all just a terrible, disgusting mess.

This is Matt’s book. Just to clarify, though, it is absolutely not a memoir; Matt is far too young to have done anything worth remembering (though he did win an actual People’s Choice Award for his BuzzFeed web series, “Whine About It,” which is pretty good, if you ask his mother). This is also most certainly not a book of advice; he is too woefully ill-prepared for life to offer anything in the way of counsel. Call this a collection of awful moments that led to his grumbling, blundering adulthood—a chronicle of little indignities that, when taken together, amount to a life of hilarious anguish.

With keen wit and plenty of self-deprecation, Matt reveals how hard it is to shed his past as the Midwest’s biggest nerd, and how he came out to his friends and family (the closet was a bit messy). Matt also wrestles with the humiliations of adulthood, like giving up on love in New York City, and combating the inner voice that tells him to say aloud all the things the rest of us are smart enough to keep to ourselves.

You probably don’t need this book, but let’s be honest—you do. Since you’re already reading, you might as well pull up a chair, grab your glass(es) of wine, and enjoy.

Prizes and samples provided by Atria.

Trouble using the form above? Enter here!

 

Official Giveaway Rules

The following are the Official Contest Rules for Bookish’s Everything Is Awful Giveaway (the “Contest”). Bookish is a division of NetGalley LLC, 44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (“Bookish”).

By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. No Purchase is necessary.

To Enter

To enter the Contest, fill out the entry form on the giveaway page. You will automatically be signed up for the Bookish newsletter. If you do not want to receive Bookish’s newsletter, you may opt out at any time.

Eligibility

The Sweepstakes is open to any person over 17 years of age, who resides in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or a U.S. Military installation in a foreign country, excluding employees and consultants of Bookish and their subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members. It is void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter

Entries must be submitted beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 19, 2019, and no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on May 3, 2019.

You may enter one time per person. You must use the entry form supplied by Bookish. Bookish shall not be responsible for lost or interrupted mail or email, lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including, without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online. Entry materials and/or data that have been tampered with or altered are void.

Selection of Winners

Prizes shall be awarded based on a random drawing from among the eligible entries. Bookish shall determine in its sole discretion the method of selecting winners from among the entries and its determination shall be final and binding.

Prizes

Three (3) winners shall receive one (1) copy of Everything Is Awful by Matt Bellassai.

Bookish will send the prize won by the winner to the address indicated by the winner in his/her/their entry. Bookish will mail the prize or use another delivery service as it shall determine. Bookish shall pay all costs of postage and handling.

The suggested retail value of each prize, excluding shipping and handling, is not more than $13. The total value of all prizes to be awarded is not more than $40.

No prize substitutions shall be allowed. Winners are responsible for federal, state and local taxes, if any, on any prizes awarded.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by Bookish.

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