Damage Control: A Book Giveaway! On My Personal Blog!

Enter to win a copy of Damage Control: Women on the Therapists, Beauticians, and Trainers Who Navigate Their Bodies!

Although I don’t intend to make a habit of posting giveaways on Mama Saga (I have Mamanista! to give away cool stuff) I’m excited to join in the fun of the Rocks in My Dryer Fall, Y’all Bloggy Giveaway. Since I know Karma is Real, maybe this will mean I’ll actually win one of the bazillion (I’m a Libra, I exaggerate a little) contests this time around.

People send me books. Sometimes they are books I specifically request, sometimes they let me know they’d like to send them and I say cool, and sometimes they just arrive out of the blue. I like to read. I read a lot. I read a wide variety of books. Or at least I used to before my mind became singularly focused on keeping Miss Baby Diva stimulated, secure, and safe from falling down the stairs.

However, even when I used to spend hours a day reading, I was never really into “Chick Lit.” So, unfortunately, I can’t tell you if Damage Control: Women on the Therapists, Beauticians, and Trainers Who Navigate Their Bodies is a good book or not. But I’m sure if you like the idea of celebs like Minnie Driver and Rose McGowan dishing about the people who help keep them fit, beautiful, and more or less sane, you’ll enjoy this book.

I’m hoping to give this book a new happy home where its fabulous anecdotes will be better appreciated.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by November 2 and just tell me which type of professional you rely on the most to keep your body and/or mind in tip top shape…or who you WOULD love to see if you only had the time and money. Make sure to put your website or e-mail address in the “your website” field so I can reach you if you win. I hate spam and will only e-mail you if you win!

Contest Ends: 11:59, November 2 and the winner will be announced on Nov. 3

Open only to U.S. (including Military Addresses) + Canada.

Shameless Plug: While you are here, please check out Mamanista’s latest contests–we have a whole bunch ending in the next two weeks, including:

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  1. Tabitha says:

    My Chiropractor keeps me sane and my hairdresser know way too much about me. I’ve heard about this book, it looks interesting. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  2. I rely on God. He is the ultimate physician. I do see drs. but not often.

  3. Hillary says:

    I would love a personal trainer.

  4. grace says:

    A personal trainer would be nice so that I won’t cry everytime I look at the mirror!

    Please count me in!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Count me in! PS – I love your dragonfly background…I have a ‘thing’ for dragonflies!



  6. vmkids says:

    I love to read and this would be a good read.

  7. fangirl says:

    I rely on myself, but I could probably use a therapist.

  8. Thea says:

    I would want a personal trainer, and a time management expert to help me figure out when I could go SEE the personal trainer…

  9. Alecia says:

    I don’t see any professional because I can’t afford it. If I could afford it, I would like to get my hair cut by a professional. I haven’t had my hair cut by someone other than myself in years because it’s just too expensive.


  10. Nora Scott-Platt says:

    I would see a therapist.
    I would love to see the mardi gras in New Orleans


  11. FENICLE says:

    AWESOME!! Thanks for entering me.


    Come Visit My GIVEAWAY!

  12. I rely on my boot camp and yoga instructors to keep me sane. I have a tremendous amount of stress and working with them really helps me.

  13. My massage therapist! He keeps me sane.. and relaxed

  14. Carol says:

    I would see my doctor. And I’d still see my doctor even with lots of $$$. I know…B O R I N G

  15. Anonymous says:

    Brad Pitt?
    Ok, a personal trainer …
    Karen (karenyoram@gmail.com)

  16. pancak says:

    I’d love to see a dermatologist to get a few things cleared up and taken care of. :)

  17. Kim says:

    i would love to have a personal trainer

  18. Christine says:

    My professionals are my kids who keep me sane and God of course. LOL. What an interesting book.

  19. Marie says:

    If I had the money, I would have a personal chef. I loooove great food but am not so great at cooking it, LOL.

  20. I am slightly biased because I am a nurse but I think NPs are wonderful. They have knowledge and expertise comparable to a physician but spend time and develop relationships with patients.

  21. redron says:

    This books sounds like it might add incite to me and others like me. Personal trainers are to die for.

  22. Nise' says:

    My daughter ’cause she covers my roots for me every month! Also Cathe’ ’cause her workouts kick my butt. Count me in.

  23. Jill says:

    If I could I would see a massage therapist everyday.

  24. Sounds interesting. I think I rely on a little girl time at the spa to keep sane. Always more fun with my friends of course.

  25. I rely on my WL Surgeon to keep me in check. Because of him and his diet plan, I’ve lost 217 pounds! Now, if I had the money, I’d hire a personal trainer and a good plastic surgeon! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Linda SS says:

    My mom,husband,&kids keep me sane, my friends keep me happy, my grandkids keep me laughing, my oncologist & surgeon have kept me alive, and my love for Jesus gives me peace.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I rely on God.

  28. Lara Aleff says:

    I rely on my Therapist to keep my mind healthy.

  29. Emily says:

    I rely on my hairdresser to keep my hair looking somewhat descent!


  30. Tara says:

    I’m working on being my own personal trainer compliments of Curves! And hey, if I win and I don’t like it I can always pass it on!

  31. JewelsHud says:

    Hmmm – I would love a personal trainer – but on an everyday personal level, I try to rely on God to help me through! I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!


  32. Atreau says:

    I really need a personal trainer!

  33. David says:

    personal trainer

  34. Anonymous says:

    My beautician for sure.
    Theresa N

  35. Suzanne says:

    I rely on my massage therapist to keep both body and mind in tip-top shape!

  36. Anonymous says:

    i rely on God, he is the perfect healer

  37. Emily says:

    i rely on my doctor’s right now – i would LOVE to rely on a masseuse. :) if i had the $$!

  38. Anonymous says:

    I rely on my chiropractor!! Thanks! meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Mari says:

    Yes, please!! I wish I could say trainer, but it is probably be hairstylist

  40. Anonymous says:

    I’d like a creativity coach.
    There’s a famous creativity coach named Eric Maisel who deals with the emotional problems of artists, such as fear of performing, writer’s block, depression, lack of inspiration and lack of support from family members.
    Creative types get discouraging feedback from family members who want them to get a regular profession. So for artists, a mentor is important.