Thursday, June 25, 2009

Book Giveaway: My Name Is Will

I'm authorized to give away 1 copy. Rules for entry in the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare
by Jess WinField
(c) 2008
Publisher: Twelve
304 pages

"Utterly delicious, original, witty, hilarious and brilliant. Shakespeare In Love on magic mushrooms. The Bard has never been this much fun."

Christopher Buckley, author of Boomsday and Thank You For Smoking

A Tale of two Shakespeares...

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of...

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.

Jess Winfield: "Books That Have Influenced Me"

Read an Excerpt


  • Leave a comment in this post expressing your interest in entering the drawing.
  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
  • If, in the case of a win, you would like me link to your blog in the winners announcement post, provide your URL in your comment or via email. This is not a requirement for entering nor do you have to have a blog yourself in order to enter.
  • If you blog or twitter about this giveaway, send me a link to the post and your name will be entered a second time.
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST Saturday, July 18, 2009. I will select the winners with a random sequence generator using
  • I will announce the winners in a post as well as notify by email. Winners must respond with their mailing info within two days or forfeit. In which case I notify the next entry in the sequence generated by
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Also, for those of you winning the same title in more than one contest, be aware that Hachette may not deliver multiple copies of a single title to a single address.

46 tell me a story:

Jamie 6/25/2009 2:01 AM  

Enter me please... jjhbeautiful at hotmail dot com... thank you...

Susan Helene Gottfried 6/25/2009 2:16 PM  

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

tetewa 6/25/2009 2:32 PM  

I'd like to be included!

chey 6/25/2009 3:04 PM  

Please enter me.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

bermudaonion 6/25/2009 3:34 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)

Marie 6/25/2009 3:49 PM  

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

Rachel 6/25/2009 4:04 PM  

This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown 6/25/2009 4:17 PM  

Sounds interesting, so please enter me!

jgbeads at gmail dot com

mindy 6/25/2009 4:26 PM  

looks fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Pam 6/25/2009 4:32 PM  

This sounds like such a good read. I'm really hoping to win it in one of these contests!

melacan at hotmail dto com

casib69 6/25/2009 4:44 PM  

What a combo. A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare

Anonymous,  6/25/2009 7:04 PM  

Anything Christopher Buckley likes just has to be good. Thanks!

Becca 6/25/2009 7:08 PM  

Please enter me. I would love to read this. I blogged about it here:


Anonymous,  6/25/2009 9:07 PM  

This looks good! Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Unknown 6/26/2009 4:04 AM  

Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Unknown 6/26/2009 6:24 AM  

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.


D Q 6/26/2009 8:02 AM  

Please enter my name in the draw.

Miranda Ward 6/26/2009 9:14 AM  

i would love to read this

Nickolay 6/26/2009 9:34 AM  

Sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance


LuAnn 6/26/2009 10:39 AM  

This sounds too funny! Please enter my name.

CherylS22 6/26/2009 7:36 PM  

Please count me in - Thanks!


Mia J. 6/26/2009 9:08 PM  

This sounds great. Please enter me.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Dawn M. 6/26/2009 11:24 PM  

Sounds like a fun and interesting book. Please enter me. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Lady Roxi 6/27/2009 7:17 AM  

Love to have this.



nfmgirl 6/27/2009 9:40 AM  

I'd love a shot at this book. Looks intriguing. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl 6/27/2009 9:41 AM  

I blogged it:

Anonymous,  6/27/2009 11:37 AM  

Enter me, please.

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Kelly 6/27/2009 1:32 PM  

Wow, sounds like a really unique storyline! I'd love to read it. :)

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Carlene 6/28/2009 7:14 AM  

Please inlcude me in your giveaway.

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Alyce 6/29/2009 10:14 AM  

I would like to be entered.

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Nicole D. 6/29/2009 10:38 AM  

I would like to be entered - thanks!
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jemscout425 6/29/2009 4:44 PM  

i'd love to read this. being a Shakespeare fan, this book sounds interesting

Anonymous,  6/30/2009 5:23 PM  

This book sounds fantastic!! Enter me please!

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jwx4 7/02/2009 6:18 AM  

Enter me please. I'd like to read this.
jwx4 at yahoo dot com

wendy wallach 7/02/2009 11:00 AM  

I am interested..sounds like a great read.

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Nicole C. 7/04/2009 12:32 PM  

I would love to enter!!


throuthehaze 7/06/2009 11:12 PM  

count me in please

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze 7/06/2009 11:14 PM  


throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Valerie,  7/07/2009 6:59 PM  

kawaiineko2008 at aol dot com

Pamela S 7/11/2009 6:45 PM  

Sounds like a fun book. I'd love to be entered. Thanks.


Glenn,  7/13/2009 9:25 AM  

I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Rebecca N. 7/14/2009 10:19 AM  
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Rebecca N. 7/14/2009 10:21 AM  

I would love an entry please! imsosweepy at gmail dot com

Sara 7/16/2009 9:15 AM  

I want to win. Please enter me.
Skkmiller (at) live (dot) com

BurtonBookReview 7/18/2009 7:04 AM  

Please enter me, I would love to win this book!
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the chance!
Marie of The Burton Review

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