Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SPIN (Again!) by Catherine McKenzie

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Emily116
Please email full name and address to stephanieelliot@gmail.com so I can send you SPIN!







I’ve had Catherine McKenzie on MaNiC MoMMy numerous times previously, and have given away SPIN before, but this one is a killer book, I just love her writing and this book is NOW finally YAY, horray, out in the US! It was first published in Catherine’s home of Canada, but we who live in the lower 50 (is that what we say down here?) can now get it! I’m so enthralled with Catherine’s fast-paced and witty writing, and you will be too, if you’re not already a fan. She’s written Spin, Arranged, and another that will be debuting later this summer. I’ll be sharing all of them with you here on MaNiC. She’s truly a fabulous writer. Heck, everyone I feature is great, or else I wouldn’t be telling you about them, but I really, really adore Catherine’s writing. AND, she seems as warm and personable on FB and in emails as she does on the pages of her books!

SPIN: Katie is the typical party girl and goes out to celebrate her 30th birthday, which also happens to be on the eve of a very important job interview for the music mag, THE LINE. When she arrives at the job interview still drunk from the night before, it’s no surprise she doesn’t get the job. What does surprise her is they ask her to go into rehab to follow IT girl Amber Shepherd, write the tell-all expose, and then they’ll give her the job she actually wants. What Katie never expected when she goes into rehab to get the goods on Amber, was that maybe she did need rehab after all, and that maybe she might just actually become friends with Amber. What she does when she gets out of rehab will surprise everyone, even Katie.

I loved SPIN because it was a little like peeking into the life of Lindsay Lohan in rehab, and the ways that Katie matures during her rehab stint shows that it’s possible for even the most skeptical to gain a little insight in rehab. And yes, there’s also a little love connection going on in rehab too, so you won’t want to miss out on SPIN!

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If you’d like to win SPIN leave a comment telling me who your guilty pleasure celebs are to stalk? I always love to hear what’s going on in their lives, but really hate when a couple I think are going to make it file for divorce! NO one makes it in Hollywood! Which celebs do you love to read about? Tell me and you could win SPIN!

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75 comments:

robynn78 said...

all of them... my husband thinks I'm a wealth of knowledge when it comes to crazy hollywood info, or what actor/actress played in movies because I am a junkie when it comes to this!

Dani In Chicago said...

i'm not sure i like to follow any particular celebrity, but i love imdb.com and looking up actors from the 70s and 80s that we havent heard from in a while.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

All of them! I'm an obsessive people and us magazine reader!
Qweska8402

Ally said...

Hugh Jackman and David Beckham.

Bridget said...

All of them! I subscribe to People magazine and get US Weekly and People daily emails.

Iambtinrb

Krystal said...

I don't have any particular celebs that I stalk. I am guilty of checking out the gossip magazines when I'm in the checkout lanes.
kndyer

TaraUB said...

I like reading about the dead ones. I had a whole collection of James Dean books at one time.

susieqlaw said...

I love reading People magazine, US Weekley, etc. I especially enjoy reading about Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Hudson, (so many Jennifers aren't there), Julia Roberts, Colin Firth, etc.

Karen said...

Gerard Butler and Channing Tatum. I am also a huge Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters Fan. I used to looove James Dean as well and have also had movie-crushes on John Travolta and Richard Gere as well. :) ktmixon315

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Lately I have been interested in the whole Katy Perry Russell Brand divorce!

Margaret said...

Honestly for the most part I don't get too caught up in the drama when it comes to celeb's but I have to admit when Madonna is mentioned still from time to time my ears perk up. I guess cause I was a fan as a kid and she still fascinates me really.

Margaret
(singitm)

Sslinsky said...

I love to read about the "real Housewives"

Sarah S.

Twins + 1 said...

The Beckhams, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Zoe, Keith Urban, Usher!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

michelle m! said...

My favorite celeb is Patrick Dempsey, he is truly my McDreamy, but he rarely makes the magazines :(

Katie said...

I am kind of out of the celeb stalking at the moment but I used to be really into stalking the Kardashians-but if I had to pick one it would probably be Neal Patrick Harris and his cutie pie partner!!

Melissa said...

Ahh I'm bad...right now I'll read anything to do with Princess Kate. Real life fairytale? Yes please!

-tmd636

ludy2288 said...

Im not really interested in any particular celebrity..but I'll skim a People or US Weekly every now & then

Dolly said...

I guess I'm more of a 'royal' follower...Hollywood had lost its glitter.

I'm so glad 'Spin' is available in the US now!

jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

faithspage said...

Like most of the celebs, not crazy about Brad and Angelina news though.
Also enjoy news on fashion designers.
kyfaithw at aol dot com

Jessica said...

I love to read about all celebrities. I used to love reading about Nicole Richie but she's not doing anything exciting anymore. I love to read about Regis Philbin because he's my favorite celebrity! I love him so much and miss him!

Thanks!

-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am a People magazine junkie. It is easier to list who I don't like to read about! I could care less about the reality TV "stars". I will skip over any article on the Kardashians, the real housewives, the Jersey shore cast, Paris Hilton, etc., etc.

-Colbey J

Kelly said...

i try and keep up with whats going on in hollywood but i'm not obsessed, unless it's john krasinski

Joani 15 said...

I just love to follow the train wrecks of the Real Housewives franchises. I make sure to check to blogs every day. Don't tell anyone!

Melissa said...

I love reading about Jennifer Aniston. Melissa Rem

Denise said...

I love to stalk ALL celebrities. It gives my sad law school life some entertainment. My favorite website is actually http://surisburnbook.tumblr.com/
all about celebritots from Suri Cruise's point of view. Totally awesome!!

Christina said...

I've always been a sucker for Matt Damon...although he's not a very high profile celeb anymore. I used to be all over the celeb news but have been a slacker about it lately. I need to catch up!

ChristinaL

Read Baby Read said...

Embarrassing confession: I feel like I need to know everything that's happening with the Real Housewives
(yes, all of them).

Carol5814 said...

Whoever is being featured in People and
Us that week. My guilty pleasure is finding both of those magazines in my mailbox on Friday and settling in with them and a glass of Chardonnay on a Friday night.

Leslie said...

I don't really follow any particular celeb, but do check out the entertainment section on MSNBC and sometimes E Online. LeslieGC

Bev V said...

I don't really follow any celebs, okay, maybe I look at Jen Lancaster's webpage about 15 times a week to see if she's posted anything new!

Bev V (shaggy552@gmail.com)

absolutahnie said...

none and proud of it!

jdstec said...

I am a "People" addict. It would be impossible to name only one.

Carie Casey said...

Perez Hilton is the my news website. I love to hear about a lot of celebs. I'm not picky.

Carie

Emma S. said...

All of the celebrities, even the D listers like the Teen Moms, but the Kardashians are my guilty pleasure.

Crystal said...

I follow just about all of them!!

but of course my FAVORITE, which I've loved from afar for more than a decade is: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!!

He is MY MAN!! ;)

crystal717

Juliet Farmer said...

so many! i adore jennifer aniston (as does my husband, who refers to her as his girlfriend!). also love the ryans (gosling, reynolds).

Melissa Hightower said...

I love US Weekly and People but I love the follow the Kardashian's. That family is crazy!!

buttah said...

I don't have a particular celeb that I follow, but one of my daily celeb gossip stops is dlisted.com...there is some REALLY funny stuff on there!!

Anonymous said...

Terrible to admit, but any disasterous celeb news. I think it makes my "regular" life seem perfectly wonderful.

JenFee 9476

accidentalgypsy said...

I'll pretty much read about anyone except reality tv "stars". They drive me crazy. :)

BrendaL71 said...

I'm sure there are other but the only one that comes to mind right now is Queen Latifah. I have always admired her music and acting career. I admire her because she seems the most down to earth of any celebrity out there after everything she has done. Ok, maybe I thought of one more: Ricky Martin. I don't really go crazy about other celebs.

Dawn in CA said...

I love reading People when waiting at the doc and dentist's office.I like to learn about the background stories of American Idol contestants, love anything to do with Oprah, and enjoy the typical celeb gossip, too!

Megan said...

I really like finding out what's going on in the lives of any of the country singers-especially Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert...swoon!
eloisepeaches

Carly said...

Not true celebrities but I like to read about people from reality TV shows. Like Kat Von D and the girls from Teen Mom or people who were on Survivor. I like to know what they're up to now.

Carly H

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I'm not into any specific celeb. Just heavily into TMZ. :) I love EVERYONE & EVERYTHING they report on. The whole staff cracks me up during TMZ Live every day @ 1:30PST. And on the TV show & just in the way they write the stories.

Jeffie T said...

I'm not a huge stalker, but I always pick up People or US when I'm getting my nails done.

Sherry said...

all of them--no one special just fascinated about how others live.

slbercu@msn.com

Shannyn/Toni said...

Hmm. I guess my guilty pleasure celeb-stalking would have to go to the Kardashians. Especially Klohe. After that, would be Paris Hilton.. followed up with all of the Real Housewives. LOL hush! :P

I love your book contests!
Thank you so much for doing them for all of your readers!

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Shannyn/Toni

EBrowning said...

No one in particular...I'm an equal opportunity stalker! ;) If only I spent as much time doing productive work stuff as I do on TMZ or People.com!

equinn726 said...

I love reading about all of them through people.com. Whomever is featured is fun to read and I really like reading about couples like Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck who seem to be truly committed to eachother. There's so much divorce out there and quite frankly, couples who stay together are more interesting to me.

Bernadette7 said...

Robert Downey Jr....I love him and was way too happy when his baby was finally born :)

CAnative66 said...

Not into any particular actress/actor. I end up being more obsessed with the actual shows they are in. Top of my list at this time is Sons of Anarchy, Cougar Town and Happy Endings to name a few.

Nicole

Emily said...

hmm...i'm not sure there's any specific celebrity that i like to stalk...but i will say, my interest is peaked by the kim kardashian/chris humphries debacle, as well as any news on brangelina - mostly because i don't like them and enjoy criticizing whatever they're in the news for. :)

Emily116

Mary said...

I'm pretty stuck on anybody in People magazine. I love reading about Clooney (who doesn't), Pitt and Jolie.

mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I really hate to admit this but I do enjoy reading about the Kardashians, mostly because its like a train wreck I cannot turn away from!

I also love to hear about Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston because I just love them both!

Kimmi said...

Clooney. All Clooney all the time.

Lesley Davis, esq said...

I like reading about Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck. They're such a cute family!

keltban said...

There isn't anybody in particular that I follow. I feel that the celebrity gossip is everywhere..you have a hard time not hearing about something. I follow a lot of comedians and actors/actresses on twitter.

your invisible pixie said...

just all of them. i'm so curious about everything that is going on in everyone's life all the time. it's kind of weird.

Anonymous said...

I don't really follow any celebrity gossip. I'm sure if I wanted any details, I could ask my nieces. They know it all.

-Donna W.

Leah B said...

I don't really follow any one celebrity, but I do read a lot of US Weekly and some gossipy sites. Guilty pleasure, what can I say!

Natalie M. in VA said...

ALL of them! It's so hard to choose just one. :) (But really, who doesn't love a good Brit-Brit story, from time to time?! lol)I subscribe to both People and US Weekly. And I check their websites often, along with Huffington Post. My brain is chock full of random pop culture knowledge and I'm pleased to have good girlfriends who are as up on this stuff as I am so we talk, talk, talk about it all! :)

Terri said...

I can't think of any particulars, but I love to stalk the ones I follow on Twitter. It makes them feel so accessible. I follow most of the Diamondbacks, Jerry Seinfield, Jason Segal, and some local celebs like Matt from KNIX and the Fox10 a.m. crew. Oh, and some local book lady named Stephanie. :)

Terri M.

Kelleyc said...

I get my Peple magazine , so I keep up on what's going on. But I don't go out of my way to "stalk" anyone in particular! I totally skip the stories on the Kardashians.and Jersey Shore..don't care about them!!!

kconley1215 at msn dot com

betsy_blixt said...

Perfect timing for this post. I just has my 32nd birthday this weekend and I went out and partied like I was 22 again. I'm feeling my age today that is for sure. I would have to say Claire Danes, however you don't get much gossip on her lately. I've loved her since My So Called Life so I'm always interested in what she is up too.

Lizett34 said...

Andy Roddick and Landon Donovan! I love them!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Not much of a celeb watcher altho' I do check out the magazine covers when I am line at the store to catch up with all the news.

Books & Reviews said...

No one in particulate ... I just read people.

Becki**** said...

Any actor in Downton Abbey, lol.

Authors. Reality starts from non sleazy reality shows ( Deadliest Catch, Food network etc)

Kate and William

Dawn said...

My favorite are the stars that you haven't heard of in forever and they wind up as a missing person that no one can find. I am always like, "I forgot about that person."

Dawn said...

The Kardashians. What do they do really?

Kristi said...

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck... because, even though they probably aren't, they just seem like a nice, normal, humble couple.

aggiekristi04

Bonnie Y. said...

I love to read about Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Am sad to hear about their split though.

sunnydaysrule AT hotmail.com

cindy r said...

I watch E! News just about every night for my fix right after NBC News with Brian Williams. And while I'm on the computer during the day, I watch the headlines to keep up with ALL THE NEWS.
writeoncindy@yahoo.com

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