Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Be Manly Book Blast: Giveaway for a $15 Amazon Gift Card and Paperback!


How To Be Manly
When Fatty Matty Sullivan finds a self-help book by former football great Tad Manly at a yard sale, he secretly starts following the old pro’s advice to get in shape and get the girl. Summer goals: lose the milkshake weight, join the football team, and turn himself into the kind of guy super hot Cassie Bale will love.

But between taking care of his grandfather, trying to pass remedial Algebra, and getting caught up in his friend Jester’s half-baked weed-dealing schemes, Matty’s summer isn’t quite the game-changer he’d planned. When on top of it all his dad moves back in with his own plans to get rich quick, Matty suddenly has much bigger things to worry about than football and whether or not Cassie’s going to call him back. And it turns out that there might be more to being manly than he thought.

Maureen O’Leary Wanket’s debut is a sharp, comic novel about trying to do the right thing… even when you’re not sure what that is.

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Meet the Author:

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Maureen O’Leary Wanket is a writer and teacher living in Sacramento, California with her husband and two daughters. How to Be Manly is inspired by the humor and courage of the students she’s met in her classrooms over the past twenty years. She loves high school football, but only when she happens to teach at least half of the players on the field.

Her short stories have appeared in Esopus, Xenith, Fiction at Work, Blood and Thunder, Musings on the Art of Medicine and Prick of the Spindle.

Maureen writes articles about issues in education for local and national publications. She also muses about inspirations for a writer’s life in Friday Free Topic at

How to Be Manly is her first novel.

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  1. One of my best memories was in high school where I was honored as the "Fifth Class Officer", in my Senior year. Most classes in high school have 4 officers a year, elected by the class population. Our Senior class president and vice president were dating; they went out one night and got in a car wreck that killed the Senior class president and horrifically injured the vice president. Our senior class only had 3 officers then, so I stepped up to help out in various events that year. At our senior class banquet I was honored with the award for Fifth Class officer, just an honorary title but it made me feel very good :)

  2. Well actually I hated lot of it, however I was a cheerleader (mat-maid) for the wresting team. Every home game/meet my dad would make sure to be there. I really appreciated that! It was quite wonderful to know he was supportive and proud.

  3. The birthday celebrations were always so much fun!

    I was definitely not a fan of school years, elementary or high school. Not having a lot of money left us the brunt of many jokes. Small lunches, and always being the least one to get anything handed in, like permission slips or lunch money - those things didn't help either.

  5. Being told that I cheated on a test when I never opened my mouth. Thank you



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