WIN! “The Beauty of Different” by Karen Walrond @chookooloonks – DG 10th Birthday Sell Out Day 2

The Dietgirl 10th Birthday Sell Out The prize:  One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Beauty of Different by Karen Walrond.

Available to readers from:  Worldwide

What the heck is it?
The Beauty Of Different is authored by Karen Walrond, the fabulous photographer and writer behind the Chookooloonks blog.

Here's the synopsis from the back of the book:

Constantly bombarded with messages on how to think, how to feel, how to look, it can be very easy to fall into the mindset that we somehow fail as individuals, that we are not enough. But the truth is, those aspects of ourselves that make us individuals are actually the source of our own beauty, our super power.

The Beauty of Different explores beauty in eight fresh ways and challenges the reader to revel in her own uniqueness. Combining beautiful imagery, portraiture, insightful commentary, essays, and interviews, this multisensory exploration of what is really beautiful provokes deeper self-discovery. Designed to connect and inspire, The Beauty of Different encourages the reader to reframe her differences, not as shortcomings, but as characteristics of distinction–maybe even superpowers.

The Beauty of Different Why I dig it
I've not yet read Karen's book – my Amazon-ordered copy must still be bobbing across the seas with all the other delayed post from December's Snowpocalypse.

But I just know it is going to be a cracking read. I'm a longtime reader of her blog – it's one I turn to when feeling grumpy or uninspired. Her vibrant photography, boundless creativity, and calm, thoughtful words never fail to revive. I love reading about her travels, her relationship with her daughter and her quests to photograph 1,000 faces and taste 50 kinds of rum. Karen inspires me to do more, to create more and to appreciate the goodness in everyday life. I just know all that will shine through in printed form.

There is one copy of The Beauty of Different to be won. Simply leave a comment on this blog entry to enter. If you're reading this post via an RSS feed, Facebook or Goodreads, you'll need to click through to the Dietgirl blog. Entries close Monday 31 January 2011 at 12PM GMT. Winners will be drawn at random. Click here to view terms and conditions of the Sell Out.

131 thoughts on “WIN! “The Beauty of Different” by Karen Walrond @chookooloonks – DG 10th Birthday Sell Out Day 2

  1. I would love a copy. If i win it’s going to be a tough decision: keep or give away. Nah, we can share ;-).

  2. Sounds like an amazing book, hope I win πŸ™‚ And I can’t wait for the next podcast to be released!

  3. I have been reading Karen’s blog for a while now and often turn to her for inspiration! Would love to read her book!

  4. Wow, that sounds inspiring – so fed up up of being told how to be/look/what to wear…would love a read, please count me in!

  5. This book sounds great – and my local library isn’t getting it (so far). I’d love to win a copy.

  6. Love the idea of this book and I would love a copy of it!

    Thanks for the opportunity,


  7. Ooh this looks like a beautiful and inspirational book. I’d love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog x

  8. I love Karen Wolrond! I see her popping up in other blogs I read. She’s lovely, and I would love to own her beautiful book!

  9. I reckon this book looks really interesting and ,if it’s not, it looks sizeable enough to define my arm muscles while holding it up. Bonus!

  10. Are there any special chants to make the random number generator look upon you favorably?

  11. Sounds like a great book! Btw – I read about author Gillian Riley from someone else posting on your blog and purchased her “easy book.” It is amazing how much my thinking has changed just from that little book…so thank you – if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have stumbled across her name. Also, I’ve read your book twice and I think you are da bomb!! πŸ™‚

  12. Pick me Shauny! Not only am I just one more of your adoring fans, but this book is also on my amazon wishlist! x

  13. Love to read this book. These are some of the issues that I am discussing with my shrink at the moment – good to see that someone else has voiced them and put them in print – lucky number for me!!! Hopefully πŸ™‚

  14. Please enter me for the book drawing. This is one that I’d like to read with my 13-year old granddaughter. Thank you!

  15. I just bought this book for my BFF for her 40th birthday, and became totally immersed in it myself. Now, I MUST have a copy for myself. It’s truly phenomenal.

    Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

  16. Oooh – that’s a good giveaway – I’ll definitely put myself down for a chance at that ….. who doesn’t need to know they’re beautiful? More beautiful? Amazing? Whatever – sounds ace!

  17. I’d love to win this – it looks great.

    Love from sunny Adelaide and the Tour Down Under.

  18. Ooh, I read that Heather at Dooce is freinds with the author of this one, looks fascinating

  19. Shauna inspires us to change what we can change physically; Karen inspires us to embrace what we are mentally. Sounds like a great combo to me!

  20. She offers wallpapers for computer and iPhone on her website – even if you don’t win the book, you can sign up for her newsletter and get sent links to wonderful photos.

    Also, I just enjoy saying the word “Chookooloonks”.

  21. Wow, 50 types of rum?! That is quite a challenge. Sounds like a good drinking game actually….

    In all seriousness though, sounds like a great book, and thanks for pointing us to the blog, looks like a great new discovery for my blog list!

  22. Great book- just what I need! Non-gimmicky inspiration… Happy birthday, Dietgirl blog!!

  23. Wow! What a great idea for a book. I’d love to give this to my sister for her upcoming birthday!

  24. Hi Shauna, long time reader first timer commenter. I love your blog and have found it so inspiring. I have always struggled with my weight and am now pregnant which has bought up heaps of old weight issues for me i never expected. So now i find the blog even more grounding for me. Continue to write we love to hear your thoughts!

  25. I read your post and immediately tried to get it from my library but they don’t have a copy. I guess the random number generator is my only hope… Well, that or amazon, but let’s try this first.

  26. What amazing PRIZES, Shauna! I’ll have to check out her blog as well, I LOVE the concept of the book and am intrigued by the other projects you said she is pursuing – drinking rum and photographing faces. She sounds like One Amazing Woman.

  27. Another read that I will have to look into if I don’t win this wonderful contest! πŸ˜‰

  28. sounds really interesting to me…. I always wanted to fit in, not to stand out, to be perfect like the others… Accepting myself and loving myself for that what makes me different, is difficult. Would be great do read a book about this topic!

  29. I would love to read this book and share it with my daughter. I want her to be unique and herself and not blindly obey what society wants her to be. This sounds like a great book for just that.

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