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Everybody loves free stuff (especially when it’s awesome) and everyone loves contests (especially when they’re easy), so everyone’s guaranteed to love the THE DUDE ABIDES FREE BOOK CONTEST courtesy of The Dudespaper and Dudeism—It’s equal parts easy and awesome.
All you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with BOOK CONTEST in the subject header and your mailing address in the body of the email. If you’re one of the first 100 to do so, you’ll receive a free advance copy of The Dude Abides by our friend and fellow Dudeist Priest, award-winning author and columnist Cathleen Falsani. The beauty of this plan is its simplicity. But you’ve only got to do one simple thing after that: once you’re done reading the book, post a review of the book at any of your favorite retailers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.). Just write what you think: It’s just, like, your opinion, man.
Hurry up and email as 100 people are bound to sign up very quickly. Chop chop!
As for ourselves, we’ve already read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it — and not just because it prominently mentions Dudeism (though that’s pretty far out in itself); The Dude Abides is an entertaining investigation into what makes all of the Coen Brothers films so profound, enduring, moving and inspiring.
Want to know what other people think? Here’s a very positive early Publisher’s Weekly review (you have to scroll down the page). There will surely be many more kudos to come once the book is released.
Here’s some detail and background about the book from Zondervan, the publisher:
Whether you’ve seen only a couple or every single one of their fourteen films enough times to quote them by heart, you know Joel and Ethan Coen make movies like no one else in cinema. The Oscar-winning Coen brothers’ quirky and enduring films are rich with meaning—much of it hidden just beneath the surface, gems of spiritual and existential insight waiting to be excavated.
Join award-winning religion columnist Cathleen Falsani as she explores the deeper truths found in these engrossing movies. Falsani examines each of the Coen brothers’ films, from their debut, Blood Simple, to their latest, A Serious Man. Ranging from iconoclastic comedies such as Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski to an unblinking treatise on the nature of evil in No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers have created moral universes in which some of life’s essential questions are asked—if not always answered.
These queries run the gamut from the meaning of life and enlightenment, to the fundamental nature of truth and love. There is seemingly no question the Coen brothers are afraid to tackle, either with a wink and a smile or brutal honesty (and sometimes both). As Falsani examines the soul of the movies, she weaves her own experiences, impressions, and cultural and spiritual analysis with a journalist’s keen eye for investigation and a film lover’s passion for the cultural medium.
We’re happy to help Cathleen help get the Dude Word out. So please support her with her cycle by contacting us right away, then reading the book and posting a review on any big retail website—plus your blog, if you’ve got one.
If you email us, dude, it is no dream.