Hello, l'astronave nation!
Now is your chance to win BIG.
Get one of these three geography books, written by moi! and dazzle your friends with FACTS!
Facts such as, "The Republic of Finland is a country in northern Europe"!
And, "The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy."
Or, did you know, "Slovakia's average gross domestic product per person is one of the highest in central Europe"?
No? Well, I bet your friends don't either (unless they're Slovak).
[All quoted lines above are actual copyrighted material!]
Yup, copies of my geography books have finally arrived, hot off the press. (Well, they're cool now, but they do have that new book smell.)
After 15 other titles, believe me, I can't give these away.
Unless you want one!
If you do, o lucky friends, leave me a comment.
I'll put your names in a hat next week (Wednesday, August 4) and draw the winners.
You'll have to e-mail me your address if I don't have it, of course, but I promise I won't sell it to charities who will bombard you with free junk. (I've received three calendars, one T-shirt, and a Tibetan prayer flag this summer, all from charities.)
It's no problem to mail the books out of the country, if you're not in the US.
If you have a preference, let me know which title you'd like, the Netherlands, Slovakia, or Finland.
I have a few older titles too:
Bolivia, Chile, Democratic Rep. of Congo, El Salvador, Kuwait, and Yemen, if you'd like one of those. These countries still exist, so the facts you'd learn would still win you points in Trivial Pursuit.
Also let me know if you'd settle for any one, if your first choice is taken.
NOTE:I did squeeze some truly interesting facts into these books, such as the comparative value of the island of Manhattan when the Dutch bought it ($0.05 cents/acre) and now ($827,000/acre).
And, the good news that the Finns won the 2009 Wife-Carrying World Championships in Finland, after losing to Estonia for ten years.
Plus, who'd have guessed Marcus Aurelius wrote part of his famous Meditations during his down time while invading Slovakia?