Friday, January 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos - Excerpt and Giveaway!

Title: Life in a Fishbowl
Author: Len Vlahos
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: Januaary 3, 2017
Source: Publisher

Hi everyone!

I am super pleased that I get to share with you an excerpt from the book Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos!

Don't worry, I wont bore you with my talk today!  We all know you are really here because you want to read an excerpt of this book and then enter the giveaway...and maybe even then go order your own beautiful gorgeous copy!

So here you go!


Jared kept the news of his brain tumor to himself for four days, spending most of that time lying on his office floor, trying to think. He came out just often enough to make sure his family wouldn’t suspect anything was amiss, going right back in once he was convinced they were thrown off the scent of trouble.
Jared tried hard to think of a way out of what he saw as his financial predicament. There was college to pay for soon. And cars and spring break vacations and whatever else kids needed money for. But mostly he was just trying to think. When he was bored with lying in the dark, he would turn on his computer and click from once cancer website to the next. The grim news he read about high-grade glioblastoma multiformes made his head hurt, and he found himself linking instead to news and entertainment sites.
That was how he happened on a strange article from a few months earlier:
Divorced Man Auctions His Life Online
March 14—Worldwide News Now
When Jens Schmidt realized he needed a fresh start, he auctioned his material possessions online. From an unused tube of toothpaste to a 2002 Toyota Camry, Schmidt put his entire life up for sale to the highest bidder.
The thirty-four-year-old Dutchman, a successful attorney who likes to hang glide and ski, seemed to have it all. But then his wife of seven years, an Italian woman named Anna Mazzucchi, filed for divorce, and Schmidt deided it was time to move on.
“I just didn’t want any reminder of my life before,” he said.
Schmidt’s listing includes his house, his hot tub, his clothes, his television, his cat, and his car. He also notes: “My friends are included in the package. If you win the auction, they promise they’ll be nice to you.”
Jared looked up from the article on his computer screen, and the world froze for a moment.
An idea started to percolate in Jared’s brain. A crazy idea. An idea only a man with a high-grade glioblastoma multiforme could possibly have. He would auction his life—not his things, but his actual life—on eBay. The euthanasia lobby was pressuring him to take a position on a proposed expansion to Oregon’s right-to-die laws; he would become their post boy. Jared Stone, for sale to the highest bidder—do with him as you please.   

This excerpt from Life in a Fishbowl was provided by the publisher.


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