15 Book Giveaway! Enter to Win My Book Collection

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It’s a rare, but fun giveaway day here at Man Vs. Debt!

I’ve done these every now and then, but nothing like you’ll find today… Today I’m giving away the remaining books in my own collection – all of them.

And they are good ones, too.

There are 15 different real-life, tree-killin’, bonafide book-books.

I’m going to pick one winner to get them ALL. That’s right, I’m going to personally pack and ship all of them to a single lucky winner. Whoo-hoo!

There are several ways to enter, which you can read about my scrolling down below. Each entry is weighed the same, but you’ll get chances to enter up to four times.  :-)

I’ll pick a winner at 8:00 am EST on Dec. 14th and post the update here.

UPDATE: A winner has been selected! See the video below for the process of selecting a winner:

First, though… the awesome line-up:

What You Win: All 15 Books…

Never Get A Real Job by Scott Gerber

The book is hot of the press and getting a lot of buzz in entrepreneur and blogging circles. I’m new to Scott, but I love his straight-forward, no nonsense advice and approach. The book’s subtitle is awesome: How to Dump your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke.

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

You all know how big of a fan I am of Chris Guillebeau. I have one non-personal copy of Chris’ blockbuster book left and I’m throwing it in. Chris and his writing have had a more positive impact on my business and life than any other source. Plus, we are featured in Chapter 8!  :-)

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Tony is the guy behind the amazing company Zappos, which I got to tour when I was in Las Vegas for BlogWorld. The company and it’s people have amazing stories and are world-renowned for their unbelievable customer services (think ordering pizzas and sending flowers to people… crazy stuff).

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of those people you always hear good thing about – in fact, I’ve never heard anything that wasn’t raving about her! We’ve only met once – for about 3 seconds – thanks to Glen Stansberry, however I’m plotting behind the scenes to meet her soon (no, not stalking… planning…). Did I mention the book is a NYT Best Seller?

Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland

Erin runs the wildly popular blog Unclutterer and has written this great resource for de-cluttering and organizing. Both the book and her blog was a great resource – not only for us personally – but in helping inspire the guides Sell Your Crap.

eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier

The title of this book is self-explanatory and along with the book below it were used as research assistants when I was putting together Sell Your Crap. This book is actually very helpful.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Money with Craigslist by Skip Press

This book was another I got as a reference when compiling Sell Your Crap – however, unlike eBay for Dummies – I found this little to any help. I wasn’t really impressed at all and wasn’t able to use almost any to help my purposes. Free is free, though – and it may be able to assist you better.

Privacy Means Profit by John D. Sileo

This was a book I was sent for free that I actually held onto to read myself. I never got the time to dig in, but it looks very compelling. It appears to be a very factual and action based book on how to prevent and deal with identity theft – a topic we can all use a little knowledge on. :-)

Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth

Finally back to a book I do love and adore!  :-)  J.D. is the founder and editor of the insanely huge blog Get Rich Slowly. Many of you knew I staff wrote for GRS for a year recently. If there was one person I would turn to for well-rounded personal finance advice myself – it would be J.D. – no joke, he knows his stuff.

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

This book is by the same publisher and in the same series as J.D. Roth’s book, however I haven’t dug into this one myself. The great people over at O’Reilly sent it to me. If it’s even close to the caliber of J.D.’s writing, it’ll be a worthy read though!

How to Be Rich and Happy by John P Strelecky and Tim Brownson

This is a book co-written by Tim Brownson, who I occasionally admit in public is a friend – and who may have helped coach me for a period of time. :-)  All kidding aside, Tim is a great guy – and this book is actually signed by John AND Tim (with a message to me). Despite that awesome signature, I know Tim would wan’t me to pass it along so that others could benefit. :-)

The Skinny On: The Art of Persuasion by Jim Randel

The Skinny On book series – which I’ve given away here before – are tiny, quick books that feature stick figure drawings. At first this sounds a little amateur, until you realize the advice and presentation are top-notch. There are no frills, just straight, fun advice on a wide variety of topics. In the case, persuasion!

The Skinny On: Networking by Jim Randel

One of my favorite of all the Skinny On series, this short guide is on networking genuinely!

A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

Another book in which I’m in love with the subtitle: “Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future”. My mother turned me onto Daniel Pink and his books and I read this one a plane trip. He has a compelling voice and very complete writing skills – reminds me of the few Malcolm Gladwell books I’ve read (which is a huge compliment).

Drive by Daniel Pink

I’m only about half way done with this second Daniel Pink book, but will make a point to finish it by the time I have to send out all these books to the winner. This title focuses all around motivation – a topic I’m really enjoying! :-)

How to Win these 15 Books!…

There are four simple ways to enter to win:

1. Leave a Comment on this post.

As simple as it can get, simply scroll down and leave a comment below. Be sure to include a working email (it’s anonymous).

2. Like Man Vs. Debt on Facebook and leave a comment on a thread there.

Click above to Like Man Vs. Debt on Facebook, then visit the MvD Facebook Page and leave a comment on the official giveaway thread I started.

3. Follow @ManVsDebt on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway.

Follow @ManVsDebt and tweet (or retweet my tweet) about the giveaway. Be sure to include the hashtag below so I can track entries (easiest way: copy and paste this below)…

Baker is giving away 15 popular books for FREE today over @ManVsDebt –> http://bit.ly/dVMXHe #MvDBooks

4. Sign up for email updates – access a special link this Monday.

In this coming Monday’s post to email subscribers there will be a special link inserted at the very top of the email. This won’t be available on the blog or to RSS subscribers (email only). This link will allow you to get one final entry if you are on the list.

You can sign up below to ensure you get it. You’ll also get the Free Email Series “5 Barriers to Freedom… and how to destroy them.”




Christine Potje December 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Ship them my way brother!

Moneymonk December 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

I would love to have Scott Gerber’s book “Never Get A Real Job”

Michelle Ponte December 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Baker-Love your work! You have motivated me to sell my crap. Also, great interview on How to Get A Grip!

MutantSuperModel December 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Count me in. I’ve wanted to OWN Happiness Project since I borrowed it from the library and you have a bunch of books on there I’d love to read. YAY Giveaways are fun :)

Jennie December 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

This is an awesome giveaway! There are a several books on your list that I’ve been wanting to read. :)

Andy December 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Good deal man. I could do with winning those books and unburdening your life of the excess clutter which they represent :)

Steve Zussino December 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Count me in as well! I would love to get my book collection growing (too many cookbooks)

Nathan December 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I get such a kick out of your website and mostly use the RSS to keep up to speed. I’ve already paid off a tonne of debt from your ideas and I am currently working on plans to ebay and craigslist lots of stuff that just sits around & that I hold on to for less than sentimental reasons… do I need my iPod docking station to simply charge my iPod when myPC does that job just fine. Those autographed cd’s I have framed are sitting behind the dresser, not on display…thanks for the ideas.

Roy Naim December 9, 2010 at 12:04 PM


I was kinda hoping for the guide about RVing…guess not 8). Hehe.

That said, that is ONE nice selection of books and would be awesome to add them to my library and of course, read them, review them, and have fun.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

William Wolf December 9, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Thanks for the opportunity, and for the great website in general :) Keep up the good work.

Mike December 9, 2010 at 12:08 PM


Rhonda December 9, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Would love to win these! Thanks for the chance.

Wojo December 9, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Awesome collection I’d love to get my hands on. :)

Ben December 9, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Looks like a great collection and I have never read even one of them!

Randall December 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM

These books all look phenomenal! I’m currently an American veterinary student in the Caribbean and looking forward to using your tips to abolish $150,000 in student debt. Thanks for the great ideas!

Jenn December 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I would love to win this!

Don December 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I’m big on books! Pick me!!

Joanna Mach December 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM


I am interested very much in getting the books.

Have been your fan throughout, however did not register earlier.

thank you


leo December 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I would love to win some of your books, top blog!

Jessica December 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Some great titles in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

T December 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

You’ve got some great titles there.
Would love to read them myself.

Crystal Tracy December 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

my husband and I are new to simplifying, but we feel it’s important. we would love to have the books as resources to start us on the right path. thanks!

Danielle McGaw December 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Great collection of books and yes, I would love to have them. I’ve been enjoying your posts lately, too. Can’t remember who sent me here but glad they did. :)

andria December 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

yes please!!!!

Nancy L. December 9, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Hoping to win, read them, and then pass them along to others! :)

Mary Ferrara December 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Love the blog, and have you linked in my sidebar of mine. I would be so happy to win all these books! Thank you so much for the nice giveaway!

Excited to hear your announcement!

Stephanie December 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

How generous! :)

Brenda December 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Woohoo! Great titles-I’d love to win this one.

Carrie December 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Looking forward to what’s coming Monday! Would love the books, too. Thanks!

Tanya December 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Please count me in. I could use some helpful books and would be thrilled to win

Kelly December 9, 2010 at 12:46 PM

I LOVE your stuff. Been following for a while and you have been a mentor for me in more ways than one. I would love to own these books. They would help me get the info to my readers!

David Galloway December 9, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Hi Baker, I hope to win the giveaway. Thanks!

Jordan December 9, 2010 at 12:49 PM


Shirl December 9, 2010 at 12:49 PM

How cool is this? good luck to all!

Rachel Rodgers December 9, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Every entrepreneur needs information on managing finances and becoming debt free. If I win, I vow to read each and every book and write a review w/ takeaways on each one on my blog! :)

~ Rachel Rodgers, Lawyer to Gen Y Entrepreneurs

Evan Brown December 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM


Bill Bulloch December 9, 2010 at 12:55 PM

This would be a true gift to someone struggling to find their way in this jumbled up world we live in. Thanks for the thought Adam!

Cat December 9, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Cool books! Thanks!

Brett | Investing Part Time December 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM

count me in!

Suzanne Antinoro December 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM

You’re always so generous, what a wonderful holiday giveaway! Best of luck to everyone and happy holidays to you and your family!

Rose December 9, 2010 at 12:58 PM

What a fabulous giveaway! Count me in!!

John T December 9, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Love your blog. I know I’ll love your book collection!

Bradley December 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Awesome list of books! Would love to get a copy of several of those.

Samantha December 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM

I’d love to own all of these books! It’d be life changing!

jeff December 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Okay, this is not helping with the clutter issue, but in the best way! :)

Janet Bass December 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Maybe these books will get my husband on board to get us out of the hole we’re in.

Lindsay December 9, 2010 at 1:01 PM

I do love me some books! :)

Cindy December 9, 2010 at 1:02 PM


What an incredible offer! I’d love to be the recipient.

You’re a constant inspiration. Thanks for sharing your journey!

Michael December 9, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Hope to win the giveaway!

Kevin I December 9, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Count me in!

Jeff @ Sustainable Life Blog December 9, 2010 at 1:03 PM

I’d love to give them all a look.

aileen December 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Please enter me in the giveaway..thank you!

Peg December 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

The books sound great. Would love to win them!! Thanks :)

Karie Price December 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Very generous of you to be giving away such a wealth of knowledge! Would love to win these books!

Leanne December 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

I have been reading this blog forever. Yes I do want to win your books! Yes I am always wondering if I should leave a comment but I never do. People seem to get engaged in discussions in the comments section and my comment wouldn’t fit in. And besides, I am in Canada. Anyways, I find the whole manvsdebt – concept very inspiring and I hope you keep up the blog for long!! Merry Christmas and have a great year (everybody!!!)


Stephanie B December 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Awesome set of books! I’ve been meaning to get the Art of Non-Conformity for a while now.

Kyle December 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM

keep up the good work!

Ben Whitaker December 9, 2010 at 1:12 PM

This is great. I love the blog.

Jeff Johnston December 9, 2010 at 1:14 PM

What a great idea! Those look like some good books! :) Excited for your upcoming announcement!

Iris Robin December 9, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Hey Baker- Great Giveaway! Love reading your blog.

David December 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM


amy t schubert December 9, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Awesome! I love to read and those books all look amazing …. Thanks so much!

Jim Kelly December 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Some great stuff here I’ve been wanting to read.

Jonathan Tollefson December 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM

It would be great to win these!! Thanks!

Carriann December 9, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Can’t wait to win and hear on Monday your big announcement. Keep up the good work!

Kyle December 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I would love to read all of those!

Teresa December 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Ok, I am such a sucker for books. My husband and I have been purging our home of them (we’re talking boxes and boxes…so many that the library we were donating to said no more!)…..but, I would really like a couple of the included books! So, throw my name in the hat and if it’s meant to be, it will be (and if not, I will not have to coerce the library to take anymore when I am done with them)! :)

Enjoying your writing and looking forward to the “news” on Monday!

sarah December 9, 2010 at 1:37 PM

fantastic list!

Suzy December 9, 2010 at 1:38 PM

I want that!

Dean Ouellette December 9, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Another great contest Baker

Fernando December 9, 2010 at 1:39 PM

I like your blog very much!

nina December 9, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Nice giveaway!

Karen December 9, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Hard to pass up free books (homeschoolers have an infatuation with them) but as a crunchy minimalist its hard to justify getting more paper products to take up space! However, they look like great reads and I’d love to read Chris B’s book particularly. I know my family could get alot of good stuff from your reads and then pass them on to others.

Nate December 9, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Love the Skinny On books – interested in many others

Jess December 9, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I also just followed you on Twitter! Pick me! Pick me!

OnaMission December 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM

I am one of those quiet, never-says-a-word-but-totally-appreciates-what-you-say kinda fan. I follow 4 blogs and they were all cross-recommended by way of yours. I’m thinking our philosophies follow the same threads. I’d be happy to absorb your library and pay it forward….
You change the world!

Jim Sullivan December 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM

I have been reading for about a month now. We are just starting out in this whole approach. Thanks for all the insight so far!

Joe December 9, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Yes please!

Anita December 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM

They sound like great books!

Annie December 9, 2010 at 2:06 PM


I’m not a real big commenter here on your blog but I get your updates via email and read them religiously. Would LOVE to have your book collection. I’ve got a soon to be 17 year old daughter with whom I’d like to share the books. She’s looking for a way to create an income and design the life she wants. These books would be a great start!

Brian R December 9, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Thanks for the contest

randall December 9, 2010 at 2:08 PM

If you give them to me, I’ll give them to the folks in my upcoming Fireball Marketing class.

Otherwise, you should give them to a brand new subscriber. Oh, and do you do phone consulting?

Terry December 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Pick me! Pick me! I love Man Vs. Debt! I love books!

Blake Kanewischer December 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM

I’d love them!

Tom Owens December 9, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Santa Baker? Why not? Your writing has been a gift that keeps on giving. A win would be the perfect jumpstart to a crap-free 2011. Speaking of Santa, I’m betting that A, C and M have fired up the sleigh and will be circling the globe soon. Look out, world!

Candice December 9, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Those books would fit nicely on my shelf!

Todd@PhitZone December 9, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Sweet, I love books. :)

Maria December 9, 2010 at 2:27 PM

I am soooo in the drawing! Yay, books!

Andy Hough December 9, 2010 at 2:31 PM

These books would be great reads and I can give them away again on my blog when I’ve finished reading them.

April December 9, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Great set of books…they would sure make the rounds at my work!!

Donald December 9, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Hi Adam,

Sounds great, and I would love to win, especially the last title “A Whole New Mind”. Come to think about things, I will probably check out this book anyway.


JB Thompson December 9, 2010 at 2:40 PM

I’ve been hearing a lot about this Never Get a “Real” Job book… anyone read it here? Heard it was a good read.

Karl December 9, 2010 at 2:41 PM

more than a couple of those are on my To Read list!

No Trust Fund December 9, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Someone just recently told me about your site. I’m a new reader but I’ve really been enjoying your blog!

lc December 9, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Hi Adam!

Jess December 9, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Wow! Best giveaway ever! :)

George December 9, 2010 at 2:57 PM

You all don’t bother to enter… because I’m gonna win the books! :-)

Judy December 9, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Crossing my fingers, been dreaming of obtaining “Art of non-conformity” since it’s release. Getting my hands on good books here in Peace Corps Guatemala can be a bit challenging. Though some good friends should be visiting me in Feb and they could bring these 15 books to me!!!

Thanks for all you do!

jforest December 9, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Hi Baker,

Amazingly, I could use pretty much all of these books. I’ve been cutting down my physical book clutter over the last couple of years, but I think I can make a home (at least temporarily, until I am done and feel like passing them on to someone else) for these 15!

Thanks for the chance!

Aaron B December 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Signing up for the Contest!
Trying to learn!

Paul Carlson December 9, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Whoa… you’re giving away your copy of The Art of Nonconformity?? It’s one of the few books I have actually purchased lately! Sits on my nightstand.

Cool giveaway, although I originally thought it read “Enter To Win My Macbook”….LOL

Keep up the great work, Baker.

PS No need to enter my name in the giveaway, I have too much to read now anyway. 😉

Rowan Hartin December 9, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Your blog is so inspiring!

supernalsteve December 9, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I’d love to get my hands on these :)

Eric C December 9, 2010 at 3:30 PM

This is great Adam – quite a few of these books are on my “wish list” so I’d love to have them in my collection. Keep up the good work with Man vs. Debt, its always a great read for me!

Living the Balanced Life December 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Well I love your blog, and would love to have these books, but I’ve been cleaning my OWN bookshelf! I had actually thought of doing a giveaway of some of my own stuff in this way, awesome idea! My problem is I like to hightlight and underline!

Gordon December 9, 2010 at 3:36 PM

I am always looking for new reading.

Elizabeth Van December 9, 2010 at 3:40 PM

I love that you are all about decluttering and getting rid of stuff, and we are all lining up in the hopes of receiving more stuff!!!

Barb December 9, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Winning this give away would really give my 2011 goals a boost! My main focus for 2010 was getting out of debt (almost there!) and I will be working towards an uncluttered life in 2011, so I’d love to win Erin’s book especially. Thanks!

Meibloempje December 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Though I’m living in The Netherlands I would love to win those books…and since you didn’t say that it’s not possible, I assume that it IS. :)

Emily December 9, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I just recently discovered your blog, and I really enjoy it. I would love to win your books. Thanks!

Rachel December 9, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I need all the help I can get to get finances under control and to get rid of stuff. It’s hard with 7 people in a family and a single income. Thanks for your great posts!

Jana Yowell December 9, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I would love to read the books you are giving away. I love your website.

Corey Strock December 9, 2010 at 4:09 PM

I like books!!

KarenJ December 9, 2010 at 4:13 PM

This is a great giveaway and I would love to win. I’m going on vacation in a few weeks and could devour a few of those books while I’m away!

Douglas December 9, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Please enter me in your 15-book giveaway. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Life Exceptional December 9, 2010 at 4:15 PM

I’d love some more books!

Sherri December 9, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Well look at you sharing the wealth 😉 This is awesome Adam, there are a few there I haven’t read…fingers crossed :)

Can’t wait for Monday either …. BIG announcements are VERY exciting!

Jonathan December 9, 2010 at 4:38 PM


Lisa Rogers December 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM

I’m ready to read!!

Jason December 9, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Great offer, Baker! I guess if I don’t win, I’ll just have to get your Clutter Crusher. :)

Andrew Brims December 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Pick me!

Craig December 9, 2010 at 4:55 PM

You don’t get many comments here do you! :)

I can only manage what your announcement will be. Can’t wait to hear it.

Russ December 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Sounds awesome man! Send them down to Tejas : )

Babybluewater December 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Sweet! I hope I win :) Thanks for being so generous!

Chase Night December 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Oooh,oooh, me please! I promise to pass them along to someone else who needs them when I’m through!

Katie December 9, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Looking forward to the announcement… sounds exciting!

I also wouldn’t mind picking through the books that have helped bring you to successful blogging and minimalism, it’s pretty much the direction I’m going! 😀

Heike Harding-Reyland December 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Oh yes please. Books to read during the holidays. How wonderful that would be….

Tricia December 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Great give way…

Sheila December 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

I’d love to win! Many of your titles have been on my want-to-read list, and my local library doesn’t have them.

Good luck to all who enter!

Paul Arterburn December 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Simply rad.

chris December 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Nice little collection…

Rick December 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Keep up the good work!

Heather December 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I like books! Pick me!

Tim Conley December 9, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Awesome idea, Adam. I was considering doing the same thing since I’ve been giving away my possessions for the last 6 months. Got lots of books still. Please don’t give me a book if I happen to win. I’ll just have to re-gift it. :-)

Melanie Thomassian December 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Woohoo….. count me in!! :-)

Beatriz December 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

I would love to win! A lot of these books have been on my to-read list for a while.
Thanks for your great blog =)

Dwight December 9, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Looks like a cool giveaway. Please enter me into this book giveaway.

Dwight Anthony
Financially Elite Blog dot Com

Kevin December 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Excellent list of books. I am an avid reader. Would be thrilled to win.
Great job on the blog Adam. Love your writing.

Shawn Mihalik December 9, 2010 at 6:11 PM

I definitely want to read a few of these, especially “The Happiness Project.”

Josephine December 9, 2010 at 6:17 PM

oh yeeeah. sounds good!

Janet December 9, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Dropping my name in the hat! I feel like I never win anything, so it would be awesome to win. :) Pick me!

Tara December 9, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Several of these are on my “wish” list – I’d love to win. Also looking forward to the announcement – can’t wait to see what adventure is up your sleeve!

Wong December 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I got most of the books, but I hope to get “The Happiness Project” or “Your Money: The Missing Manual” from you. :)

Joan December 9, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Any book that makes Baker’s cut is a book I should own. Thanks for sharing!

alessia December 9, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I love books!!!!! And I think I’m going to enjoy this blog! 😀

Jenna December 9, 2010 at 6:50 PM

What a great give away! Thanks!

alwaysLovely December 9, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Baker, thanks for your generosity!
May I be the winner, PICK ME PICK ME.

zach December 9, 2010 at 7:03 PM

haven’t read any of these buy want too!

Karen December 9, 2010 at 7:07 PM

I love The Missing Manual computer books. I didn’t know they did personal finance, too.

Ashley Readings December 9, 2010 at 7:13 PM

I would love love love these books. And don’t worry, I’ll keep passing them on when I’m done. I’ve learnt so much from you, you know I’m not keeping too many books around!

PETE December 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Sign me up, it would make some great winter reading.. Thank you

Celeste December 9, 2010 at 7:46 PM

This is a fantastic book collection and I would love to get them. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Joshua Buisch December 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Adam, I’ve been reading your blog and watching from afar. I have to say that you run a tight ship as it were. This is a generous promotion! It say’s a lot about you as a person. Much respect.

jessica December 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Wow! These are books I’ve been eyeing! :)

Brian N. December 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Adam, Thanks for paying it forward. I hope to do the same after consuming these 15 gems! All the best.

Megan December 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I see a few books here that have been on my to-read list for a while. It would be awesome to have them all available at once!

Catharina December 9, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Oh, these books make me d-r-o-o-l. Can’t wait to read the news on Monday. Cheers!

Bridget December 9, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I’m always up for a good read. Please pick me!!

Aaron Beebe December 9, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Sweet deal on the books Baker, can’t wait to see the e-mail on Monday!

Derek Epperson December 9, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Love your blog…RSS subcriber…

With the accomplishments you made, getting a feel for your mindset (through these books) can make a giant leap forward.

M December 9, 2010 at 9:41 PM

always looking to improve myself

Brittney December 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM

What a great set of books!

IPCPRO December 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I’m passionate about books – I devour them! I’m a demon about sharing information – I’ve been doing it for the past 14 yrs. Unfortunately, Debt has WON the battle in my saga so buying books are a luxury …..

Andy McNally December 9, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Very nice giveaway. Several books in there that I would like to read. Thank you.

Jay Skiles December 9, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Please! Free is a VERY good price.

KCPAL December 9, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Simplify. Want vs Need. Half my life trying to buy it and the 2nd half trying to get rid of it.
I have finally figured it out!!

Marissa December 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Thanks for the chance to win. Please count me in!!

Christen December 9, 2010 at 10:42 PM

I would love to win these!

Kristin December 9, 2010 at 10:58 PM

We are just getting started in the process of declutter and reduce debt. I’m super excited to get our life simplified! Thanks for the encouragement.

Linda Secretan December 9, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Just having this great list makes me feel like I’ve already won!

micka December 9, 2010 at 11:46 PM

I like your work! Please pick me, I will offer the books after I read them.

Anne Alexander December 9, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Would love to have these books to read , learn from and share
God bless you,

Dave December 10, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Sound like some awesome books!

Annette Stiller December 10, 2010 at 1:07 AM

I dropped off a sack of books at Goodwill on my lunch break today, then read this post after work. Too good to be just a coincidence. I have room on my bookshelf and would LOVE to read your collection. The effects of the current economy, along with not having a public library in my little city, has put a halt to purchasing very many books this year. I love the fact that you’re recycling yours in this way. Keep up the good work!

Amanda December 10, 2010 at 1:41 AM

Books are always the best thing to win, in my opinion…

Lynne December 10, 2010 at 1:45 AM

With the amount of snow we have had recently we should have lots of time to stay indoors and read ALL of your books !!! Thanks for the opportunity of entering to win.

Ed Page December 10, 2010 at 1:53 AM

Thanks for the chance to own these great books, Baker!


Amy Pederson December 10, 2010 at 3:20 AM

Amazing collection! A lot of those have been on my Christmas list for ages.

Sjoerdm December 10, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Thats a nice collection of books!

Fabiani West December 10, 2010 at 3:51 AM

i wouldn’t be in debt if i spent more money on books, less with my bookie.

Lumi December 10, 2010 at 4:03 AM

I’d love these books! So here I am, participating :)

Michelle December 10, 2010 at 5:21 AM

Some titles I’ve really been wanting to read in that bunch. Thanks for the chance to win them! =)

Adam Poirier December 10, 2010 at 7:15 AM

What a great way to make someone’s holidays a little bit cheerier!

Maureen December 10, 2010 at 7:46 AM

Are you traveling again?

Pamela December 10, 2010 at 8:04 AM

If I win, I don’t expect these books to stay in my collection long either. But part of the joy comes from passing things along after reading them.

Thanks for sharing!

Connie December 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Sometimes I think I’m in some kind of psychological experiment. I read all of these blogs about minimalizing and frugal living and get excited about getting rid of stuff and then, I read about a contest where I could win more STUFF and I’m so excited.
Sure hope I win…no I don’t…..yes I do…..no I don’t..yes I do….no I ………………

Keep the encouragement coming, Adam. I know I”ll overcome someday.

Joel December 10, 2010 at 9:22 AM

One of the best sites I’ve stumbled upon while surfing. Keep up the great work.

Suddenly Susan December 10, 2010 at 9:25 AM

If I win, I hereby promise to pay it forward.

Jeff Wetherington December 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM

These books would be of great help!

RT December 10, 2010 at 9:55 AM


Hudson December 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Good day Baker, I’m glad to have found your site (through Karol)

Looking forward to using your program

Kris December 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM

I sure hope I win these books! After I read them I will pass them on to others who could use knowledge in these topics!

Lynn December 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I love books !! : )

Keith December 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Cool–thanks for the contest. Good site, by the way–it’s thought-provoking.

Katie December 10, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I wouldn’t mind trying out some of those books.

Rog Law December 10, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I’ve been on an audiobook kick lately, so it’ll be good to get back to some old school page turnin’

Morgan December 10, 2010 at 2:40 PM

I’ve already been signed up for the newsletter for quite some time now, as well as following you on Twitter (though now I just tweeted about the giveaway) and I just ‘liked’ you on FB. I didn’t even know you had a FB (though I should have known!). This is very generous of you and I know whoever receives the books will be quite lucky. =)

Karla December 10, 2010 at 2:56 PM

I would love to read these and share/donate them when done.
After almost 20 years barely tolerating cubicle culture, it’s time to move on!

Amber December 10, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Me me random.com!

Alicia Brown December 10, 2010 at 3:49 PM

No wonder I enjoy your blog–if those books are any indication, we agree on many things and are searching for answers to some of the same questions. I love these books, especially “Drive” and “The Happiness Project!”

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