15 Book Giveaway! Enter to Win My Book Collection



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. Β πŸ™‚

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! Β πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

Finally back to a book I do love and adore! Β πŸ™‚ Β 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 IΒ occasionally admit in public is a friend – and who may have helped coach me for a period of time. πŸ™‚ Β 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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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.”




271 thoughts on “15 Book Giveaway! Enter to Win My Book Collection”

  1. Facebook won’t let me reply to the post. I’ve heard rumors of “new security settings” doing that on Facebook, but I’m not sure why.

    Regardless, I’ve re-tweeted and posted here… I hope this shows my ferver and zeal.

    I’ve got ferver and zeal for days, baby.

  2. I just found your site and twitter accoun thanks to our mutual friend Justin Lukasavige. I really don’t have much crap left to sell, but I’m interested in learning more!

  3. Wow those books sound great. I’m just starting out in the ideas of minimalism and web entrepreneurship. I’ve just culled half of my books, but I’m reckoning these would be value adders, rather than dust gatherers! Thanks Baker… Looking forward to your big announcement. Methinks given that you’re giving away your last 15 books, that you guys are taking off somewhere on a new adventure. What fun!

  4. i’ve been waiting for Drive to be returned to my public library for weeks now, I’m about to break down and buy it. If you gave it to me, that’d be great!

  5. great books + they’re 1s i’ve been trying to save up $ to buy for myself (my local library doesn’t have them). love your blog and looking forward to monday’s announcement.

  6. I love books!!! These would be an amazing addition to my library! (Well, i have 2 of them already but I’d love to read the rest)

  7. Would love to read β€” and then give away β€” all of these books. (OK, while I haven’t gotten rid of all my books, the collection is about half of what it was a year ago … getting there…)

  8. Excellent point, would love to read and then pass along this book deal! Signed up for the email as well…

  9. You’ve got some books on here I would really love to read. Feels kinda lame clicking over from my reader just to comment for the giveaway, though, since I rarely comment otherwise… looking forward to your big announcement. πŸ™‚

  10. Well, I’m getting rid of my own books, but I think I’d love to read these before I start my travels, so put me in the drawing, too.

    Thanks, Baker!

  11. I really enjoy reading your blog when I can. I hope to pay off my debt, sell all my stuff, and move to Argentina next summer. You’ve been a true inspiration ever since I came across your blog last summer!

  12. Wow, this is a great giveaway. The first book I’d love to read on the list is the book by Daniel Pink ‘A whole new mind’. I know some people who are really good at one thing yet seem to be completely lost at another eg the typical IT guy who can only speak to you in a logical, orderly way. So tips on how to improve another part of your brain, and WHY it can be helpful, would be fascinating.

  13. You have a terrific blog! And what a great giveaway!! That would be awesome to win this incredible set! Keep up the great work!

  14. I’ve read a lot of these but but no libraries around me have the Guillebeau book so I’d love to get a copy of that!

  15. I like that. I more or less donate all my books after I read them.

    There was also a project in Germany where people let their books in public areas with the note “take it, read it and if you want you can give it away” πŸ™‚
    Haven’t seen such a project in US yet πŸ™

  16. Seriously? Sweet! Can’t wait to hear your big announcement …
    would love to win the books as I begin my transition into the self employed world!

    @Volker that happens a lot around here: boxes of free stuff, books, clothes – it’s awesome~ no reason you couldn’t start that where ever you are.

  17. What better holiday gift to receive! The gift of self improvement to improve life for not only myself, but my family and loved ones! Happy Holidays!!

  18. I love your blog, Baker! It has helped me make a lot of positive changes in my life over the past few months.

    I hope to be reading your books soon!

  19. yes please! if you don’t mind posting to the UK. Also, I tried to add myself to your email subscription, but not sure it worked … please add me πŸ™‚

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m finding it inspirational for our own downsizing project – as you can see from the blog link with a massive 2 entries, we are only just setting out on our journey πŸ™‚

  20. 2009 was The Year of Parades (went to every parade I could find) 2010 was the Year of New Things (I learned how to skate!) and 2011 is The Year of Fiscal Responsibility. I’ve been carrying debt for too long now. Enough already. I don’t expect to eliminate it all in the next year but I’m certainly going to give it a good kick in the pants.

    With winter here, I’m going to hunker down at home and start the process of selling my crap. Should I win this draw, I really only want to read two of the books: Unclutter Your Life in One Week and Drive by Daniel Pink. I would gladly give the others away to recipients of Adam Baker’s choice.

    Good luck everyone and, thanks for the website, Adam.

  21. I am in the process of downisizing and learning about how to do more with less… Having these books would go along way to getting me closer to getting a better plan towards my goal! Thanks

  22. Thanks for the opportunity! I look forward to reading them! If I don’t win I may have to look for some of them at the library…

  23. Baker, what a kind gesture. I wanted to ask you if I do win this lovely collection, read them and then give them away in a similar gesture to my readers, would that be acceptable to you? I’d like to keep the cycle of kindness going. Many thanks!

  24. I’m inspired by how you have de-cluttered your life without de-value-ing your life… I hope I win these books so I can take that first step!

  25. Oh wow! Half of those books are on my “to read” list and the other half are on my “to own” list. I make it a point only to own books I’ve already read and want to reference. I particularly enjoyed Drive and Delivering Happiness, and would love to own them, and I’ve heard very good things about The Happiness Project, The Art of Non-Conformity, and A Whole New Mind.

    Very cool books to give away! Thanks, Baker.

  26. Wow, I am really envious of the freedom that you and your family have created for yourselves. All the hard work and sacrifice really does pay off. Thanks for being an inspiration.

    ps. I like books πŸ™‚

  27. Thanks, everyone! Entries are now closed and a winner had been picked and contacted. Scroll up to see the video of me picking the winner. πŸ™‚

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