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. 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 πŸ™‚

  2. This is an awesome giveaway! There are a several books on your list that I’ve been wanting to read. πŸ™‚

  3. Good deal man. I could do with winning those books and unburdening your life of the excess clutter which they represent πŸ™‚

  4. 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.

  5. Adam,

    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!

  6. 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!

  7. Hey,

    I am interested very much in getting the books.

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

    thank you


  8. 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!

  9. 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. πŸ™‚

  10. 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!

  11. Baker-
    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!

  12. 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! πŸ™‚

    ~ Rachel Rodgers, Lawyer to Gen Y Entrepreneurs

  13. Suzanne Antinoro

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

  14. Adam,

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

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

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

  16. 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!!!)


  17. 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)! πŸ™‚

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. Baker,

    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!

  22. 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?

  23. 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!

  24. 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.


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

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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. πŸ˜‰

  29. 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!

  30. 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!

  31. 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. πŸ™‚

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. Well look at you sharing the wealth πŸ˜‰ This is awesome Adam, there are a few there I haven’t read…fingers crossed πŸ™‚

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

  36. You don’t get many comments here do you! πŸ™‚

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

  37. 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! πŸ˜€

  38. 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!

  39. 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. πŸ™‚

  40. 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 =)

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

  42. Dropping my name in the hat! I feel like I never win anything, so it would be awesome to win. πŸ™‚ Pick me!

  43. 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!

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

  45. 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!

  46. 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.

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

  48. 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!

  49. 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 …..

  50. 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!!

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

  54. 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!

  55. 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.

  56. 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!

  57. 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. =)

  58. 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!

  59. 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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