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Giveaway: Author/Book Spotlight: I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag… Ends July 17th

I Never Promise

I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag: A Memoir of a Life Through Events–the Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don’t by Jennifer Gilbert

About the Book: When Jennifer Gilbert was twenty-two years old, someone tried to cut her life short in the most violent way. Not wanting this traumatic encounter to define her life, she buried it within and bravely launched a fabulous career in New York as an event planner. Always the calm in the storm—from fixing a ripped dress to relocating a lavish party on two days’ notice—she was convinced she’d never again feel joy herself. Yet these weddings, anniversaries, and holiday parties slowly brought her back to life. No one’s entitled to an easy road, Gilbert learned, but instead of anticipating our present in a goodie bag, it’s our presence that is the real gift.

Jennifer Gilbert

Biography: Jennifer Gilbert is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Save the Date, a New York-based special events company. She was the youngest–and the only woman–recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young that year; she was awarded Working Woman’s Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence; and her company was named among the top 500 woman-owned businesses. A frequent speaker, she has appeared at New York University, Columbia Business School, and at numerous industry events. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three children. Visit her website at

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Giveaway Ends July 17th, 2013

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Winner #1 – Allison @ The Book Wheel 


July 1, 2013 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,


  1. I’ve never heard of this author, but this book sounds interesting! From the cover, I expected something completely different than a memoir!

    Comment by Allison @ The Book Wheel | July 1, 2013 | Reply

  2. I’m very intrigued! I whole-heartedly believe in ‘expecting the unexpected’ and I love hearing/reading about brave people who’ve stood their ground and persevered through life’s obstacles.

    Comment by Jess | July 1, 2013 | Reply

  3. I find stories of people who overcome adversity to be inspiring & motivating – I’d like to read more about Ms Gilbert’s strength in business & her personal life.

    Comment by Teresa Young | July 2, 2013 | Reply

  4. I love stumbling upon new books on these blogs! This one looks like something I would really enjoy! I always wonder how much say an author has on the design of their cover. My brother is getting into the book designing business so it’s something I’m especially interested in!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

    Comment by Meghan Stith | July 11, 2013 | Reply

  5. It’s always so humbling to hear how someone has conquered their tragedies and moved on and passed them. I’m looking forward to reading this Author. She’s new to me. Such strength and faith.
    Carol L.

    Comment by Carol L | July 14, 2013 | Reply

  6. Jennifer Gilbert sounds like someone with great inner strength and resolve. I look forward to learning about her outlook on life.

    Comment by likwan | July 17, 2013 | Reply

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