The folks over at Simon & Schuster have been kind enough to give us two copies of Matteo Pericoli's beautiful book The City Out My Window to give away. A great gift for any New Yorker - current dweller or not. I can think of at least five people off the top of my head that would love this book. Pericoli illustrates views from the windows of 63 New York artists, writers & thinkers (like Mario Batali, Annie Leibovitz, Mikhail Beryshnikov, David Byrne & more) with a description from each of the views' "owners" - showing us that your window is the frame through which you see your own picture of the world, a picture that is yours and no one else's.*

Simply leave a comment by midnight this Sunday, December 13. I'll choose the two lucky winners at random & announce them on Monday morning. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck!



*from the introduction by Paul Goldberger

UPDATE:

Matteo Pericoli has generously offered to dedicate these books for the two winners!

So if you win, tell me to whom you'd like the book made out to and I will pass it along to Matteo, who is going to mail notes to me from Italy, which I'll tuck inside each book before mailing them out. How incredibly nice is that? Don't miss out on this one!

Comments

Linda & Harriett
gretchen
December 08 2009

Definitely would make an AMAZING gift!! gretchen.gilman@gmail.com

Katie
December 08 2009

Would love a copy!

Anna/Quilted Giraffe
December 08 2009

Oooh, I've drooled over that book in the bookstore way too many times!

Kelly
December 08 2009

what a gorgeous book! i'd love to add it to my collection.xokelly

sarahgoodman1@gmail.com
December 08 2009

This is great. My brother just moved there – it would be perfect for him!

Brandy
December 08 2009

Definitely would have a great place in my home!

alexkeller
December 08 2009

i'd love to get back …alexpetryan[at]yahoo[dot]com

Gigi
December 08 2009

Have had my eye on this for quite some time—what a great giveaway!

Matteo
December 08 2009

Hi, this is Matteo Pericoli, and I just noticed this giveaway from Italy, where I am now for work. I am flattered by everyone's comment. If there is any way for Linda & Harriet to ship the two copies over here before their being shipped over to the winners (if it's not too complicated and/or expensive), I'd be happy to dedicate them!Best of luck. Matteo

Candace & Eddy
December 08 2009

I would love to win this and give it to my fiance' who is deployed to Afghanistan until October 2010. He loves to read and this would be a great book that would keep his attention and help take his mind off things over there.

Liz Libré
December 08 2009

Matteo – I am completely flattered by this offer! And I'd be happy to do this for our winners. You are too kind!Thank you! Thank you!Liz

Joseph + Jaime
December 08 2009

This book looks fantastic!

carina
December 08 2009

gorgeous!

Emily
December 08 2009

Oh my goodness, a chance to win a signed version of this beautiful book! I know a soon-to-be New Yorker that this would be just perfect for. Thanks for doing such a lovely giveaway!

lizzo
December 08 2009

awesome!

Kate
December 08 2009

What a beautiful book! And a great giveaway!

Hannah
December 08 2009

What a beautifully designed book!!! Would love to give Matteo's book to my boyfriend for Christmas; he's a new NYC resident! :-)

Meghan
December 08 2009

This would be the perfect gift for my friend who is moving home in February after 3 years in NYC. She's both happy and sad about the move, and I know she'd love this book.mustardandsage@gmail.com

erin
December 08 2009

I love New York City, so I love books that put a different angle on what you can see.

Emily Jones
December 09 2009

Oh my goodness! I am dying for this book!! I have lived in NYC for almost 6 years and have started just now really falling in love with it. I think this would be such a beautiful gift for some of my NYC friends but I would LOVE one for myself. Pretty please!!!!

Beth J.
December 08 2009

What a beautiful book and I have a friend who I think it would make a perfect gift for! Even if I don't win, I think I may have to pick up a copy for her b/c it's perfect.

Two brunettes
December 09 2009

would love this!!!

Shark
December 09 2009

what a wonderful present! I'd love it!

katycavell
December 10 2009

oh.my.goodness. i would love a copy! katycr@gmail.com

Suzanna Swearingen
December 09 2009

mememe!!

Lindsay Koelling
December 09 2009

I recently live in NYC for just a few short months. I miss it so. lindsaykoelling@gmail.com

Megan
December 10 2009

Love it!

Ashleigh
December 10 2009

We recently moved away from NYC and I am homesick for the city. This book would be such a nice reminder!ashleigh{dot}rader{at}gmail{dot}com

Rhiannon
December 10 2009

This book looks really interesting, I know the perfect recipient (although I wouldn't mind hanging onto it for myself)!Thanks,Rhiannonkaye_rp[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kathryn
December 11 2009

This looks like such a gorgeous book! I'd love to win a copy.

GiDu
December 11 2009

I would love to give this book to someone special!! It's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Nanook of New York
December 11 2009

I would love love love a copy!!

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