Welcome to today’s book spotlight on Giving Up the Ghost by Eric Nuzum. My apologies to the author as I was supposed to have a book review up today but my dad is still in the hospital and as of yet I haven’t been able to get a lot of reading done. I still look forward to reading this memoir of Eric’s as soon as I’m able. Eric is touring with TLC Book Tours so be sure and check out the other tour stops where I’m sure you can find some great thoughts on this book as well as more giveaways as well!
About Giving Up the Ghost
At once hilarious and incredibly moving, Giving Up the Ghost is a memoir of lost love and second chances, and a ghost story like no other.
Eric Nuzum is afraid of the supernatural, and for good reason: As a high school oddball in Canton, Ohio, during the early 1980s, he became convinced that he was being haunted by the ghost of a little girl in a blue dress who lived in his parents’ attic. It began as a weird premonition during his dreams, something that his quickly diminishing circle of friends chalked up as a way to get attention. It ended with Eric in a mental ward, having apparently destroyed his life before it truly began. The only thing that kept him from the brink: his friendship with a girl named Laura, a classmate who was equal parts devoted friend and enigmatic crush. With the kind of strange connection you can only forge when you’re young, Laura walked Eric back to “normal”—only to become a ghost herself in a tragic twist of fate.
Years later, a fully functioning member of society with a great job and family, Eric still can’t stand to have any shut doors in his house for fear of what’s on the other side. In order to finally confront his phobia, he enlists some friends on a journey to America’s most haunted places. But deep down he knows it’s only when he digs up the ghosts of his past, especially Laura, that he’ll find the peace he’s looking for.
About Eric Nuzum
Eric Nuzum works at NPR in Washington, DC. He is also the author of The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula and Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and elsewhere.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have one copy of Giving Up the Ghost by Eric Nuzum to share with my readers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on September 8/12. Good luck!