I am super excited to tell you that in conjunction with the release of my new book, Glam Italia! How To Travel Italy, and the new film The Spy Who Dumped Me, Lionsgate Films is giving me 5 pairs of passes and goodie packs to giveaway here on the blog!

 

The Spy Who Dumped me Giveaway

The Spy Who Dumped Me starring Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis tells the story of Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers that the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

The Spy Who Dumped me Giveaway

The Spy Who Dumped me Giveaway

The two embark on an hilarious romp through Europe, which is where this giveaway and my book come in!  Although they don’t go to Italy it was pointed out that the information in my book is fabulous for anyone planning a trip to anywhere in Europe, and like the movie my book is fun and chic!

The Spy Who Dumped me Giveaway

This giveaway is open to anyone living in or visiting Arizona and/or Las Vegas. Winners will receive Harkins run of engagement passes – this means during the time the movie is in Harkins theaters. They will also win swag bag movie goodie bags with T-shirts, hats, luggage tags and if the paperback Gods line everything up in time they will also receive a paperback copy of my book Glam Italia! How To Travel Italy! (As of now the paperbacks are in production but haven’t arrived).

Glam Italia! How To Travel Italy

 

 

I’m going to keep it simple for you. Rafflecopter is running the giveaway to keep it all legit (and make it easier on me!). Just click into the Rafflecopter widget below and make sure it registers your entry, then enter as many times as you want! Winners will be notified by email and also on my Corinna Cooke Author Facebook Page. 

The Giveaway starts Saturday July 28 and ends at midnight on Wednesday August 1st. The Spy Who Dumped Me opens nationwide on Friday August 3rd.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have to watch the movie trailer (below) – it’s hilarious!! And make sure you check out my incredibly chic, madly fabulous book. Glam Italia! How To Travel Italy Here and Here. And tell all your friends about it!

 

Good luck!!

 

The Spy Who Dumped me Giveaway

 

 

This week in my real job (makeup artist) I have been doing press for a fantastic new movie called The Glass Castle.

Jeanette Walls Glass castle

Not only was I thrilled to meet and work with Jeanette, I absolutely adored her! What a fantastic lady. She is fun and fascinating and completely lovely.

The film is based on the best selling autobiography of Jeanette Walls. Her story is one of resilience and redemption, of hope and struggle, and of attaining success either because of, or despite, her unusual upbringing. It is a story about the power of love and the strength of the human spirit.

The Glass Castle Film

Jeanette and her three siblings were raised by their nomadic parents, at times living in their car, abandoned houses, under the stars as they moved around the southwest and then back to the mining town in West Virginia where her father grew up. Her mother was a free spirit who devoted herself with a mania to her painting, a métier where passion and talent did not collide.

The Glass Castle Film

 

Her charismatic father was equal parts brilliant and destructive, teaching his children physics, geology, and his own form of social sciences, as well as how to live life fearlessly. Some of his parenting was genius, but when he would drink he would spiral down to destruction.

The children learned to fend for themselves and be the ultimate source of strength for one another until they were finally able to leave home.

The story starts when Jeanette is a child and takes you on a turbulent ride through her life until present day.The book is much loved, and has sold more than 6 million copies.

                               The Glass Castle: A Memoir is available here on Amazon.com

The film is phenomenal. I went to a screening of it a few weeks ago and loved it. Woody Harrelson’s performance as Rex, the father, is Oscar worthy, and I hope he gets nominated for it. Naomi Watts plays Rose Mary, the mother, and three actresses play the role of Jeanette, culminating in Brie Larson as adult Jeanette. The performances in this film are exquisite.

There is a scene early on in the movie where the family is sleeping under the stars in the desert and a very young Jeanette wakes and thinks she sees a demon. Her father talks her through it then hands her a knife in a leather sheath and tells her she can keep it for the night, but not to unsheath it unless they get the demon. The two stand up and howl like wolves then holding hands run screaming into the night to scare it away.

The scene is so brilliant, and so powerful in the way it shows the intense love this father has for his daughter, the clever way he dissolves her fears, and the craziness of the life they were living. It has stuck with me possibly more than all the others because I wish I had thought up something that clever when my son was little.

 

 

The Glass Castle opens nationwide on August 11th. I really hope you will go see it.