But I’m a sucker for causes with or without gimmicky contests. Take The Pandora Prescription. Early in late spring or early summer I got a viral email asking me to join a petition to prevent the banning of The Pandora Prescription, a fictional expose on the villainous pharmaceutical industry. Having just seen Michael Moore’s “Sicko”, I was still fuming over the state of the health care industry in the country. Signing The Pandora Prescription petition was mindless -- it required a mere click of the mouse.
In late October I got another email announcing the release of the book with a clever marketing hook – if I buy the book and send in my receipt, my name will be put on the drawing for a weekend with author James Sheridan at the legendary Waldorf-Astoria, lunch at the shi-shi Manhattan restaurant Cipriani, and a $500 Macy’s gift certificate.
What are the odds? Like I said, I’ve never won anything but hey, isn’t it time to put all this attractor factor theory into practice? For years now I’ve been immersed in the study and practice of mind control and conscious manifestation. Instead of “I never win anything”, I changed my script to, “All things are possible.”
Whaddaya know!?!?! Yesterday I got an email from the publisher telling me my name was picked as one of five winners. Whodathunkit? So I’m flying to JFK on December 29, staying at the Waldorf, lunching with James Sheridan, now a national bestselling author, and shopping at Macy’s. I’ve even decided to stay a few extra days so I can see the ball drop from Times Square.
How ‘bout that for starting off the New Year?
Best of all, as my bff Kim would say, “James is da bomb, gurrll!”