Change Begins With a Whisper…The Help – A Giveaway!

I can’t wait to go see The Help. It opens in theaters on August 10, but I’ll be at the press screening in Houston a couple days before. Wahoo! I read the book awhile ago and I’m really looking forward to seeing the pages come to life on the big screen. The film is based on the  New York Times best-selling book by Kathryn Stockett. With 3 million copies in print, “The Help” remained on the NYT best-seller list for 103 weeks. Clearly I’m not the only one who loved it!

How cool is the tagline…Change begins with a whisper? Here’s the gist of the movie:

Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

A Giveaway!

To help celebrate the movie’s release, I’ve got a fun giveaway. Leave a comment below to get a chance to win an adult female sized t-shirt, pocket jotter & pen, fan and a nail file/mirror! This giveaway runs until opening day on August 10, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. and is open to those in USA  and Canada. Goodies will be shipped to the winner at the end of August.

You can score some additional entries just be doing the following:

  • Follow me on Twitter at @jpatrickcomm
  • Follow me via Google Friend Connect
  • Sign up to receive Still Living The Dream posts via email (see top of this blog)
  • “Like” Still Living The Dream on Facebook
  • Tweet this giveaway using the following language: “Win a t-shirt and other goodies from the movie, The Help, at @jpatrickcomm”
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, although I have been invited to attend the press screening and I can’t wait!


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    Carol Wong says:

    I would love to win this giveaway. I have been wanting to read this book for so long.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I am a new e-mail subscriber to your blog.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I follow your blog with Twitter as Carolee888.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I follow you on Google Friends Connect.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I posted this giveaway on Twitter.

    Win a t-shirt and other goodies from the movie, The Help, at @jpatrickcomm

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    Leslie Grahmann says:

    I wanna win! I wanna win! ****jumping up and down****

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    Sonya Sparks says:

    I’d love to win. Thanks!

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    Sonya Sparks says:

    I follow you via GFC as Sonya

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    Sonya Sparks says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

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    Sonya Sparks says:

    I like you on fb (Sonya Sparks)

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