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Win a Signed Copy of Kim Stagliano's All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa

Jump out of cake It's my birthday today but the gift is for you! Leave a comment and enter to win a signed copy of my book.  If Santa brought you some cash or a gift card, you can order the book from AMAZON HERE or download it into your Kindle or Nook. Don't forget to please leave a review.

Email ([email protected]) me your mailing address and receipt and I'll send you a signed bookplate to pop into your copy. If you have a bookclub - I'll appear via Skype! We'll talk about the book and share a cyber-cocktail. Email me to reserve your date now. If you want me to come speak to your group, same thing, send me an email and we can discuss the hows and ifs. Details and an excerpt at my website Kim Stagliano.

All aboard the birthday party train! (Now THIS dates me!)

The Gap Band - Party Train
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Okay I am a few days late on wishing you Happy Birthday. I don't know you-yet, but I love the book, cover and stories. I hope you had a fabulous day!

Donna L.

I'm a Professional Contest Loser, but wanted to wish you a very Happy (very belated) Birthday! Loved the book!!

Anna Hager

Happy birthday.can't wait to read this book Kim . -Anna ,24 year old With Autism, Missouri USA

Lisa Thompson

Happy Birthday Kim! Would love to win a copy of your book!


Hope it's not too late to get in on this, or to wish you a happy birthday, Kim!!


Happy Birthday, Kim. My late husband was born on December 28th. It would seem that many exceptional people were born on this day! Enjoy it.


Happy Birthday!! :)

Uli Saenz

I'm always up for another book on Autism...if you would please consider me as an winner...have a great day!!!..(*_*)


Happy Birthday, Kim! I have already read and love your book, have given 4 copies away to parents/friends. My birthday is in two weeks (hah, you are older than me!) and your Mia and my Josh were born just days apart. And I thought I was the only 40 somehting white chick who loved the Gap Band! Hope you enjoyed your day, thanks for all you do!


Happy Birthday! Oh, the adventures we've had with autism. You have such a way of putting those events into words and as we say around our house "if you're happy and you know it, flap your hands"! Hope you have a great day!

John L. Willman

I have nothing but respect for Kim, and all the other parents who have had the strength, courage, and tenacity to raise Autistic children at home, and not having to "surrender" them to being wards of the State, whether that is living in a psychiatric institution, group home, supported living site, medicaid waiver program, etc.. It has been my sad experience working with those with severe autism that many families have little to no contact with their autistic children after they leave home. Seeing these children grow into adults with a transient workforce of caregivers as the only people in their lives makes my heart heavy sometimes.


Kim, we share the month of December mine was Monday the 21st. Ps. I know I can't win everything but I surely can try!


I'm no Mother Theresa, I bet Mother Theresa would say the same thing, having children with behavior issues is not easy, and some times the facts are, we need to be more strict with these children in order to protect them in and for the future. Judges aren't going to care if they have a disability, will not allow the law to be broken regardless. We need not be mother Theresas but protective Lioness's

Not an MD

Happy, happy birthday, Kim. I have just started reading your book (and I am very lucky to have an autographed copy already, and to have met you personally).

It is so wonderful to find the time to read a book-- your book-- which is not a children's book-- this holiday break. Happy New Year, too, Kim! May all your wishes come true.

Lisa Clark

Happy Birthday! I can not wait to read your book, weather I win or buy it myself. I want gift cards for books for my birthday. Very coveted item for me.

Cathy M

Ooo ooo ooo, pick me, pick me!!!!

(Flailing arm in wild arc from shoulder to fingertips)

Happy Birthday Kim! So much for you to celebrate this year!

Best wishes!


Many Happy Returns Kim!

Monica Delage

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day!


Hi, there, I would be honored to help celebrate your special day by sharing your book with folks in the neighborhood. Sign me up!


Kim, Happy Birthday. I would love to win your book.


Happy Birthday Kim!!! You look fabulous at 29!!
Have a great day! And if I win the book, you can have another contest tomorrow and let someone else winit! I have it, read it, and loved it!

All the best in 2011~

Perky Quirks

Happy Birthday, Mother Theresa...oops, I mean Kim! ;p Hope your day is as amazing as you are. I'd love to win, read and review your new book.


Happy Birthday! I was hoping for amazon or book store cards... But all I got was Michaels and In and Out (since that is where the whole family can eat). So please sign me up for the book entry. My birthday is tomorrow. Us late December birthdays are welcome babies AND tax deductions. aaaaaaahahahah


Happy Birthday Kim! My birthday is next week! I have your book on my list. Maybe I can ask for something else if I win your book!

Simon's OT mom

Happy Birthday Kim!!! And that video - what a blast from the past (:! Sign me up for your signature copy!


Happy Birthday, Kim!! Would love to have a copy of your book signed for a friend of mine. She is the mom of a 7 yr old girl with autism and she is reading my copy of your book now. Her daughter got hold of it and marked in it and mom is upset-I personally think it's quite appropriate to have your book marked up by a little girl with autism and am not at all upset but would love for mom to have her own copy. Her name is Debbie


Hi Kim,

Happy Birthday! 29?

I would love to win a signed copy of your book. If I don't won it, I will be buying it.

Meadow Davidson

Wow! What an awesome way to celbrate your birthday! Congrats, Kim! And best wishes to you and your loved ones :)

Lisa Nixon

Happy Birthday Kim!!! You are an amazing woman and I hope your day is as beautiful as you are and everything you've wished for and more. Just remember to count your blessings, not your burdens <3 Can't wait to read this one!

Theodora Trudorn

Happy Birthday!! Blessing upon you and your house. I hope you have a wonderful year! I greatly admire you for doing all that you have done along with taking care of your children's needs. I dub thee Supermom!!! *provides cape and matching boots* Go forth to victory!! :)


Happy birthday to yooouuuu!!
Happy Birthday to yoooouuuuu!!
Happy Birthday dear Kiii--iiimmm!
Happy Birthday to yooooouuuu!!

Sorry- I know I'm an awful singer, but I make up for it in enthusiam ;)

I'd love to win a copy of the book for my Friend who has 2 autistic boys and works tirelessly for them and other spectrum affected kids. She's amazing, never does enough for herself always looking for the next step for her kids


I'd love to read this! If I don't win, it'll go in my Amazon cart.


Happy Birthday, Kim!! Thanks so much for all you do!!

Teresa Conrick

Not for the contest but a funkadelic, party train Happy Birthday wish to you, Kim! Hope you have a great one. I have read your EXCELLENT book and also sent it to friends as gifts which was great!

Love you and all that you do here at AOA and for our Community.


Katie Kagan


Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day. You know what the best gift is - recovery, speech at the very least, for your girls. You said it perfectly in your book, "Speech first." What a great gift for a mom of a child and 2 adolescents who all have autism - the ability to use speech and language functionally and appropriately.

Unfortunately, I can't give that "speech gift" to you (still working on my mild speech problems). Keep up the great work for your 3 beautiful daughters who unfortunately have to struggle with autism. Keep up the great work for the Autism Spectrum Community! I'm proud of you. You do a great job!

- Katie


I got the book for my wife for Christmas and she read it all in one day...

So the next book is due out when ???

Happy Birthday Kim, party on...


Happy Birthday Kim! Celebrate the day true mother warrior style & enjoy!!!!!

Cathy Jameson

Happy Birthday, KIM!!!

Dawn Rethman

Happy Birthday. I just wished a fellow autism mom in Springfield, MO, happy birthday as well. Mary Hines has done an awesome job leading a support group here in the Ozarks.


Happy Birthday Kim! I'd love to win a signed copy of your book. Have a wonderful day and may the New Year bring you many blessings!

Jennie Lee

Happy Birthday Kim! I Heard you were writing a new book also.... I can't wait to read Both books.... Happy New Year!!!
Trevor's Mom


Happy Birthday, Kim! Congrats on surviving another year and growing one year wiser, more experienced and more compassionate! Hope you get to enjoy one of your delicious home baked cakes today.

Linda Wynne

Happy Birthday Kim! Santa didnt leave me any gift cards or your book-I would love to read your book.


Happy Birthday!!! I hope that you are staying warm and that your daughters had a good Christmas! My husband and I did not exchange gifts this year (we spent the money on our kids and family) so the book would be a special treat! I am an avid reader of anything autism and your book is at the top of my list! I think that I could certainly use a good laugh and some extra Mom power this holiday season.


Happy Birthday Kim! Thank you for all you do & I hope you have a wonderful day! You deserve it!


Hope you have a great day! Being out of work and NO extra coins, I would love to win this book. Here is a song for you.
This is Space Command to Zoom
all systems are go for your message to Kim!
Hey, Kim! It's your birthday!
I'm in charge of the stars and I'm here to say,
Hey, Kim! You're the big star today!
My name is Zoom and I live on the moon
But I came down to earth Just to sing you this tune
‘cause Kim!, it's your birthday today!
A present for you I wanted to find, an outerspace creature, a one of a kind! A wild whop or a kukelchoo, an apple drop or a buzzardstew, or maybe a 3-eyed tickleshay for your birthday.
Did you ask: "uh, what's a kukelchoo?"
Well, up on the moon it's nothing new but that won't do for you. On your birthday! I searched behind the clouds and stars I even zoomed my bike to Mars And met my friend the saucer man and he said:
"Hey Zoom I got the bestest plan! What your friend needs is something new, so how about a song, just from YOU?"
And so tonight when you're in bed
I'll be singing to you as I zoom overhead
Singing, Kim! Happy Birthday
Singing Kim! Happy Birthday
Singing, Kim! Happy Birthday, to you!
Happy Birthday Kiml! See you next year!

Laura Kozlowski

Thanks for this great offer! HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Heather Stafford

Have a wonderful and new and improved year!! Happy Birthday!! Mother Warrior!!

Jackie Martin-Sebell

Happy Birthday, Kim. Have a great birthday!


i want to read it too!! Happy birthday


I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and a very prosperous New Year:-)

Jeannie Long

Merry Christmas and happy birthday! This is very generous of you. xoxox


I cannot wait to read this!!!

TannersDad Tim Welsh

It was a hard candy Christmas. The book was on my Christmas list but I did not get it. I got a few dollars and will splurge if I do not win this contest. I promise to write a review and tweet if I could bias the contest TannersDad Tim

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