Happy Socialite Saturday, my Shopaholic pals! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend and enjoying some sunshine!

Welcome to DAY FIVE of Shopaholic Giveaway Days to celebrate Mother's Day! :-)

Today we have an extra special treat, courtesy of my fabulous friend Beth Dunn of "Social Climbers" blog and book fame. I tell Beth all the time, she is my "American Idol". Beth just oozes fabulosity, it's so much fun to read her blog and be a friend of hers on Facebook. Absolutely cannot wait for the day I can meet her in person - hopefully at the next Lilly warehouse sale!

Here is my interview with Beth - enjoy and then read about the giveaway below!

We all know you as the author of "Social Climbers" - a favorite, must read socialite/preppy "lit hit"! As you know, the blogging community is full of "budding authors". Tell us - what was the biggest challenge of writing your book and getting it published? - Shopaholic

Thank you, I'm blushing. Well, first I had to find my inner author. A blog vs a novel is the difference of about 60,000 words. Then finding an agent is like trying to become the next Angelina Jolie. But call me, I'll help you! - Beth Dunn

Would you like to write another book? - Shopaholic 

I would and I am, I'm writing 2. One is non fiction, about all of my beauty/wardrobe/entertaining/decorating secrets. The other is a novel, based on my sisters life. (Dawn passed away 6 years ago) - Beth Dunn

What are 3 things that we'd be surprised to learn about Beth Dunn? (PG rated of course, LOL) - Shopaholic

I'm a terrible public speaker, it gives me major anxiety.
But have the loudest voice on my son's lacrosse field, and he does not mind!
I attended The University of Zimbabwe in Harare for the spring semester of my Junior Year

Close your eyes and imagine. "Social Climbers" is now a movie. You can hand pick the cast. Who is there and why? - Shopaholic 

OMG, do that ALL the time. Parker Posey as Kitty, Sandra Bullock or Kristen Chenoworth as Elizabeth. Carson Kreslley as the gay bff. Parker plays the best bitch. Kristen is spastic enough to play fun loving Elizabeth, and Carson is my favorite gay celebrity! I wrote the book with Parker in mind to play Kitty. But she'll have to die her hair blonde! - Beth Dunn

As a founding member of the "Preppy Mafia", the preppymafia website (, what does the future hold for the PM and Beth Dunn? Who is next to be monogrammed? - Shopaholic 

Gosh I monogram every and anyone in my path. I'd say the White House but that probably won't happen 1st. I think monogramming Beverly Hills and Hollywood is a lot closer on the horizon. - Beth Dunn

It was soooo much fun to interview Beth! To celebrate our Mother's Day giveaways, Beth has generously offered a signed copy of her book, "Social Climbers" to one lucky Shopaholic reader as today's giveaway item!!!

How can you enter? Glad you asked!

1) Sign up to follow this blog (or mention that you're already a follower!) for ONE Entry.
2) Sign up as a fan of Social Climbers on Facebook for ONE entry.
3) Sign up as a fan of Shopaholic In Alabama on Facebook for ONE entry.
4) Tweet this giveaway (be sure to copy @shopaholicinal - that's me!) for ONE entry.
5) Sign up to follow Beth on Twitter (@bethdunn2 and @thepreppymafia) for ONE entry.
6) Follow the Shopaholic on Twitter (@shopaholicinal) for ONE entry.

Once you've entered, please be sure to comment on this post telling me how many entries to give you! Giveaway will end at midnight central time on Wednesday, April 14. The winner will be selected by random drawing and announced on Thursday, April 15. Good luck to everyone!

Now, if you just can't wait to read "Social Climbers", know you can purchase your very own signed copy on Beth's website, Additionally, copies of the book are available for purchase on and This is a perfect book to take along for your Spring break or summer vacation!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Beth for offering such a kind and generous giveaway, and for taking the time to be interviewed. I'll tell you again Beth, you're my American Idol! XOXO


  1. Yippee! Another fabulous giveaway! I have entered all 6 ways! Wish me luck. xxoo

  2. What a fab interview!!!! I already have the book... it's fun, fun, fun!

  3. Love it! Love Beth! I've entered all 6 ways....Good luck to me and thanks for the fabulous interview!

  4. I am a follower of this blog and Social Climbers. I am also a fan of Shopaholic from Alabama on FB. This is going to be my beach read even if I purchase it.

  5. I am a follower, this sounds so fun!

  6. I have 3 entries! Pick me Pick me! I am dying to read her book! Thanks for the fun, Lori!!!

  7. 2 for me, I am a follower and fan on facebook. Thanks!

  8. Woohoo! THis is my first post-tax season priority. I can't wait to get reading.

    Ps - I'm a followe, facebook fan, fan of SC, too!

  9. I would love to win this book. Count me in. I'm a follower.

  10. I'm a follower. And love Beth Dunn too! :)

  11. What a great interview! I would love to win the book. She is fun & fabulous! :)

  12. Thank you Lori. You are my American Idol!

  13. Sounds like fun! I am a follower.

  14. Yay!!! I get all 6 entries!!!! I sooooo want to win this. It will be the perfect beach read!

  15. I just entered 4 times! would love to win!!! so glad I "stumbled" upon your blog!

    1) Sign up to follow this blog (or mention that you're already a follower!) for ONE Entry.
    2) Tweet this giveaway (be sure to copy @shopaholicinal - that's me!) for ONE entry.
    3) Sign up to follow Beth on Twitter (@bethdunn2 and @thepreppymafia) for ONE entry.
    4) Follow the Shopaholic on Twitter (@shopaholicinal) for ONE entry.

  16. Yay! Just love Beth. I really want to read her book. Surprised I haven't ordered it yet. I'm good for 3 entries (blogs and fb page). I really need to start doing the Twitter thing. thanks much!

  17. so been wanting to read this book! i have 2 entries and i'm a bama girl which i think should count for 2 more entries ;)

  18. Two entries for me. I follow both you and Beth.

  19. 6 entries for moi! This looks like a great book! Hope "island time" is treating you well!

  20. I follow your blog! One entry please!

  21. I'm a fan of shopaholic in alabama on facebook! :)

  22. I am tired of reading Textbooks and would LOVE to win this book and make it my first summer read!

    1) I'm already a follower of your blog!
    2) I am already a fan of Social Climbers on Facebook!
    3) I am already a fan of Shopaholic In Alabama on Facebook!
    4) I Tweeted this giveaway!
    5) I just Signed up to follow Beth on Twitter! Still a Twitter newbie and looking to learn!
    6) I already follow Shopaholic on Twitter!

    Total of 6 Entries!

    Thanks Lori & Beth!
    XOX Sue

  23. Um these are some great giveaways. Good job putting them together! XoXo!!

    1) Already a follower.
    2) Already a fan.
    3) Already a fan.
    4) Done. (@DCGOPGirl)
    5) Already following.
    6) Already following.

  24. ooh I really want to read Beth's book.

    Am a FB/follower of Shopaholic in AL and a follower/FB of social climbers too so 4 entries for me!

  25. i follow your blog and am a facebook fan

  26. hiiiii! LOVE beth!
    1) i'm your blog follower
    2) i'm your facebook fan
    3) i'm an SC facebook fan

    thanks again, love this giveaway! three entries please!

  27. I am a follower of this blog and a fan of Shopaholic from Alabama on FB.


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