WwritersFe’re giving away three copies of Writers Between the Covers, a salacious look at what happened off the page in the love lives of famous scribes.

Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist?

Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon.

From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes, and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

Step 1: Leave a comment in the comments section below. (Winners will be selected at random from among all the commenters and notified by email.) Step 2: Share a mention of Writers Between the Covers and/or this contest on Facebook or Twitter; use the buttons below or cut & paste this link: http://wp.me/p8snh-RP.

Enter by October 28, 2013.

The more entries we get, the more copies we’ll give away. If we receive 50 or more entries, we’ll give away a fourth copy of Writers Between the Covers; 100 or more, and a fifth bibliophile will also be reading about literary love lives.