'Tis the season of giving, and we're getting into the spirit. Introducing the Curbed Giveaway Extravaganza, a month of contests and other tomfoolery where the ultimate goal, dear reader, is to reward you for enjoying our company. Assorted giveaways will pop up throughout the month whenever we
uncover some forgotten junk in the office get our hands on a worthy prize. First up is a copy of Conversations With Frank Gehry, nearly 300 pages of hot hardcover action penned by L.A.-based journalist and author Barbara Isenberg. Here's the info from the publisher, but basically the book is filled with great photos and early sketches of the FOG's greatest hits. Perfect for any Gehry geek!
Here's how to win: Be funnier than the man himself. At the topping-off ceremony for his huge Beekman Tower two weeks ago, Gehry delivered a zinger, as quoted by a Curbed tipster: "He looks up to the sky and the 76-story building for about 3 seconds...Looks at everyone and says...'NO VIAGRA.'" The task is to come up with a better Beekman punchline than the one delivered by the Gehrmeister. So fill in this blank: Gehry looks at everyone and says ______. E-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 p.m. tomorrow with the subject line "Frank Gehry." We'll pick a winner and maybe even run the best submissions on Curbed. Entrants must be willing to pick up the book at Curbed HQ (near Astor Place) if chosen as champion. Get to it, yuksters!
· Conversations with Frank Gehry [Random House]