Meaghano, I may have only contributed what looks to be $1, but as my account was already negative $3.25 I will receive a whopping $35 overdraft fee. It was worth every cent!
Tonight we added a new Backer level to Kickstarter: for $10 more, you can send a book to someone who otherwise wouldn’t be able to order it.
Because last year around this time I don’t think I could have afforded to buy this book.
Because I think I had something like 15 overdraft fees in 2008.
Because we are doing this so the book can get to people like this ladybird who has my heart bursting, and because I don’t want any more overdrafts on my conscience and because the entire reason we are doing this project is to bring these stories to people who are excited to read them!
So if you have already given us more than necessary, to support the endeavor, or to make sure we met our goal— well, we did it! And now we are getting a little more romantic, a little more idealistic, because we can (literally) afford to.
One of our goals, if not our primary goal, is to reach and connect with people who are reaching back and looking to connect, just like us.
I don’t like the idea of leaving anybody out of that.
And I know Overdraft-Me would have really enjoyed these stories I spent the day reading yesterday, that gutted me and made me laugh and filled me with awe. Which, BY THE WAY are really, really wonderful, each of them! We have about 25 submissions now— almost all of them! can you believe it? we have a lot of interviews to do!- and I can say with conviction (and humility!) that we have quite a book on our hands. Some are funny and about being young, some are about learning things about ourselves, coming into them, only when we’re older; all of them are about things we may never really wrap our heads around, they are all an interrogation of sorts, and they are real and honest and individual, because that’s what sex is.
So if you’d like to share that with someone who might not otherwise be able to curl up in bed and have a few hundred revelations and heartwarms, you can give $10 more and get a book for yourself and someone else, too (or, if you already backed with extra $$, just switch to this level. you can do it! i promise. kickstarter is pretty magical that way).
Once we get some people in this backer level, we’ll put out a call for the Overdrafters to email us, and we’ll send ‘em some books, too.
BECAUSE THIS IS SO AWESOME AND IT’S HAPPENING. AND WE ONLY HAVE TIL THE 1ST!