A satirical handbook of the audacious strategies by which the One Percent wields its power over the other Ninety-Nine Percent.
Exciting? Messy? Entertaining? Disturbing?
However you feel about it, The Occupy Wall Street actions have drawn attention to the widening wealth and power gap. I’ve played my part in demonstrations and marches, but as a writer, I can best contribute by writing.
With The One Percenters’ Little Gold Book, I’m putting a humorous spin on the true shenanigans of America’s wealthiest, in the voice of my billionaire alter ego, Thurston H., an aristocrat ensconced in the One Percent.
In the words of Thurston: This book will serve as a concise reminder of just how powerful we really are, and why that is so. There will be facts and figures on the trends in our favor; powerful and distracting talking points for the media; a reminder of the Five Popular Myths that keep our plutocracy afloat; and sections on new trends in offshoring, fear mongering, and media manipulation in the age of the internet.
(Kurt again) The facts and figures will be true. This is a concise, entertaining and enlightening non-fiction peep into the ways of wealth and power in America. The $999 goal is just a cute target number. Please don’t feel constrained by it, my friends; true expenses will be a good deal higher. Let’s blow 9-9-9 out of the water.
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You're a One Percenter! Perks include access to pre-release excerpts from the book on Thurston’s Website, and that big ego boost that comes with knowing you’re part of the ruling class.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Silver Bouillon Level – All of the above, plus one signed first edition of the book and a thank-you acknowledgement in the book.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Gold Bouillon Level - All of the above, plus a personal reading for you and your guests in New York City by co-author Thurston H. (That is, Kurt, in costume and character as Thurston H.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Platinum Ingot Level - Welcome to the true One Percent! All of the above, plus nine signed special editions of the book and a personal reading in New York City for you and your guests by Thurston and four other "Billionaires."Estimated delivery: Apr 2012