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“We don’t want hordes of tourists to come here and spread AIDS and pollute our land.” –Kim Jong-Il, 4/25/98 (Juche 87)
“We don’t want hordes of tourists to come here and spread AIDS and pollute our land.” –Kim Jong-Il, 4/25/98 (Juche 87)
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Hello! My name is Michael Malice, and I am a celebrity ghostwriter. Now, I am ghostwriting the autobiography of the Dear Leader.

What is this?

This will be the best book ever written. Welcome to the bizarre world of the north Korea (since Korea is one nation divided by American Imperialism, we keep the "n" lowercase). It's a nation where politics is religion, and religion is the worship of an odd little man by the name of Kim Jong Il. It is a notoriously reclusive and closed nation, one whose inner workings can only be guessed at by outsiders—until now. Taken directly from primary sources spirited out of the “Hermit Kingdom”, this book will expose the life and lessons of Kim Jong-Il from his own unique perspective. If truth is stranger than fiction, then what is presented as truth in North Korea is stranger still. From his miraculous birth to breeding giant rabbits, this is the philosophy of the world’s zaniest dictator—as he himself would have it be told.

Who is Kim Jong Il?

Kim Jong Il was the General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea from 1994-2011. During his reign as absolute dictator of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, he became notorious the world over for his idiosyncratic sensibilities, absurd propaganda, and brutal repression.

The son of DPRK founder the “Great Leader” Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il’s succession to power was the world’s first and only example of a communist dynasty. The “Dear Leader” took his father’s extant personality cult into insane new directions. From shooting a hole-in-one in every round of golf, to being the world authority on the Internet and creator of the hamburger, Kim Jong Il’s alleged accomplishments strain even the remotest claims to credibility.

Where is the money going?

It's going to pay my rent for the seven months it will take to write this book. It'll also pay for production, marketing and copyediting.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenges are to make the book informative but not boring, funny but not silly. This will be my seventh book now, and I've got what it takes to deliver.

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    THE LEADER: You will receive a hardcover copy of the book, signed and numbered. These hardcovers will be strictly limited to 666 copies--because Kim Jong Il represented Constituency 666 as a candidate for the Supreme People’s Assembly (seriously!). You will also get a page torn out of one of the books that I personally bought in Pyongyang and used as source material. Each page will be signed and (page-) numbered, a unique memento of this project!

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    THE PEOPLE'S LEADER: You will receive a hardcover copy of the book, signed and numbered. These hardcovers will be strictly limited to 666 copies--because Kim Jong Il represented Constituency 666 as a candidate for the Supreme People’s Assembly (seriously!). You will also get a page torn out of one of the books that I personally bought in Pyongyang and used as source material. Each page will be signed and (page-) numbered, a unique memento of this project!

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    THE GENUINE PEOPLE'S LEADER: You will receive a hardcover copy of the book, signed and numbered. These hardcovers will be strictly limited to 666 copies--because Kim Jong Il represented Constituency 666 as a candidate for the Supreme People’s Assembly (seriously!). You will also get a page torn out of one of the books that I personally bought in Pyongyang and used as source material. Each page will be signed and (page-) numbered, a unique memento of this project!

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    THE PUEBLO INCIDENT: In 1968, north Korea captured USS Pueblo, keeping its men prisoner. (According to north Korea, the Navy men were livid that they were being kept from having sex with each other!) After almost a year of literal torture, they were finally set free.

    You will get the copy of Pueblo Commander Lloyd M. Bucher's book "My Story" SIGNED by him (years ago) that was used by me as research, and I will sign it as well. You will also get the rewards from the LEADER level. A great piece of Americana, and an integral piece of this project!

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    GREAT TEACHER OF JOURNALISTS: I will personally skype with you (or your book club or organization), answering any questions you might have about how publishing really works and offering any advice I have. A great opportunity to pick the brain of someone who knows the book industry at the highest levels. I will gladly discuss north Korea instead, or working with Harvey Pekar, or anything else from my resume.

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    FIELD GUIDANCE: I will come to your organization and deliver a one-hour talk about north Korea, either a general presentation or focusing on any aspects you desire. Yes, I will be in the People's Suit that I got in Pyongyang! (Airfare/lodging not included).

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    PARTY CENTER: In addition to the Skype talk offered under GREAT TEACHER OF JOURNALISTS, I will edit any piece(s) of writing you have (up to 30 pp.), with specific feedback and criticism for the future. A great way to get serious about your writing career from someone who helps others write for a living.

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    ANTI-JAPANESE HEROINE KIM JONG SUK: Artist Molly Crabapple will paint one lucky comrade in a 10 x13 revolutionary style portrait, in ink and watercolor. An amazing opportunity to get immortalized by the People's Artist. You will also get the rewards from the LEADER level.

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    ARDUOUS MARCH: Your name (or your organization's) will be included on Kim Jong Il's enemies' list in the book, alongside the Mona Lisa and Nikita Khrushchev.

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