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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)
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    US IMPERIALIST: Thank you for your mollifying your guilt! Every dollar counts.

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    FLOWER OF REUNIFICATION: For your generosity, I will email you 50 photos that I took when I visited north Korea, with descriptions attached separately.

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    CHOLLIMA, THE SPIRIT OF SPEED: You will receive a digital copy of the book.

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    THE JUCHE IDEA: You will receive a trade paperback copy of the book

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    SEA OF BLOOD: You will receive a trade paperback copy of the book AND 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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