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Passionate Soccer Love: A Memoir of 20 Years Supporting US Soccer chronicles the travels of Tanya Keith through seven World Cups.
Passionate Soccer Love: A Memoir of 20 Years Supporting US Soccer chronicles the travels of Tanya Keith through seven World Cups.
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For the past three years, I've been writing and editing my first book, Passionate Soccer Love. This Kickstarter is to fund the final printing expenses and the book tour to promote the book. Here's what people are saying about my book:

“Tanya Keith has been traveling to U.S. soccer games since 1993, including seven World Cups, and her highly readable book is a revealing (and fun) window into the adventurous life of a hardcore U.S. fan and her family. The growth of U.S. supporter culture is one of the great stories in American sports, and Keith has been there to see it all. I couldn’t put this book down.”           -Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports

"Passionate Soccer Love: A Memoir of 20 Years Supporting US Soccer chronicles the travels of Tanya Keith through seven World Cups and beyond. Her stories are funny, entertaining, and will enthrall readers with her perseverance, passion, and dreams. Experience the history and camaraderie of American Soccer supporter culture as you get to know her soccer family. Through tales of soccer adventure, Ms. Keith shows how her contagious passion has paved the way for her dreams to become reality and how following your passion can bring balance between love and life, business and family."       -Renee Murphy

This campaign will fund my self publishing expenses, help create the website to promote the book, and will serve as the initial funding to spread the word about my book events around the US this summer.  

Risks and challenges

There are very few challenges to printing the book. The editing and design are finished, I just need to get it through production. The challenges of doing my book tour will be in the scheduling and completing the tour after the many thrills and hopefully few chills of the World Cup this summer, but I'm excited to meet soccer fans and share my book!

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    A paperback copy of Passionate Soccer Love will be on it’s way to you as soon as they’re back from the printer! Your copy will be stamped marking it a Kickstarter reward book...even better than first edition. Thank you post card too!

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    Two signed paperback copies of Passionate Soccer Love... one for you, one for a friend, both identified as Kickstarter backed copies.

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    Virtual book signing for your soccer club, team, or supporter group chapter includes 5 paperback copies (additional copies may be purchased separately) and up to 90 minutes of virtual signing and discussion.

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    Two personalized signed copies of Passionate Soccer Love will be personally delivered when I come to your town within 350 miles of Des Moines, chat with you over lunch or dinner, and do a public reading and book signing. If your American Outlaws chapter or soccer club chooses this level, I will do a public speaking event for your group instead of lunch or dinner.

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    Two personalized signed copies of Passionate Soccer Love, and I will come to your US city, chat with you over lunch or dinner, and do a public reading and book signing. If your AO chapter or soccer club chooses this level, I will do a public speaking event for your group.

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    Two personalized signed copies, a digital copy of Passionate Soccer Love, thank you on my website and I’m off to meet with your group in Europe! We will meet in your city, have lunch and talk International soccer, and I’ll do a book signing for you and your friends. If your soccer club chooses this level, I will do a public speaking event for your group. You’ll get a selection of US soccer swag, and I’ll deliver a scarf from your club to the Members’ Club Scarf Wall at Sporting KC Stadium.

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