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Playing Around shares the stories of famous & ordinary people regarding what we played with as children and how it shaped us as adults.

Book Summary

Playing Around is a book that celebrates the joy we have when playing with toys.  This book will share the stories of famous actors/actresses, artists, musicians, politicians, authors, inventors, captains of industry and ordinary people.

It will illustrate the stories of what they played with as kids and why.  It will examine how what we played with as children shaped who we have become as adults.

Aren’t you a little bit curious about what Donald Trump played with when he was young, or Oprah, or Bruce Springsteen, or Bill Gates, or Tom Clancy, or even President Barack Obama.

The book will also examine the psychology of play and the importance of imaginative play as well as why what boys and girls play with is different.  Mostly the book will be just plain fun, because everyone enjoys sharing stories about what they played with as children.

Playing Around will contain stories of the classic toys we grew up with like Slinky, the Yo-Yo, the Easy Bake Oven, Barbie, G.I. Joe, Etch-A-Sketch, Silly Putty and later on Transformers, Power Rangers, Pong, Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Pony, Care Bears, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

My name is Tim Moodie and I have been a designer, developer, and inventor of toys for over 25 years.  I believe nothing creates a smile like a great toy.  Everyone loves toys and this book will appeal to a wide age range.  When’s the last time you played with a toy?

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Funds:

The money raised from kickstarter will be used to reach out to famous actors/actresses, artists, musicians, politicians, authors, inventors, captains of industry and ordinary people.  It will fund travel and related expenses to get the interviews that will be contained in the book.  It will also provide the finances necessary to acquire photos and/or illustrations for the book and find a publisher.  In addition, it will give the author the capability to focus solely on this project and get it done and published in a timely manner.

EBook

At certain levels backers will also have access to Playing Around in a variety of ebook formats.  When published, the book will be available for purchase in printed and ebook formats.

Blog

http://playingaroundbook.blogspot.com/

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