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A based-on-true-life "Go the F*** to Sleep" style picture book about a recent graduate job-hunting bunny rabbit. NEW preview pics!! :)

"You Can Do It, Bunny" as seen recently in the Huffington Post!

FUNDRAISING GOALS

This is so amazingly awesome! I can't believe how many procrastinating friends I have :-) Thank you for all the last-minute support. As a reminder, EVERYONE who pledges gets their names into the book itself, on a special "thank you" page.

New stretch goal - $4000! 

What shall I do with the "stretch" goal $? Great question! -- Print more books! In printing, there are different types of printers one can use, and better quality / more efficient printers. 

Book summary: 

You Can Do It, Bunny! is a fresh, fun, and encouraging tale about finding one's career path after graduation, even in a shaky economy. The story takes the tones of an "Urban Outfitters-y" "Barenstein Bears" meets "Go the F to Sleep." Even though it's a book about job-hunting, ANYBODY can enjoy it -- not just job-hunters. Check out the video for a preview.

My story:

I created this book while I was job-hunting, following graduation from my Master's program. To relieve myself of the stress of filling out job applications, I started experimenting with writing and illustration, and the result was this "based on true life" story about a job-hunting cartoon bunny rabbit. 

Excerpts from the book:

graduation!

Graduation
Graduation

Now bunny had to find a job. 

She interviewed for a number of positions

But somehow there always seemed to be better-qualified animals for the positions. 

Poor bunny!

luckily she has the best friends and family in the world

even as things go from bad to worse

"bunemployment"
"bunemployment"

she stays persistent & determined

DETERMINATION!
DETERMINATION!

and eventually ...

hope :)
hope :)

Advance Praise for "You Can Do It, Bunny!" 

"You Can Do It, Bunny! bolstered my confidence that I will finally get hired in this economy. The pages also did a great job of absorbing my tears as I read rejection letter after rejection letter."

Caragh Poh - Student, Job-Hunter, and Contributing Writer at Hello Giggles

“Sometimes you have to step back and simplify your greatest challenges to turn them into your greatest opportunities, and that’s exactly what I found with You Can Do It, Bunny”

Ryan Kahn – Career Coach, MTV’s Hired! and Author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad

"Story of our generation" 

Elinor H - 2011 MBA Graduate

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The raising of money:

The book is totally finished - drawings, text, layout. I'm self-publishing it because I just want people to be able to enjoy my book in the most uncomplicated way possible. But printing is expensive. Hence, the kickstarter.

For as little as $1, you can have an electronic version or .pdf. If you're currently job-hunting, please take advantage of this low-priced special on electronic books. 

For $20, a physical book (hardcover if I raise more than 2000, softcover if I raise less). For $30, an autographed book. Did I mention that this book would make an amazing gift for a job-hunting friend?

For higher amounts - Books if you want them, but more importantly, you will have the satisfaction of helping me spread a positive message and achieve a profound personal goal (If I can raise more $ and print in bulk, I can be a "true" publisher, so to speak). 

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Special Thanks to:

Family: Mom, Dad, Ann

My boyfriend & his family: Ben & The Bradfords

My best friend since childhood: Rashi

Blog Contributors: Gabby, Sarina, Bello, Renee, Elisa, Erik

Friends who have put up with the ultra-excitement from my publishing my first book: basically everybody

My Favorite Professor: Prof Malaviya

Graphic Design: James Austria

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