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Amazing, Ray Bradbury loved, story
 of a dancer overcoming prejudice and homophobia while captivating audiences around the world!
Amazing, Ray Bradbury loved, story of a dancer overcoming prejudice and homophobia while captivating audiences around the world!
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The Imperial Dancer: The Incredible Life of Keigo Takeuchi

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    Cyberspace Fist Bump-A full-on fist bump plus fingertip explosion via the internet in gratitude!

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    A digital photo of Keigo Takeuchi and a fully enveloping warm hug like your auntie used to give you and like my uncle used to give me! Oh yeah, I'll be sending you a thank you email and updates too.

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    A digital copy of the book and a witty thank you card with a photo of Keigo that is my muse. Also, I will give you a mention in one of my update emails to everyone! *Note book delivery is pending publication date.

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    A signed printed copy of the book, a printed photo , a personally handwritten "thank you" note (please note that I went to Catholic school and I received a "Needs improvement" for my handwriting grades).Plus the email mention and social media shoutout. *Note The book delivery is pending publishing date.

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    Two signed, printed copies and one digital copy of the book, the updates, the email mention and social media shoutout, the slightly legible letter and photo, and the warm Aunt Bee hug. *Note delivery date is for all items except book. The book delivery is pending publishing date.

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    Two bundles consisting of a custom-made soft cotton, telling the world you supported the creation of "The Imperial Dancer" Kickstarter, a signed, printed and a digital copy of the book, the thank you not, the shoutouts and a hug. *Note delivery date is for all items except book. The book delivery is pending publishing date.

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    An excerpt from the book prior to publish date, four bundles (signed printed copy, digital and t-shirt), the shoutouts, the slightly legible letter and photo, and hug. *Note delivery date is for all items except book. The book delivery is pending publishing date. Please denote desired size of shirt after January 1.

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    Five VIP bundles (signed printed copy, digi copy and t-shirt) that also include Invitation to a private signing in Santa Barbara and possibly SF and LA) personal letter and photo, the mentions and the hug.
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    Coffee in SB or cyber coffee (Skype or Face Time) with writer. Your name on the Kickstarter acknowledgment page of the book with accompanying tears of joy, six VIP bundles (invite, printed copy, digi copy, shirt), letter and photo, mention and shoutouts, and the hug,
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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Coffee in Santa Barbara or cyberchat with writer, excerpt of a voice recording of the main subject, mention on the Kickstarter acknowledgment section of the book, eight VIP bundles (invite, signed, printed copy, digital copy, shirt). Plus the mention and shoutout, the updates, the hug, the photo and letter as neatly written as I possibly can.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Lunch with the author in SB, SF, LA or a major US airport city nearest the donor's residence, eight VIP bundles, specially framed and printed customer framed photo of Keigo along with a digital voice recording, an advanced excerpt of the book as well as a few surprise goodies along the way.
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    Okay time to get outrageous. Ten hand-delivered bundles that include signing invitations to the private signing, either lunch, dinner, bike ride or a ballgame with the author. Digital recording. Plus mention in the main acknowledgments of the book, rough copy of the first chapter, and the other goodies including the photo and a letter of thanks handwritten by my wife.

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    The opportunity to name the dog I promised my wife once this project is completed (please don't tell her I'm getting her a puppy!) .

    Ballgame or musical, bike ride and dinner in weekend with the author, advance first chapter, digital recording of the subject. Prior to release, I will hand-deliver 10 V-VIP bundles (signed copy, dig copy, shirt, invites ) that also include a private reception prior to the signing , surprise goodies, prominent mention in the main acknowledgments of the book, expressions of gratitude during interviews, personal phone call and email updates, and a sob-filled hug of gratitude. *Note delivery date is for all items except book. The book delivery and signing is pending publishing date. Please denote desired size of shirts after January 1.

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