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My relationship with my father is the most difficult of my life. This memoir is about my lifelong struggle to define my identity.
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    You'll get behind the scenes updates on the book, including making of details, lessons learned about writing memoirs and early access to chapters from the book.

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    All of the above plus the EBOOK edition of the book as soon as it's available. Your name will be listed in the acknowledgements with grand thanks and great honor as one of the primary supporters of this project.

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    You'll get everything above, plus a SIGNED print edition of the book, mailed direct to your door. Add $10 for international shipment.

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    You'll get everything above, plus a TICKET to participate in an online chat (you can be anonymous) about dealing with difficult parent/child relationships, hosted by Berkun and with a professional counselor on adult parent/child issues.

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    You will get all of the above, plus ALL FIVE OF MY PREVIOUS BOOKS SIGNED. You'll have a rare complete set, sure to be worth millions when I die.

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    RENT MY BRAIN. You'll get digital & signed print editions, name in the acknowledgements, ticket to online chat, plus 45 minutes OF MY TIME on Skype for personal coaching/advice on writing, creativity, life or any topic of your choice!

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    Pledge US$ 400 or more About US$ 400

    (Seattle ONLY)

    You get the core rewards above (digital, signed print, ticket to group chat) plus dinner for you and a friend, with me at an amazing local restaurant (your tab covered), where we'll talk about fathers, parents and children, we'll laugh, eat and drink amazing things, as we explore the meaning of life.

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    GOLD SPONSOR. You will get the core rewards (digital, signed print, ticket to group chat) plus I will write a blog post about a (mutually agreed) topic of your choice, including a link to any URL of your choice as my sponsor, and several tweets in your honor.

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    Pledge US$ 2,700 or more About US$ 2,700

    SUPREME SPONSOR. You will get all of the GOLD SPONSOR rewards, plus I will fly to YOUR CITY and give a lecture on any topic to your friends or coworkers (you can pool money with friends or get your company to pay). We will also go out to a glorious dinner and drink many drinks together. (continental U.S. only unless you convince me otherwise)

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    (Contact me before purchasing this one)

    You will be the PREMIER ULTIMATE SPONSOR. You will get all the core rewards (digital, signed print edition, ticket to chat), a set of all of my books signed, a 30 minute personal Skype chat, plus I will write and publish a 50 PAGE MANIFESTO on a mutually agreed topic (based primarily on your preferences). The manifesto will be dedicated to you.

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