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Says Seth is the life observations of Seth at 4-6 years old. Funny and direct with a bit of commentary after by Dad. www.SaysSeth.com

SAYS SETH - THE BOOK: The world according to a six year old. Belches, farts and poop. Penis, boobs and butt. All the great 'taboo' topics plus food, love, unanswered questions and more. Life observed and explained through the words of one very funny boy during the time he was four to six. Plus a bit of commentary by his Daddy. All in Twitter-sized text bytes of 140 characters or less. Over 500 briliant observations guaranteed to make everyone who has ever spent time with a child to laugh uncontrollably and spit the beverage of choice through their noses.

It's perfect for all those parents who always meant to write down what their kids said when they were young. Memories of your own children, grandchildren or family will flood back. And you WILL laugh.

To avoid any confusion, I want to note that this IS NOT a book that includes photos of Seth. It includes his very funny quotes, my after-comments, plus illustrations he drew for chapters. I'm thinking you're more interested in the funny stuff he says that reflects his viewpoint as a child, not getting photos of Seth.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK: Seth is a very special boy...and he may well be the funniest kid ever. He is cute, smart, engaged and inquisitive. I wanted to give him a gift he could treasure forever, so when he started talking, I wrote his comments down in a hard bound journal. My plan was to give it to him later in life or to read them aloud and embarrass him at family functions, in front of his date for the prom...you understand. Being a writer myself, I added a brief upfront description to explain the context or add a sarcastic afterthought. I've now filled nearly two volumes with his funny comments.

People laughed when I read his comments out loud, and wanted to read more of his comments. So I created a web site www.SaysSeth.com (check the righthand tab on the site for a history of the quotes I've posted) and a Twitter feed to post them online. After some encouragement from others, I decided his comments truly were bookworthy. I started out writing a book applying his quotes to business, but decided to finish a book just printing his quotes first.

I sent out a few query letters to book companies, and received very positive feedback in the rejections. They thought the book was a great idea but without an established following of tens of thousands of people, the book companies won't publish it. Even if it is hilarious.

So I decided to take this a different way. I'll go straight to people who would most enjoy reading it. And that gives me the ability to control all of the book elements, including the look and feel. I am including Seth's illustrations for the chapter breaks. And I want HIM to feel special, that there is a book that HE helped write, that other people read.

We're ready to publish! The writing is complete, the layout is done. I've designed most of the promo materials...we're ready to go out and make the world laugh with us, and re-experience the magic of childhood.

Seth and I hope you'll consider supporting the project both for us and for yourself.

THE STORY BEHIND THE CHILD: Seth was our final adoption attempt after a couple of heartbreaking failures, including one where a couple conspired to take as much money from us as possible before ripping a child out of our home after we cared for him for three months. Even Seth's adoption was rocky, with a year long custody battle. In the end, the court made the decision that it was in Seth's best interests to be adopted by us and granted us final custody.

Seth is loved by a large extended family of relatives and friends. He was meant to be part of my family. He has taught me lessons of love that one can't possibly understand until he or she is a parent. I am the luckiest man alive and I try to share that with everyone I meet...and with Seth.

Help us publish this very funny book!

WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR? If Seth had his way, we'd probably buy bacon. A lot of bacon. And some action figures. But that won't be how we'll use the money raised from sponsorships.The money raised will be used for:

  • Book production costs including proofs, e-book conversion, ISBN purchase, and all those detailed items that are necessary when publishing a book
  • An initial print run of the soft cover book for fulfilling sponsorships and promotional marketing
  • A print run of the limited edition hard cover book for fulfilling sponsorships
  • Marketing functions, like printing the trading cards for promotions and sponsorship fulfillment, PR and advertising materials, web site hosting and maintenance, etc. And advertising
  • The plan is to give Kickstarter pledgers a special edition cover that will only be available for their copies.

OTHER NOTABLE INFORMATION: In the video, the song and music you hear is one that I wrote for Seth a couple of years ago. I wanted to create something from my heart that I could give to Seth and make him feel special every night - and that he could revisit when he grows up. After all, how many kids have their own song? A local musician (and now my friend) Jim Imbesi heard something he liked in it and agreed to work on it. It's his voice and instrument talents you hear. He is awesome, don't you think? The end of the video includes more of the song vocals. Check out his band Voice In The Mirror on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Voice-In-the-Mirror/111353708878941.

Let me know if you like the song, okay? You can find SaysSeth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/saysseth#!/pages/Says-Seth/153588471319549

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    THANKS FOR YOUR BUCK SPONSOR. An e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book. Every dollar brings us closer to publishing.

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    THANKS THANKS THANKS SPONSOR. Three different color promotional trading cards designed specifically for the Says Seth book, featuring quotes by and pictues of Seth, mailed to you on or prior to book publication. Plus, an e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book.

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    PDF SPONSOR EDITION A PDF version of the Says Seth book will be emailed to you prior to the date it is made available through other services. It will make you laugh, honest. People around you will have envious stares and wonder what you are reading. Three different color promotional trading cards designed specifically for promoting Says Seth, featuring quotes by and pictues of Seth, mailed to you on or prior to book publication. Plus, an e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book.

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    PRINTED BOOK SPONSOR You are amazing to support Seth and I at this level! We want to send you a SIGNED copy of the 1st edition trade paperback of Says Seth (signed by both SETH and Daddy) with an exclusive Kickstarter edition cover. AND a PDF version of the Says Seth book emailed to you People will be jealous that you have a signed copy of this soon-to-be-classic (well, after you tell them that you have one, of course. Otherwise, how would they know?). You will also get six different color promotional trading cards designed specifically for promoting Says Seth, featuring quotes by and pictues of Seth, mailed to you on or prior to book publication. That's three more cards than the previous level gets. An e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book. This includes shipping for domestic US only. If you are overseas, please select the $35 pledge.

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    PRINTED BOOK SPONSOR - INTERNATIONAL You are amazing to support Seth and I at this level! We want to send you a SIGNED copy of the 1st edition trade paperback of Says Seth (signed by both SETH and Daddy) with an exclusive kickstarter edition cover. AND a PDF version of the Says Seth book emailed to you. People will be jealous that you have a signed copy of this soon-to-be-classic (well, after you tell them that you have one, of course. Otherwise, how would they know?). You will also get six different color promotional trading cards designed specifically for promoting Says Seth, featuring quotes by and pictues of Seth, mailed to you on or prior to book publication. That's three more cards than the previous level gets. An e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book. This includes shipping for sponsors outside the US.

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    DOUBLY GENEROUS SPONSOR You are incredibly generous with your support for this project. Thank you! Thank you! We want to send you 2 SIGNED COPIES of the 1st edition trade paperback of Says Seth (signed by both SETH and Daddy) with an exclusive kickstarter edition cover. AND a PDF version of the Says Seth book emailed to you. That way, you can give a signed copy to a friend as a special gift and not give up your own signed copy. Because, let's face it, you'll want to share it with others. And giving someone a double-signed book is a very cool gift. Seth and I will send you 9 different promotional color trading cards featuring Seth's quotes and photos: the complete edition of cards INCLUDING the RARE SETH SKETCH CARD. YES, one of the cards will be a personal sketch from Seth on the card! A listing in the printed book naming and thanking YOU for helping to get the book published. And, of course, an e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book.

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    DOUBLY GENEROUS SPONSOR - INTERNATIONAL You are incredibly generous with your support for this project. Thank you! Thank you! We want to send you 2 SIGNED COPIES of the 1st edition trade paperback of Says Seth (signed by both SETH and Daddy) with an exclusive kickstarter edition cover. AND a PDF version of the Says Seth book emailed to you. That way, you can give a signed copy to a friend as a special gift and not give up your own signed copy. Because, let's face it, you'll want to share it with others. And giving someone a double-signed book is a very cool gift. Seth and I will send you 9 different promotional color trading cards featuring Seth's quotes and photos: the complete edition of cards INCLUDING the RARE SETH SKETCH CARD. YES, one of the cards will be a personal sketch from Seth on the card! A listing in the printed book naming and thanking YOU for helping to get the book published. And, of course, an e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book. This includes shipping for sponsors outside the US.

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    HARDCORE/HARDCOVER SPONSOR: Your belief in the project and faith in Seth being funny touches us. We want to give you something really special. Seth suggested bacon but I think it requires something even more special. We will send you a signed and numbered limited HARDBOUND 1st edition (numbered) and potentially the only hardcovers that will ever be offered of Says Seth book. The hardbound edition includes A BONUS CHAPTER AND SETH QUOTES not included in the paperback or PDF editions AND A BOOK HAND SKETCH FROM SETH. Of course, you'll also get the PDF version of the Says Seth book emailed to you so you can take Seth's wisdom with you wherever you go. Seth and I will also send you the set of 9 different promotional color trading cards featuring Seth's quotes and photos: the complete edition of cards INCLUDING the RARE SETH SKETCH CARD. YES, one of the cards will be a personal sketch from Seth on the card! That will make a total of two sketches from Seth for sponsoring the project at this level. A listing in the printed book naming and thanking YOU for helping to get the book published. And, of course, an e-thank you from Seth and his Daddy for helping us publish his book. Or let us know if you really prefer the bacon. This includes shipping within the US only. For shipping outside the US please add $20 US. So so sorry to ask that but I have to.

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