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Thank You Kung-Fu is my journey of terminal brain cancer, a heartbreaking divorce and an unplanned pregnancy over five year's time.
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    You will receive a signed copy of Thank You Kung-Fu in the mail upon completion of the book.

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    You will be emailed the audiobook of David reading Thank You Kung-Fu. You will also receive a signed book with a handwritten message from David (content created either by you or me).

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    Chris Mann, currently starring as the Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera, will send you his signed LIVE Concert event on CD/DVD including a duet with Martina McBride and Mindi Abair.

    http://chrismannmusic.com/

    In addition, you will be emailed the audiobook of David reading Thank You Kung-Fu. You will also receive a signed book with a handwritten message from David (content created either by you or me).

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    Chris Mann, currently starring as the Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera, will send you his signed Christmas CD/DVD, featuring a duet with Martina McBride.

    http://chrismannmusic.com/

    In addition, you will be emailed the audiobook of David reading Thank You Kung-Fu. You will also receive a signed book with a handwritten message from David (content created either by you or me).

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    You will receive Erik Wahl's book STORY. As David's business partner and great friend, he is proud to offer STORY, a limited edition, 208-page hardcover museum quality coffee table book that beautifully compiles the uniquely artistic mind and soul of Erik Wahl’s journey. It's a series of personal interviews, observations and behind the scene photographs that capture Erik’s relentless pursuit to break down conventional wisdom and unshackle the masses.

    https://theartofvision.com

    In addition, you will be emailed the audiobook of David reading Thank You Kung-Fu. You will also receive a signed book with a handwritten message from David (content created either by you or me).

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    Chris Mann, currently the Off-Broadway Phantom of the Opera, will send you his signed album, "Roads", named #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart (featuring a duet with Christina Aguilera), and a signed Playbill for the "Phantom of the Opera".

    http://chrismannmusic.com/

    In addition, you will be emailed the audiobook of David reading Thank You Kung-Fu. You will also receive a signed book with a handwritten message from David (content created either by you or me).

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    You will receive an email with a link to download my own Thank You Kung-Fu personal playlist from iTunes for free.

    You will also receive two signed books with optional messages from me, as well as the audiobook.

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    You will receive eight books, each with an option for personal messages to distribute among friends, families, or small groups.

    You will also receive my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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    Pledge US$ 600 or more About US$ 600

    You will receive two VIP tickets to Story Nashville, a creative conference, on October 1 & 2, 2015. It will include a private lunch with myself and a special visit from Ben Arment, the event's creator. http://storynashville.com

    When the book is released, you will also receive two signed books with optional messages from me, my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    You will receive one free pass to Josh Shipp's Youth Speaker University. Josh's online course partners with you whether you are an author, speaker, or life coach. Join YSU to be trained by today's leading mind on today's youth culture.

    http://youthspeakeru.com/

    When the book is released, you will also receive a signed book with an optional message from me, my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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    You will receive two free tickets to Rescue Lab in San Diego. A two-day event hosted by Mike Foster, Rescue Lab is a place for you to gain hands-on training and expertise in helping hurting people. It’s designed to deliver concrete “how-to” and the pragmatic “know-how.” Over the past year almost 100,000 people have engaged with our tools & strategies. We don’t have all the answers but we’ve built and prototyped some remarkable strategies for helping people.

    http://www.secondchance.org/rescuelab

    When the book is released, you will also receive five signed books with an optional message from me, my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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    I will visit your location and share the underlying message behind the book. The talk can be whatever timeframe you desire and I would be happy to allow time for question and answers. There will be no additional cost for airfare, food, or hotel.

    When the book is released, you will also receive five signed books with optional messages from me, my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    In a session of "Inspirational Jazz", I will take part in an unscripted personal discussion with two of my friends and a person relevant to your group at your location. I will arrange two of my closest friends to join me at your location: Donald Miller, Mike Foster, Josh Shipp, Erik Wahl, or Ben Arment.

    We will chat with each other about our unique and difficult paths of suffering and redemption. In addition, we will answer pre-determined questions from your audience.

    You will also receive ten books, each with an option for personal messages to distribute among friends, families, or small groups. As well as receiving my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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    You will receive two VIP tickets to the StoryBrand Conference hosted by Donald Miller. It will include a private lunch with myself and a special visit from the event's creator, Donald Miller. https://storybrand.com/workshop/

    When the book is released, you will also receive two signed books with optional messages from me, my personal playlist, and the audiobook.

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