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A picture book for adults about a man-child. Funny, fearless poems and illustrations about the dangers of Donald Trump, from A to Z.
Fully funded! We are now in production. Funny, fearless poems and illustrations about the dangers of Donald, from A to Z. If you missed out during the campaign, you can order a copy of the book, now available in print and e-book versions.
Fully funded! We are now in production. Funny, fearless poems and illustrations about the dangers of Donald, from A to Z. If you missed out during the campaign, you can order a copy of the book, now available in print and e-book versions.
975 backers pledged $41,761 to help bring this project to life.

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"I know words," bragged Donald Trump. Well, so do we, from A to Z.

B is for a bully and a bigot. N is for narcissism. X is for xenophobia. All the best words can be found in D is for DUMP TRUMP: An Anti-Hate Alphabet—26 poems and 20 original editorial cartoons about this detestable candidate. As you roam the alphabet, you'll laugh, you'll sigh, and if you're as horrified by Trump as we are, you'll want to spread the word.

Why this book?

Because you can’t stop a demagogue by rolling your eyes; you have to roll up your sleeves. Because a powerful way to spread the word and paint a full picture of the situation… is through words and pictures. Because comedy can be cathartic and poetry can be profound. Because there is strength in fearlessness. And because November 8 is looming.

Who are we?

Brad and Amy Herzog, husband and wife, author and illustrator, publishers of Why Not Books, a little company devoted to inspiring action through quality literature. Brad’s work includes a series of children’s alphabet books and a trilogy of U.S. travel memoirs. Amy’s artwork is inspired by the things she loves—or, in this case, a hate-fueled movement that she loathes.

Why Kickstarter?

We received wonderful feedback from friends ("Brilliant! I love it!") about a print-on-demand version of D is for Dump Trump, but we have much bigger goals. We hope to increase the book's size, offer an all-platform digital version, and, most importantly, print enough books to make our little project available to the masses. And while we’re not allowed to donate Kickstarter funds to charity, we plan to give $1 from each sale thereafter to the anti-hate Southern Poverty Law Center. So what we’re offering is this: Witty and wise verses and visuals, some laughs, an excellent way to spread the word, and some good karma.

What will the book look like?

A 42-page softcover book measuring 8.5'' by 8.5'' and consisting of 20 color illustrations and 1,500 words in rhyme (see sample spreads after the backer rewards below).

BACKER REWARDS

T-SHIRT OPTIONS

NEW! We have added a third T-shirt option ("here's my wall"). So if you choose the $100 or $250 reward levels, there are now three choices -- all available in either a men's or women's cut.  

 

 

 

 

 SAMPLE SPREADS

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is also our greatest motivation -- the fact that the Trump phenomenon is happening RIGHT NOW. But if we are fully funded, we can distribute the book nationally in the three months leading up to the election.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    E IS FOR...

    Our eternal gratitude and an e-book, which you'll receive for only a single Hamilton! Read the DIGITAL VERSION on any platform.

    *Warning: People might read over your shoulder.

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    TURN THE PAGE ON TYRANNY

    You'll receive both a DIGITAL COPY and a PRINTED COPY, a first edition of the newly redesigned book.

    That way, when people ask you what's so bad about Trump, you'll have an answer at your fingertips. "Believe me. That I can tell you..."

    Free shipping in the USA!

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    SPREAD THE BEST WORDS

    You'll receive a SIGNED COPY of the book (autographed by author and illustrator), along with a digital version. And we'll also include a BONUS POSTCARD PACK of 5 postcards for word-spreading purposes.

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    GIVE 'EM A BIG HAND

    Actually two big hands. Because as a thank-you for your generous support, we'll send:

    *Two signed printed copies
    *A digital copy for any platform
    *Two bonus packs of 5 postcards each.
    *Free shipping in the USA

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    WEAR IT AND SHARE IT

    We've turned a pair of grin-inducing illustrations into T-shirts available only to Kickstarter backers!

    Choice #1: IT'S A BITCH, showing karma leading the candidate off a cliff.

    Choice #2: Empty WOMEN FOR TRUMP rally (available in a women's cut).

    So you'll receive:
    *Two signed copies of the book
    *Two postcard 5-packs
    *A digital copy for any platform
    *One T-shirt of your choice
    *Free shipping in the USA

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    THE MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE COLLECTION

    Pledge this amount, and we'll send you both a signed printed copy and a digital copy of the book. But wait! There's more! You'll also receive THREE high-quality hardcover publications from Why Not Books, all of which celebrate difference makers:

    *UNLOCK CONGRESS (a brilliant primer on how to fix our broken political system)
    *MY MANTELPIECE (the memoirs of civil rights icon Carolyn Goodman, with a foreword by Maya Angelou)
    *FRANCIS AND EDDIE (beautiful picture book about sport's greatest underdog tale)
    *Free shipping in the USA

    For more about these critically-acclaimed books, check out WhyNotBooks.com.

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    TRUMPTY DUMPTY

    Acclaimed artist Zachary Pullen, who collaborated with Brad on THE PRESIDENTS and FRANCIS AND EDDIE, is offering a 13.5'' x 17'' high-quality print on archival paper of his painting of Trumpty Dumpty... on his wall... about to fall.

    It's a one-of-a-kind Kickstarter-only opportunity from a master of the craft, whose billboard-sized painting of the first 43 presidents may end up in the Smithsonian.

    So you will receive:
    *A signed copy of DUMP TRUMP
    *A digital copy for any platform
    *A postcard 5-pack
    *A Kickstarter-exclusive 13.5'' x 17'' TRUMPTY DUMPTY print
    *Free shipping in the USA

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    SHARING, NOT SCARING

    Come out loud and proud against Trump's fear-mongering! It's as easy as ABC and T-shirts. Send books and postcards to like-minded friends or nudge political frenemies. Show off your anti-Trump T. This has the potential to go EXPONENTIAL.

    You'll receive:
    *10 signed copies of the book
    *4 bonus postcard 5-packs (20 cards)
    *2 T-shirts of your choice
    *A DUMP TRUMP digital copy
    *Free shipping in the USA

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    THE TREMENDOUS LEVEL

    Brad will provide a one-hour Skype session (inspiring writing and creativity) with any students or educators of your choice.

    You'll also get:
    *4 signed DUMP TRUMP copies
    *A digital copy for any platform
    *A pack of 5 postcards
    *Free shipping in the USA

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    YOU ALPHA-BETCHA

    This is the gift that keeps on giving. You'll be able to offer that special school in your life a Skype session (up to 3 hours) between Brad and a group of elementary students of your choosing -- to create an alphabet book about their school.

    Schools have used these to raise funds for the library or PTA or even a village in Africa. You'll be contributing to society -- sort of the opposite of Trump University.

    You'll also receive:
    *4 signed DUMP TRUMP copies
    *A digital copy for any platform
    *A pack of 5 postcards
    *Free shipping in the USA

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    WE LOVE THE WELL-EDUCATED!

    We know what you're thinking. What am I? Trump? That's a lot of money! But it's an opportunity for a super-generous supporter to inspire a child or grandchild. Along with receiving a pile of books and postcards, you'll be able to provide a two-day in person visit by an author to any school in the continental U.S (travel expenses included!).

    On Day 1, Brad will give three assemblies -- covering the entire student body -- about reading and the writer's life and imaginative possibilities. On Day 2, he will conduct a workshop with a select group of kids to create an alphabet book about their school.

    You'll also receive:
    *8 signed DUMP TRUMP copies
    *A digital copy for any platform
    *A pack of 5 postcards
    *Free shipping in the USA

    See BradHerzog.com to learn more about Brad’s school visit program.

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