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The Clown That Lost His Funny is a children's book written by Lauren (age 11). It's a really fun and heartfelt story.
The Clown That Lost His Funny is a children's book written by Lauren (age 11). It's a really fun and heartfelt story.
117 backers pledged $5,851 to help bring this project to life.

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The Clown That Lost His Funny

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It's almost been a year since you helped Lauren release The Clown That Lost His Funny.  Amazing project and amazing ride!  Thank you again.

Every now and then, Lauren gets excited about selling some of the 700 copes we have in our closet and she sends a few signed copies.

But I'd really love to clean out this closet, so we came up with something for you.

If you have kids in school, why not get a CASE of books and give them as gifts to each student.  I bet the teachers and parents would LOVE it.  What a great end-of-school gift!

Here's a link to get a case of 24 books for just $125.  

You can be a class hero (and help me clean out this closet).  


P.S. Lauren is saving all the proceeds of this book for her car fund. I guess that's thinking ahead (and I guess I'm getting old)

P.P.S. Of course, people can still order one book from this website or from Amazon.  

Today is Launch Day

Today is the official launch of The Clown That Lost His Funny, my daughter's book and the project you helped make happen!

We've got 1,000 of these beautiful hardback books in our guest room, and we would love to sell at least 100 of them today.  So I wanted to ask you to do two specific things.

1.  Even if you already have a copy, will you purchase at least one today?  You can order right from and Lauren will personally ship it to you.  Order one for your kid's teacher, a neighbor, a family member or your local library.  They make great Christmas gifts for any kid.

2.  Will you help spread the word to your friends?  Update your Facebook status, share a tweet or fire off an email with the link.  Be sure to let people know you supported this project on Kickstarter!  Just point people to

Thanks again for making this possible, and thanks in advance for helping this be an awesome launch day!

- Michael

It's On Amazon and We Need your Review

Hey everyone.

I'm working to make the book available on - the largest bookstore in the world.  And in prep for the launch date on October 8, I'd really love your help.

Will you go to the product page on Amazon and leave a review?  Here's the link:

Every review helps - whether it's positive or negative.  Of course, I hope it's positive.  

I'll tell the world to go order beginning on October 8, but the Amazon order page is live and working now.


Pre Order The Clown That Lost His Funny

Hey backers!  Thanks again so much for your support - it's been a fun project.  In the next couple of weeks, your awards should be on the way.  Just to remind you.

If you gave $25 or so, you're getting a thank you note and a copy of the eBook.

If you gave $50 or more, you're getting a copy of the physical book.  We'll mail it to you before the official release date on October 10.

Today, you can pre-order the book written by by 5th grade daughter.  Every book that's pre-ordered will be autographed by Lauren, and the pre-order price is less than retail.  Here's your chance to buy some as gifts and give away the book you helped make possible.

Preorder at and be sure to tell everyone you know to go visit that site.


P.S. We printed the name of every backer in the physical book because we're so grateful for you making this happen.

P.P.S. Here's the link to preorder one or more copies.

The Books are Here!

Yesterday, a shipment of 1,000 books arrived in our garage...hardback copies of The Clown That Lost His Funny are finally here! 

The books look great - quality hardback construction with bright illustrations.  We're so excited and we're grateful YOU are a part of this.

Lauren is sending thank you notes, bookmarks, and autographed books next week, so depending on your donation amount, something is on the way.  Watch your mailbox.

We will send another update on Monday when we open up the pre-sell.  Every pre-order will be signed and shipped the first week in October.


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