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Mostly Lies is a true story, except for the stuff I made up. It's an essay collection of creative nonfiction and uncreative fiction.
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    "This Is All I Can Afford" Level. Backers at this level will receive one 1.25" This is Conlan button (version 3.0) — suitable for pinning on your shirt, purse, or mustache — and a handwritten "thank you note".

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    The First Edition Level. Backers at this level will get your very own copy of the Mostly Lies e-book to read on your Kindle (or the phone, computer, or device of your choice using the free Kindle apps), as well as the button and handwritten "thank you note".

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    Social Media Expert Level. Backers at this level receive the e-book, TWO buttons, and the note, PLUS: I will write a one-line bio about you (entirely made up by me) that you can use on your social media profiles.

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    Contributor Level. Backers at this level receive the e-book, THREE buttons, and the note, PLUS: You get to suggest a one-word topic that I will write about in the book. E.g., if you suggest "aluminum", I will include a section (anywhere from a paragraph to a whole chapter) on what I think about aluminum. Each section will be credited with the name of the backer who suggested it (if you want).

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    Proofreader Level. Backers at this level get the e-book, FOUR buttons, the note, and the one-word topic suggestion, PLUS: Early access to the near-final manuscript that you can proofread for me (suckers!). You'll be credited as a proofreader in the acknowledgements section of the final edition. (P.S. You don't actually have to proofread it --- you can just enjoy it, or delete it, whatever, but please forgive any typos.)

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    Editor Level. Backers at this level get the e-book, FIVE buttons, the note, and the one-word topic suggestion, PLUS: I will send one or more draft chapters to you for feedback, which I may or may not incorporate into the final manuscript. You'll be acknowledged as an editor in the e-book.

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    Publisher Edition. Backers at this level get the e-book, TEN buttons, the note, the one-word topic suggestion, and the editorial input, PLUS: I will email you an outline of the book before I really begin the serious business of writing, and you'll be able to give your input and help shape the overall project. You'll be credited as a publisher in the final manuscript.

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    "You're Crazy, But I Love You" Level. Everything from all the previous levels, PLUS my undying gratitude (heck, I'll even throw in a few extra buttons). You'll be credited as supreme benefactor in the final manuscript.

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