Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 18, 2011.

Update #13

Burning Man Holiday Joy


Love Love Love and Thanks!  It’s been wonderful to get all your positive feedback and hugs. After so many years of work it is a deeply gratifying experience. 

It's a Burner-rific Holiday Gift: As a thank you, we offer a Holiday special of 20% off so you can give the book that YOU brought to life to your friends. We’ve added a Priority Shipping option to our website and The SUPER SECRET UNGUESSABLE Coupon Code is XMAS20 

Holiday Card Joy! May your holiday season be fantastic!!!!  Feel free to spread Yuletime cheer and repost these goofy on-line holiday cards:

To Afghanistan and Beyond: We want to spread this culture far beyond the borders of Burning Man. We donate books to Libraries everywhere. We’re in the Washoe Library, naturally. We were trashed with the Occupy Wall Street Library, but we’re proud to have been thrown out in such good company! We‘re also in the Taj Library in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, perhaps a safer location for such anarchist literature. Does your local branch want a copy? Just let us know. We’re holding a Borrower’s Card Contest to encourage people to loan to friends. For more on each of these projects, see:

What You can do: We have no advertising whatsoever, so please help by posting a review or recommending us. Unless we get media coverage, your word of mouth is all we will ever have :) At this point, over 3000 people have “liked” the book on Facebook.  We have over 30 glorious glowing book reviews on Amazon.  All of this is thanks to you.

If you feel like helping us out a bit:
This is silly and quick, but it helps us a lot!  Go to the Amazon page for the book   Then search for "Your tags".  Then add the tags "Burning Man" and "BurningMan" to the book. And you also can suggest other tags like Costume or Photography if you want.

Julian and Jackie adventures:

  • We took light painting photos at the Decompression party in San Francisco this year:
  • The images have been in several galleries and show in San Francisco.
  • We set up in Empire, Nevada this year to help new Burners discover the book.  We also had a super fun time at Burning Man.  We made a “HexaYurt” out of huge insulation panels and that kept us cool in the desert sun.

Coupon: Again, to get 20% off books for Xmas, use “XMAS20” here: 
Note that this is not an Amazon coupon

LOVE - With monumental celebrations and massive joy,
-Julian and Jackie 

Update #12 - For backers only

A Thank You and Coupons for "The People of Burning Man" book


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Update #11

LOVE is speeding through the postal system


Your book is on its way to you!
JOY!!!!  :-)  Let me know when you get it...

YOU made this happen!  Without you, this book would never have been printed.  You have made the world a more beautiful place.  You have made this dream come true.

So what now?  Well, I would love it if you would:

Celebrate!  Do cartwheels!  Hop on facebook and twitter and let people know about the book you created.
Direct people to:

Are there people you know who would LOVE to own the book?
To order copies go to:

One of the very best ways to help this project is to give a review of the book on Amazon and tell everybody about this book that you've brought to life.  To review it on Amazon, go here:

For me, this over 10 years in the making and I love love love how it turned out.  It is just what I have always imagined and hoped we could make.  This book is designed to help bring about positive change. 

Thank you for being part of it!

With oceans of appreciation and happiness,
-julian snail

Update #10

You've brought this book to life

OMG, the books are here!!!!!

Because of YOU, we did so much more than we had originally hoped.  Your overwhelming support allowed us to:

  • Add many more pages!  Rather than 192 pages, it's now 210 pages. 
  • Instead of soft cover, it's hard cover.
  • Rather than the planned print run of 3,000, we did a print run of 5,000.
  • Because of the overwhelming response, we put a LOT of extra energy into making everything perfectly awesome! Polishing and typo-eradication was done with a skilled team of editors, typographers, designers, and even a lawyer or two.

THANK YOU!!!!!!  Your part in this is profound.

If you have not filled out the kickstarter survey and given your address, do it today so that your book can be sent to you.  The books are going to be sent out SOON, so if you have had an address change, or any interesting address issue I should know about, please please do email me at or message me via your Kickstarter account.

This is SO SO SO EXCITING!!!!  :-)


P.S: Are you in the Bay Area? If so, you're invited to my first book release party in San Francisco. It's going to be an excellent evening of Playa Storytelling and book signing by yours truly :) It'll be at the Jellyfish gallery on Folsom and 9th on Aug 13th, click here for info: 

Update #9

We wanted to make it perfect!


We had a fantastic book.  It was 192 pages and was all set to get printed.  But after the overwhelming support, we decided to take the time to make the book as good as we possibly could.  Many more great photos and collages were added.  It got another mountain of love and polish from our crew of skilled and creative folks.  But it is finally ready.  The files have been sent to the Hong Kong printer.

The book will be 208 pages long and will be hard cover.

Here are a few of the intro and afterword pages:

How long before you get your book(s)?

  • It'll be 3 months before the book comes back from the Hong Kong printer.
  • About 2 weeks to mail you your book.

In other words, if things go well, you should have your book before Burning Man.  We will keep you updated as it progresses.

This is SO exciting!!!!!

Hugs and more hugs,

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