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A book about my life as I worked every gig I could find, from bathroom attendant to bikini model
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    "Odd Jobs" in e-book form

    Get an e-book version of "Odd Jobs," the book my mother called, "The most brilliant thing I have ever read."

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    "Odd Jobs" in paperback form

    Get a paperback version of "Odd Jobs," the book my sister called, "Solid. I'd give it a 6 out of 10."

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    Autographed paperback copy of "Odd Jobs"

    Get an autographed version of "Odd Jobs," the book about which my friend Greg said, "I promise I'm going to read it, I've just been really busy the last couple of weeks."

    In honor of my book coming out, I am devoting the next 45 days to finally developing a signature that doesn't look like something crafted by a drunken toddler.

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    Autographed copy + video of author Q&A

    I'll be doing a live author Q&A with writer/podcaster/internet sensation Margaret Willison and taking questions from audience members the night of the book launch party. With this package, you'll get your own video of the Q&A along with an autographed copy of the book "Odd Jobs."

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    1 ticket to book launch/bar trivia event

    In honor of one of my jobs being "trivia host," the book launch party will start with a 1.5-hour bar trivia game with over $1500 worth of prizes. Then we'll have an author Q&A led by writer/podcaster Margaret Willison. Don't like trivia? Just come for the Q&A. Don't care about the Q&A? That's harsh. But just duck out after the game. Each attendee also gets an autographed copy of the book. On the off chance the books have not yet arrived, I will make sure you get your copy within a few weeks.

    Teams for trivia can have 2-6 players. Each member of your group should get a ticket, then message me the names of everyone on the team. If you are an individual or part of a smaller group and want to join others to make a bigger team, message me as well, and I'll put you with folks who made the same request.

    Questions are standard trivia fare, no knowledge of my book needed. Event is at Beer Works in Boston, MA on November 28 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving) from 7-10 p.m. More info in the FAQ.

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    Singing Telegram Via Skype or Video

    This pledge comes with an autographed copy of the book "Odd Jobs."

    One of my Odd Jobs was delivering singing telegrams, and now I can do the same for you via Skype or pre-recorded video. I can dress up in costume and call the friend/lover/enemy of your choice and deliver a message or song of your choosing. You can even give me alternative lyrics to perform so the song is tailored to you. Am I great singer? I wouldn't say great. But won't that make it all the more fun?

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    I'll do a gig from my book for you

    I spent several years doing ridiculous things for money, so I figure I can do a few more. For $200, you get an autographed copy of the book, plus I will do an Odd Job for you. I could dress up in costume to deliver a singing telegram in person, I could twist balloons at your party, I could help you with that prank you've been planning for years, or you can come up with your own mission for me to run.

    Price is for projects that can be done within 1 hour of Boston, MA. If I'd need to travel farther, message me and we can figure something out.

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    I'll do your gig & write about it online

    Sure, doing something crazy for you is nice, but you know what would make the experience truly memorable? My writing an Odd-Jobs-style post about it on my website. That's right, I'll work a job for you, then put together a story that you can share with your friends and one that I will share with the world. Again, you can have me work a job I've already done or you can come up with something of your own (restrictions detailed in FAQ section).

    The article about the experience will go on my website (www.jonathankrieger.com) using either real names or pseudonyms, your choice.

    This pledge also gets you one autographed copy of the book. Price is for projects that can be done within 1 hour of Boston, MA. For anything farther away, message me and we'll figure something out.

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    I'll give a talk/reading at your event

    For $500, I will deliver a 30-minute presentation about my book followed by a Q&A for pretty much any length of time. Group size can range from the five friends that constitute your book club to the 200 employees in your office to the 1,000 students at your commencement.

    I can give the talk via Skype or show up in person for events within one hour of Boston. For backers who want me to travel to some place farther away, message me and we can figure it out.

    This also comes with 5 autographed copies of the book for audience members. If you'd like more, just back the corresponding tier as well as this one.

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