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The Engaged Heart ~ an Activist's Life goes to print.  Zoe's 4th book, her life memoir, is ready for the printer. 500 pages 120 pix
The Engaged Heart ~ an Activist's Life goes to print. Zoe's 4th book, her life memoir, is ready for the printer. 500 pages 120 pix
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Zoe's fourth book is done and ready for print.  Beginning at age 5 through age 64, Zoe writes about her life examining how she got all wrapped up in activism and social justice.  Her life is about living with a fully engaged heart. 
The one thread of her life is books.  From her first bookcase of lives of the saints, building The Magic Speller Bookstore in 1976, writing for Feminists Who Changed America; Zoe is in love with BOOKS.
Though she is electronically savvy, she knows nothing is better than a printed book (on recycled paper).  Write in the margins, notes inside the back cover, a coffee ring stained on the front, jammed into a suitcase.  She is working to raise the money to take her memoir to the printer - so you can carry it, write in it, fall asleep with it.  

Dear Santa, I want equality.  Thanks.
Dear Santa, I want equality. Thanks.

With the money raised, her graphic artist and book designer (who has done all of her books) will create the layout including over 100 captioned pictures. With the estimate in from her printer, she knows what it will take to order 200 copies.  Should this campaign raise more -- the more books she can order.

December 19 update
Yesterday the kindle edition became available.  The reviews are astounding.  I could not be more excited about taking The Engaged Heart to print when the Kickstarter money comes through.  The more we raise, the more we can order. 

Kindle edition is out and the print edition will be Feb 2013
Kindle edition is out and the print edition will be Feb 2013

Risks and challenges

The obstacle is the cost of design and printing. We have already gotten the estimate from the graphic artist and the POD printer. We have been working with the designer for over 25 years and the printer for 10. We are confident that with this KickStarter Campaign complete, we will be able to print the first100. Should we receive more than our original request, it will be spent on additional copies of The Engaged Heart.

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    Postcard of The Engaged Heart cover, sent from Zoe

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    Signed copy of Matri ~ Letters from the Mother. "After searching for a Tao Te Ching for women, I realized I had to write it myself."

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    Signed copy of The Hungry Heart. Zoe's memoir of the ERA fast of 1982.

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    Signed copy of The Passionate Heart. After 11 years as a devotee, Zoe's teacher asks her to write a book about hm ~ all from the point of view of an ardent student.

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    Matri ~ Letters from the Mother.
    Audio CD, unabridged, read by Zoe Nicholson, professionally recorded, never offered before, available nowhere else.

    Matri is written in the form of twelve intimate and personal letters from the Divine Mother speaking to all women. It is not denominational, but open minds will do best. We hope that Matri, Letters from the Mother, will find its way into a purse, on a nightstand, placed on a puja, read again and again. Ms. Nicholson has used this literary device to present what she has discovered in almost 50 years of searching. "My inner challenge was to compile all that I have learned and be as succinct as words would allow. These letters express everything I have found inspiring about being a woman on a conscious spiritual journey."

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    Signed first run of The Engaged Heart ~ An Activist's Life. Zoe's full life memoir including over 100 pictures.

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    All 4 of Zoe's books, signed and sent together.

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    Screening of March On, Documentary featuring Zoe about the 2009 National Equality March, Washington D.C. Travel & hotel is additional, US only.

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    PowerPoint presentation of The Engaged Heart presented by Zoe. Travel & hotel is additional. US only

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