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"Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With My Mower" is a collection of poems written by Dads for you and your family.
"Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With My Mower" is a collection of poems written by Dads for you and your family.
273 backers pledged $8,051 to help bring this project to life.

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Oh hey there!

Ralph Dobis, father of 3 and Zeke Anderson father of 2 here. Hope you're doin great. We sure are! It's been a record year for us and the rest of the dads over here on Cutspring Road, so we started gettin' together and writin' poems about all the beautiful things in our lives like Ralph's wife's Karen's fine cookin’, Jeb's new pool and Mitch's kid movin' out of the basement.

We've been writin' so much that, heck, we thought it might be a grand idea to publish these darn things in a book! So we set aside the money we made at the annual back-to-school block party but as it turns out, $53 just isn't enough to print a run of books. Guess Ralph's wife was right, for once!

So Ralph's daughter Samantha got us on this dang Internet over here and that's where we are now. We're askin' for a modest $850 to get a run of these things published. And heck, they come with pretty pictures our buddy Drew took of us with his brand new Kodak.

Anywho, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed day. Say hi to your dad for us!

- Ralph Dobis & Zeke Anderson

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Imagine sittin' on your leather recliner, golf channel on, Karen's brewin' fresh Folgers, and in your hand is a handsome 75 page 8"x10" soft cover full-color coffee table masterpiece. You crack 'er open like an egg on a pan to discover it's chock-full of full-page photos of fine lookin' Dads paired with hilarious, heart-felt poems written by those very same Dads.

A beautiful man and a beautiful poem
A beautiful man and a beautiful poem
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I'm not talkin' about Karen's goal of touchin' her toes by 2017- I'm talkin' if we make a certain amount of cash, everybody who donates benefits.

Just one more stretch goal to go!
Just one more stretch goal to go!

Now that's a stretch I don't mind doin' every mornin'.

    We're gettin' attention all over the Internet superhighway, take a look at some of the nice stuff being said about us.

Risks and challenges

The risks here are few but tall.

The numbers we're dealing with are estimates from our printing company, Blurb. Hopefully they won't rip us off- I got a lemon from the Kia dealership and Lord knows I won't let that happen to me again.

Shipping costs might also present an issue- we're hoping to keep these as low as possible but realistically it depends on where ya live! We'll do everything we can to absorb these costs but we might have to pass some of that cost onto you-

Other than that I suppose it might take us a little bit of time to make sure the darn thing looks okay. We're hoping to have the books out by April, but things come up- Karen always seems to get pregnant in the Spring, and the annual John Deere expo pulls Zeke and I away for some time every March. But heck the more money we can raise, the easier it will be for our Designer + Photographer Drew to take the time to get 'er done.

I think the greatest risk of all is sharing our personal work with the world. But gosh darnit we're ready to do it.

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    ** Computer-Wiz Tier **

    An electronic version of the book, or "eBook." Includes all poems and images, just not on paper! Compatible with Kindle, iPhone, iPad, etc!

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    ** Print Media Ain't Dead Tier **

    You get the book! An 8x10 full color 75 page softcover masterpiece of Hilarious Dad poems accompanied with pictures of the Dads who wrote them. A true masterpiece.

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    ** Book Worm Tier **

    You get 2 copies of the book and a special mention on the inside cover of the book! If you have 2 Dads this is the perfect gift for Father's Day!

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    ** What An Earful Tier **

    You get 2 copies of the book PLUS an audio book of all the poems being read by Ralph and Zeke. Compatible with iPods, iPads, Googles, Alta Vista, Yahoo etc.

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    ** Big Boy BBQ Tier **

    You receive 2 copies of the book, our audio book PLUS a special ticket for a good ol-fashioned BBQ located in Brooklyn, New York slated for Spring 2016. What a good time that will be!

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    ** Personalization Tier **

    You receive 2 copies of the book, our audio book, a special ticket for a good ol-fashioned BBQ next spring PLUS a personalized poem tailored to YOU, hand-written by one of us Dad's on a handsome piece of thick paper with one of our FAVORITE pens.

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    ** Adults Only Tier **

    You get our special *X-Rated* book, the audio book, admittance to our spring BBQ, a personalized poem plus a special video shoutout from us Dads.

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    ** Kid-Friendly Commentary Tier **

    We figured not all of you high rollers are into swear words and references to sexual intercourse- that's why we're offering a version of our book featuring hand-written commentary on each poem from Zeke & Ralph, in addition to our audio book, admittance to our spring BBQ, a personalized poem plus a special video shoutout from us Dads.

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