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A playbook for how citizen movements prevailed from Suffrage to Selma to Seoul
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    SURMOUNTABLE: THE BOOK

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    SURMOUNTABLE: THE PREVIEW

    An invitation to read a digital advance copy of the book and the ability to provide feedback prior to publication, plus the opportunity to join three author videoconferencing sessions from the road (e.g. from Selma, Standing Rock, and also Seoul if we hit our stretch goal), as well as two additional signed Surmountable books and e-books

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    One week Thai island retreat with three-time author Brian Gruber including Koh Phangan tour, personalized daily private writing coaching, 6 nights lodging at waterfront resort, and daily lunch or dinner with Brian. Does not include travel.

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    SURMOUNTABLE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

    Round trip flight, ferry, and taxi transport between Bangkok and the remote paradise of Koh Phangan. Your choice of daily spa treatments (e.g. yoga, massage, mud bath, facial). Personalized weekly writing coaching program with Brian for 6 months. Only includes domestic travel within Thailand; does not include international flights to Bangkok.

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    • Roundtrip airfare from Bangkok to Koh Samui
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