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The long-awaited book, A Hard Thing on a Beautiful Day and Other Essays by Ted A. Kluck.
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Ted Kluck has written more than 25 books, on topics ranging from the church to Mike Tyson. He's written satire and memoir. He's written about adoption and sports fandom. But to date, Ted has not published  a definitive collection of essays. That's about to change. 

Help us kickstart A Hard Thing on a Beautiful Day, a collection of more than 80 essays on life, sports, pop culture, and everything in between. And if you've loved Ted's quick wit and comic sense on "The Happy Rant Podcast" and "The Gut Check Podcast," you'll find plenty of that as well.  What I'm saying is, Ted will make you laugh and Ted will make you cry or your money back. Actually, you don't get your money back, but I'll shoot you a strongly worded e-mail about why you should have laughed and cried. 

And speaking of shooting, we are shooting for a release date of July 1, 2019. Ted's own imprint, Gut Check Press, is publishing. If you know anything about Gut Check, you know we've been inclined in the past to cut some corners here and there (cheap fonts, public domain images, etc.) But this book is different. It deserve to be packaged and presented for what it is: a collection of glimpses inside Ted's mind, heart, and life, wonderfully written and spanning more than a decade. 

If you're a fan of Ted Kluck's writing, please help us raise the needed capital up front. 

Thanks!

-Zach

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    Kickstart us for $15 and receive a signed copy of the book, anywhere in the continental US, before the drop date.

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    $20 gets you a signed copy of the book plus Gut Check and Happy Rant stickers.

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    Hello, We Love You

    This tier receives a signed copy of the essay book, the two stickers, and signed copy of Hello, I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Parenthood

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    Baby You're Money (or, Baby, Your Money)

    All of the above, plus original color artwork from the book (signed by Ted)

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    For an $80 kick-start, receive all of the above, plus Ted thanks you (or otherwise drops your name, per your instructions) on your choice of the Happy Rant or Gut Check Podcast. Heck, he'll do both.

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    • Signed copy of A Hard Thing on a Beautiful Day and Other Essays
    • Gut Check Press sticker
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    You've reached the top of the Nakatomi Plaza with this one. Receive all of the above, plus Ted will thank you in the acknowledgements section of A Hard Thing on a Beautiful Day.

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    • Signed copy of A Hard Thing on a Beautiful Day and Other Essays
    • Gut Check Press sticker
    • Happy Rant sticker
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