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A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day

This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.

Waaaaaaait a minute. You’re confused. What are fucks, you ask? It’s quite simple, really. Fucks are her self-esteem; all her happy, sad and wonderful thoughts that sit in her basket. That sit in every girl’s basket! And every girl must give these fucks away every time someone asks.

One day Elodie-Rose decides to break rank and find out what happens if those fucks stay where they are…

“Hello to you, hello from me! 
We’ve just one life, not two or three… 
have you ever wondered what would be 
if you took your fucks and set them free?

Would your head explode? Nose disappear? 
Would weeds start growing behind your ears? 
I wonder what everybody would say 
if you showed how brave you are, one day.

If you grew so tall, everybody saw 
that you are destined for much, much more. 
When your heart is heavy and your story sucks
be the little girl who gave zero fucks.”


The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks will be a lovingly produced, full colour hardback book of 60 pages with colour printed endpapers and bookmark ribbon. It's a sing-songy love song to life, illustrated in the style of a ‘dystopian Millie Molly Mandy’ and made to be remembered. The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks should sit on your bedside table and be read every morning and every night and in the middle of the day, too. We're living in very strange times, and this book provides a welcome antidote to all the hate and resistance to positive change.


Writing Through

10% of the author's proceeds from the book will be donated to the charity Writing Through: an organisation that helps to build confidence in children and women through teaching of creative writing. Based in Cambodia and Singapore, Writing Through runs workshops and training courses in poetry, short story writing and presentation skills to boost self-esteem in those individuals who need to work hard to get their voice heard.

HO HO HOW many fucks? Zero! Your essential Christmas update.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

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Merry Christmas Eve and God Bless us, everyone.

So many things to report, but I’ll keep it punchy because it's 24th December and you’re drunk already, aren’t you? You probably won’t even remember this update tomorrow.

 

The total per cent is past a hundred

Which means the book is fully funded!

 

Firstly, I’d like to say thank you. It’s a unique gift, helping to make someone…

Al Morris
Al Morris asked:

Hey, I noticed further down in the schools pledge there will be a clean version. Can you fund for this on its own? I have 4 year old girl.

Amy Kean
Amy Kean replied:

Al! I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you - I think I've found a way to get this done. I just need to update the pledges with a 'clean' option. Will reply to this question again when that's done! :-)

Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith asked:

Hi Amy! I pledged for a copy of the book, but I'm buying it as a gift... is there any way to change the name that will be printed in the book from mine to another name? Would mean a lot more to her if you could!

Unbound
Unbound replied:

Hi Charlie,

You can indeed change the name in the book. Please see this help article for details on how to do this: http://help.unbound.com/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/changing-the-supporter-name-thats-printed-in-a-book.

Best wishes,

Caitlin - Community Manager

Chloé Agg
Chloé Agg asked:

Hi! Can you confirm the name of the protagonist? In the description she is "Elodie-Rose" but looking at the pictures of the book she seems to be called "Cecily-Rose". I'm asking as the friend I want to buy it for is called Elodie!

Amy Kean
Amy Kean replied:

It's Elodie-Rose!!!!!! Good spot! The images used here are old ones. I'm so glad you're buying it for someone called Elodie! I love that name xx

Alex Hill
Alex Hill asked:

Now the book is funded, do you expect deliveries to be ready for Christmas?

Amy Kean
Amy Kean replied:

Hello! No I'm afraid not as the book needs to go through a final edit, design and production via a traditional publisher. However I can send you a special Christmas card that you can gift as a promise for when the books get printed? They're A5, shiny cover, have a poem in the inside. Email me at keano1981@gmail.com and i'll get it sorted. x

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