UPDATE: You all have been incredible! Our Kickstarter for the First Draft Anthology is 90 percent funded, and we have 8 more days to get this thing done. Just ten more backers, ten more copies, and this book will be a reality. I can’t wait to share it with you all. Thanks so much!
So back when we turned 10 last year, we mentioned putting together a Best Of collection, a Greatest Hits album but with lots more political crack. It took me a year to get off my ass to get it done, but it’s almost here, and we’re taking pre-orders at Kickstarter for it!
This book collects some of our best stories from the past 10 years: Bush’s re-election and subsequent implosion, Scout’s reporting from NOLA after Hurricane Katrina, Holden’s story about Terri Schiavo and his sister, my final Galactica thread, the Freepi obsession the morning after Obama’s election, a malaka or two, and Jude’s gumbo recipe.
The book itself is almost done. It’s 230 pages, sans introduction, and we are only offering one reward for this Kickstarter, which is a copy of it. The funds will cover the final editing, printing and shipping, as well as our usual First Draft overhead for which we generally run a fundraiser around this time.
Use it as a keepsake to remember the crazy by. Use it to remember what we’ve survived, and how important early political blogging was in keeping our sanity. Use it to teach people who can’t remember how nuts that time was what it felt like on the inside, day to day.
Consider supporting us if you can. We don’t run ads on this site, we don’t hit you up more than once a year, and there’s only one reward for this Kickstarter: A copy of the book, because that’s the best of the best we have to offer. Thank you so much for supporting First Draft over the years, and we hope to do this again next decade!