"Satisfied: Finding F*ck Yes" by Clare Edgerton

Being a loud, curvy slut can be really hard. But it makes for some great f*cking stories. #findingfuckyes

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Project Description

Satisfied: Finding Fuck Yes is chocolate cake in the era of paleo diets and the Whole 30. It's indulgent, celebratory, a bit dark, and definitely not gluten free.

It isn’t exactly a sex memoir. And it is. It isn’t just a coming of age story. And it is.

It’s a reflection of our society, a meditation on self-worth, a treatise on how we treat women who love sex, a challenge for how we view women who are not thin, and a map for those seeking to travel an unconventional path.

It is my story.

Is this all sounding a lot like slutty Eat Pray Love or American Fleabag? Don’t worry, it isn’t. And it totally is.


The Book - Satisfied: Finding Fuck Yes


The book is split into three parts: The Big Sky State, The Big Adventure, and The Big Apple.

It also includes poems, written during the times described in the book, which provide a heightened lens through which to experience the stories and help to explore the inevitable gap between experience and recollection.

Part I: The Big Sky State
The tales of my time in Montana feature the Botanist, the Actor, a few Near Virgins, and the Most Symmetrical Love Triangle Ever. From hometown, Hallmark-movie-worthy, snow-globe kisses to the most seductive hands I’ve ever seen wrapped around a rainbow trout, this is the story of my home. Of returning and leaving.

Part II: The Big Adventure
From California to Europe. The Big Adventure features the Hostel Hottie, the Piano Man, the Frenchman, the Tuba Player, and an Unexpected Spaniard. It also includes the five most seductive words I’ve ever heard, courtesy of the Ballet Dancer.

Part III: The Big Apple
The Big Apple is where I truly began to understand my curvy redhead superpowers and the joys and pitfalls of endless swipe-ortunities. It features the Millionaire and the American Psycho, because of course it does. It also includes sex parties and menages-a-trois.

It is not about becoming the type of woman who gets married, but it is about becoming the type of woman who proposes. (BTW: there are no "types" of women, but you get it.)

Full cast of "characters" as of November 2019: the Botanist, the Ginger, the Actor, the Poet, the Manic Pixie Dream Boy, the Near Virgins - the Grocer and the Musical Gangster, the Teacher, the Catch of the Day, the Boyfriend, the Hostel Hottie, the Lisbon Local, the Frenchman, the Tuba Player, the Scientist, the Historian, the Piano Man, the Ballet Dancer, the Traveller, the Chef, the Pilot, the Unexpected Spaniard, the Millionaire, the Gentleman, the American Psycho, the Banker, the Brit, the Dancer, the Networker, the Cinematographer, the Engineer
and the Mystery Woman. 

Character names may change as I find ways to be funnier and more honest, stories may get cut as my editor reins me in, but you get the idea. 

What I Need & What You'll Get

This book will be published with New Degree Press. I set up the pre-order tiers to help cover the costs for publishing my book. Money raised will go towards the following:

  • The editor that will work alongside me to revise and publish my manuscript in April 2020
  • The cover design of my book - the mockups you see currently are a placeholder!
  • The layout design for the interior of my book (physical Copy, ebook formats)
  • The copy editing for my book - to help polish the grammar and spelling prior to publication
  • The launch & promotion efforts for my book - when I ultimately publish this in Spring 2020

When I pre-sell 100 copies of my book, I will publish. (Fuck yes!)  When I pre-sell 150 copies of my book, I will also publish an audiobook, narrated by me. (FUCK yes!)

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I am also offering some exclusive rewards for people who pre-order my book now:

  • You will receive a personally signed copy of my book when I publish
  • A personal, handwritten thank you note for pre-ordering my book
  • Your name will appear in a Special Acknowledgements Section of my book (“with Special Thanks to”)
  • Early access to excerpts and drafts this winter. 
  • A dating profile update or personalized short story, written by me! 
  • A romance tarot reading and personalized poem
  • The opportunity to help give me feedback and be involved in selecting my cover
  • Olive Persimmon's The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love and Orgasms. And sex tips from Olive herself! 
  • And more...
     

About the Author

My name is Clare Marie Edgerton. I’m a writer and proud slut. I spend much of my time writing, embracing the existential mindfuck that comes with being a spiritual atheist, and I’ve been known to wander Brooklyn petting other people’s cats.

I'm clearly also a fan of the word fuck. 

I'm currently based in Brooklyn, though I grew up in Montana. I have been lucky enough to travel the world, meet all kinds of people, and have some really crazy adventures. 

I've been a writer my whole life, but this is my first book published under my name. I am so grateful that you are interested in my story. 

 

Risks & Challenges

The biggest challenge with publishing a book is delivering the finished book to the backer, specifically my mailing of the book to you. I have eliminated this risk by building into the campaign the mailing and shipping costs of your signed copies to you within each pre-order tier.

The risk of delivering the pre-sale copies of my book is contingent on the publisher we use. I will be working closely with New Degree Press to make sure we get the earliest possible ship date of the signed book copy to you. We will keep all pre-sale backers up-to-date as my book hits each key milestone and publishes. You will know when the copies of my book you pre-ordered are expected to ship.

Updates

The Project FAQs

When will I get my book?

The ebook will be available for download in April 2020. The signed paperbacks will also ship in April 2020. If I reach my full goal, the audiobook will be available for download in the fall of 2020. 

When will I get my short story, dating profile, tarot reading, or event? 

Short stories, dating profile updates, and tarot readings will be sent or scheduled January 2020 - March 2020.

If you've selected a bespoke event, I will be in touch in early January to schedule your event once the book is published. You will be able to select a date April through August 2020. 

More updates on specific scheduling for these rewards will be available  in early January.

What does "early access to excerpts" mean? 

I'm still in the editing process. This means that if you support the campaign you will be sent partial chapters, the introduction, and possibly even stories that don't end up making the final cut. You get to read parts of Satisfied before anyone else. 

What is the book rated? 

This book is definitely rated R. I talk very openly and honestly about sex. The words fuck and clitoris are used a lot. Many of the stories in this book are about sex, and I don't shy away from any of it. It's not smut, but it is definitely steamy. 

Rebecca
12/31/2019
Sext
$25
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Monetary Contribution
$730
Brooke
12/31/2019
Sext
$15
12/31/2019
Monetary Contribution
$1,000
Sara Dahan
12/31/2019
Sext
$18
Sophia Glock
12/31/2019
Foreplay
$39
Patrick
12/31/2019
Foreplay
$50
Kristin Gregoire
12/31/2019
Foreplay
$39
Lani Fu
12/31/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
Matt D Miller
12/31/2019
Sext
$15
Monetary Contribution

Donation toward my publishing costs.

Just because you are a f*cking fantastic human being that wants to support sex positivity, body positivity, and vulnerable, honest stories. 

10 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Sext

Pre-Order Ebook

Get Satisfied on the device of your choice. 

Included Items:

  • Ebook Edition

  • Early Access to Excerpts

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$39
Foreplay

Pre-Order Signed Paperback

Get Satisfied on paper. 

Included Items:

  • Signed Paperback Edition

  • Early Access to Excerpts

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$69
Nice. 🤜 🤛

Pre-Order Signed Paperback & Romance Tarot Reading and Poem

Get Satisfied and get witchy. 

I'm also a tarot reader. One of my newest offerings is a reading that culminates in a personalized poem. If you support my campaign at this level, you’ll get a 30 minute custom tarot reading and poem. (Readings happen over the phone, so no need to be in NYC). 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition (1)

  • Early Access to Excerpts

  • Romance Tarot Reading & Poem

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Threesome

Pre-Order Signed Paperback & Coitus Chronicles

Just you, me, and Olive Persimmon. You will get a signed copy of Satisfied and a signed copy of Olive Persimmon’s hilarious and informative Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms. Plus a personalized note from myself and Olive. 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition of Satisfied (1)

  • Signed hardcover edition of Coitus Chronicles (1)

  • Early Access to Excerpts

  • Custom Short Story or Dating Profile Update from Clare

  • Sex Tips from Olive

  • Yes, No, Maybe List from Olive

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Multi-Orgasmic

5 Copies & Acknowledgement

Get Satisfied five times.

You’ll receive five signed copies of my book and and your name will appear in the acknowledgments. Plus all previous tiers.

Included Items

  • Signed Paperback Edition (5) 

  • Dating Profile Update or Custom Short Story

  • Romance Tarot Reading & Poem

  • Acknowledgement Recognition

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Technically an Orgy

10 Copies and a Bespoke Facilitated Event

Get Satisfied with your friends.

You’ll receive ten signed copies of my book. I will also create a bespoke event for you and a group of friends. 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition (10)

  • Custom Short Story or Online Dating Profile Update (1)

  • Bespoke Facilitated Event

  • Acknowledgement Recognition

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$1,000
Definitely an Orgy

25 Copies made out to whomever you choose.  

Get Satisfied as fuck.

Oh hey, super sexy super fan. You want it all? You got it all! 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition (25)

  • Custom Short Story or Online Dating Profile Update (1)

  • Romance Tarot Reading and Poem (1)

  • Bespoke Facilitated Event

  • Acknowledgement Recognition

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Donation toward my publishing costs.

Just because you are a f*cking fantastic human being that wants to support sex positivity, body positivity, and vulnerable, honest stories. 

10 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Sext

Pre-Order Ebook

Get Satisfied on the device of your choice. 

Included Items:

  • Ebook Edition

  • Early Access to Excerpts

62 Left
38 Supporters
Select this reward
$39
Foreplay

Pre-Order Signed Paperback

Get Satisfied on paper. 

Included Items:

  • Signed Paperback Edition

  • Early Access to Excerpts

59 Left
41 Supporters
Select this reward
$69
Nice. 🤜 🤛

Pre-Order Signed Paperback & Romance Tarot Reading and Poem

Get Satisfied and get witchy. 

I'm also a tarot reader. One of my newest offerings is a reading that culminates in a personalized poem. If you support my campaign at this level, you’ll get a 30 minute custom tarot reading and poem. (Readings happen over the phone, so no need to be in NYC). 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition (1)

  • Early Access to Excerpts

  • Romance Tarot Reading & Poem

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7 Supporters
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$89
Threesome

Pre-Order Signed Paperback & Coitus Chronicles

Just you, me, and Olive Persimmon. You will get a signed copy of Satisfied and a signed copy of Olive Persimmon’s hilarious and informative Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms. Plus a personalized note from myself and Olive. 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition of Satisfied (1)

  • Signed hardcover edition of Coitus Chronicles (1)

  • Early Access to Excerpts

  • Custom Short Story or Dating Profile Update from Clare

  • Sex Tips from Olive

  • Yes, No, Maybe List from Olive

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2 Supporters
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$200
Multi-Orgasmic

5 Copies & Acknowledgement

Get Satisfied five times.

You’ll receive five signed copies of my book and and your name will appear in the acknowledgments. Plus all previous tiers.

Included Items

  • Signed Paperback Edition (5) 

  • Dating Profile Update or Custom Short Story

  • Romance Tarot Reading & Poem

  • Acknowledgement Recognition

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
Technically an Orgy

10 Copies and a Bespoke Facilitated Event

Get Satisfied with your friends.

You’ll receive ten signed copies of my book. I will also create a bespoke event for you and a group of friends. 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition (10)

  • Custom Short Story or Online Dating Profile Update (1)

  • Bespoke Facilitated Event

  • Acknowledgement Recognition

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Definitely an Orgy

25 Copies made out to whomever you choose.  

Get Satisfied as fuck.

Oh hey, super sexy super fan. You want it all? You got it all! 

Included Items

  • Signed paperback edition (25)

  • Custom Short Story or Online Dating Profile Update (1)

  • Romance Tarot Reading and Poem (1)

  • Bespoke Facilitated Event

  • Acknowledgement Recognition

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