Many moons ago I put my money where my fingers are and helped to fund the printing of a children’s book— Sleep by Charles Anthony Silvestri and Anne Horjus. The text of the book, written by Silvestri, is the same text used in one of my favorite choral pieces by Eric Whitacre. I felt it a noble enough cause, so I donated, especially since I knew I would be getting a copy of the book; it looked like one of those books a child might remember forever. The books are also now available for sale on Amazon.
Now, I don’t remember the incentive including my name in the book, but when it arrived today (at last!), I flipped through the pages and found my name in the list of Kickstarter supporters in the back. I get a kick out of the fact that they put the entire Jordan Spencer Cunningham, Esquire in the list. I think mine is the longest name there. Here’s a snapshot, first of my name, and then of the book cover:
And here is a video from the Kickstarter page describing the production of the book: