The Book: Part 9, Pages 401-450

Welcome to Part Nine of the book ‘The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America’.

This are pages 401 through 450 of our book, and we offer it here for whatever you think it is worth. Hopefully, this gives your Monday a boost!

This section features our travels through California – We speak to filmmaker Shane Ryan, Craigslist’s Craig Newmark, Mykee Ramen of the notorious “Burnt Ramen”, The Universal Life Church and Jeff Becerra of Possessed! Hey, when Life gives you lemons, squeeze up some lemonade! Cheers!

We offer the book and movie as an interactive PDF and a streaming video in a pay-what-you-can honor system model, or $25+shipping for the paperback, you can get it here: http://www.usaodd.com/?page_id=32.

The hosting, building and maintaining the website, the app that creates this flip book and paypal fees all cost money, not to mention the 5+ years we have invested in this project with our whole hearts and minds.  This project was an enormous undertaking, and we did it with no support, no grants, no credit cards, which made it an extremely challenging task. We had none of the comforts of home for more than a year!  We worked odd jobs, and slept sitting up in the front seat of our car quite often.

Why would we do this you ask?  We wanted to do whatever we could to make a difference, to provoke thought, and to give people their say.  We hope you enjoy reading our words and those of the people who gave us their time to help document true America.

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Thank you for your support and your time. Please enjoy our artistic expression.