A New Book About Lead In Consumer Goods

I’m so excited to share that I will be self-publishing my very first book, thanks to the 72 friends who supported the project for the book on Kickstarter!

The title of the book is “I Make Women Cry & Throw Out Their Shit” and per the Kickstarter project description, the book will be: “A high quality coffee table photo book showing the levels of environmental toxicants in every day things with stunning colorful images.”

The intention of the book itself is that it will serve as a tool for families with lead poisoned children (and others with concerns for the presence of environmental toxicants in their homes and daily life) to start a discussion with friends and family about the issue of environmental toxicity (in general) and childhood lead poisoning (specifically). By creating something that is colorful and beautiful, with a touch of humor – yet featuring images of nostalgic objects, the book will be an easy conversation starter.

All toxicant levels reported in the book will be in the form of XRF readings done by an operator trained and certified in using the instrument.

The book will probably also be a lot of fun for kids to share with their science classes! (For those concerned about profanity, I’m offering two versions of the book – the original title, and one without the “offending word” spelled out on the cover!)

Now that the Kickstarter project has ended, you can pre-purchase your copy directly here (below.)

With all that has been going on with my advocacy over the past two years, I am not quite done with the final photography for all of the items for the book; however I have finished all of the text for the book and have collected and tested all of the objects that will be featured in the book and I continue to actively work on completing the project.

I will continue to keep everyone who pre-purchases a book updated about my progress via Kickstarter and my newsletter.

[Please note that the images featured in the promotional photos of the prototype book here, on Facebook and for the Kickstarter projects are sample images similar to some of the countless items I have tested — not the final images that will be used in the book.]

To pre-purchase your own copy of the book directly click on either one of the choices below. Prices below include shipping in the United States.

Hard Cover: $28

Censored Hard Cover: $30

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading and for sharing!

Tamara Rubin

8 Responses to A New Book About Lead In Consumer Goods

  1. Tamara July 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    I welcome any tips for best self-publishing resources/ companies! Thank you.

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