Penelope Trunk is creating stability.
214

patrons

$2,123
per month

Penelope Trunk is the founder of four startups and she writes. A lot. 

Penelope has Aspergers and so do a lot of people she's close to, but people have a hard time admitting that Penelope is right about this. 


TechCrunch named her "one of the top 25 most influential women in tech."

New York Magazine described Penelope as "honest, raw, vulnerable, and brilliant" in an article that discusses why people hate her.

Visit Penelope's blog here.




Tiers
You're in!
$1 or more per month 75 patrons
Thank you so much for coming to Patreon and supporting me. Each new pledge is a gift of both encouragement and stability: Whooohooo!


This tier gives you access to my posts, which may or may not be predictable in topic but they will be predictably interesting. Or it will be interesting for you to see what I do in response to discovering my posts are not interesting. 

You're In - More!
$2 or more per month 72 patrons
This tier gets all the same benefits as the first tier, plus, I like you more, because you added another dollar. This means a lot to me, because if everyone pledges $2 then I my Patreon will fund the purchase of a small island twice as fast as if everyone pledged $1. 
Livestream Heaven
$20 or more per month 26 patrons
Hooray for $20! Hooray for more than $20! All of you will get to be part of my livestream. I will do interviews with people I think you'd like to know. I'll do live coaching sessions for people who are brave enough to volunteer. Right now there is no set schedule. That may change. But in the meantime, no schedule is good news for you: are you anticipating a bad day coming up in your life? Let me know and we'll do a livestream that day to distract you. Do you need help preparing for a job interview? Let me know and we can do it live. Do this stuff fast. You never know when you'll come back to this page and I'll have changed everything. For the better. Of course. 
The Woof Tier
$35 or more per month 16 patrons
Thank you so much for being so generous. I really appreciate it.


Patreon tells me that before I type in this box I should consider using bullet points. Patreon says being personable and clear is also important. 


  • I'm so glad you could join me at this tier. How are you? 
  • These patron-only bullets will have hyphens when appropriate because I don't want the fence-sitter visitors to be confused. 
  • If you are in Boston, let me know. We can meet at the Common for a walk. I will bring my dog in case we have nothing to talk about. I am shy sometimes. We can talk to my dog. This is exactly the sort of can't-scale ill-defined bullet that Patreon warns people about: Beware.


Postcards from Penelope
$50 or more per month 6 patrons
I love this tier. Thank you so much for all your support. Plus, thank you for signing up to receive postcards because I love sending them. 


It's strategic to send a lot of handwritten letters now because there are all sorts of museums with archives of letters. And archivists will need letters from this century and there won't be any. In 20 years my handwritten letters in your pile on your dresser will be like marriageable girls in China today: rare! valuable! you're so lucky to get one!


When you sign up for this tier don't forget to tell me your address. I promise I will not show up at your doorstep unannounced -- forlorn and desperate for uninterrupted time to write. I will call first. 

The Visual Thinker Tier
$275 or more per month 2 patrons
The two people who are patrons at this tier are my friends. So I don't think they will mind if I pull the rug out from under them and totally change what I'm offering. 


Announcing! New Benefits! Becoming a patron of this tier will  give you the opportunity to send me a photo and whatever it is, I'll make it part of my next blog post. This is a fun game for me, so I hope you will play. 


Please do not send me porn. I see enough of it from my kids - who, by the way, do not categorize basic, know-it-when-I-see-it porn as porn. As in, "That's not porn, that's a meme."

Bespoke Reading Group for Dyslexics
$8,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier allows you to take advantage of common reading disorders and their concomitant, artisanal diagnoses. I will lead the pack with dyslexia and Aspergers, and I'll supply five people who will join me for a book group evening at the location of your choice. I'll also supply a list of books that people routinely comment on without having read. (Infinite Jest? Peter Pan?) 


You will supply the wonder and admiration for either the books or the people. Hopefully at least one will be deserving. Since I'm skimping on the cost of the books -- after all, we're not reading them -- I'll splurge for party hats. 

Goals
214 of 250 patrons
I'll be able to pay for an assistant who can make sure my day-to-day life runs smoothly. Or runs at all. Without an assistant, Asperger's gets in the way. Things start to fall apart. The assistant's first job will be to manage the Patreon funds. 
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Penelope Trunk is the founder of four startups and she writes. A lot. 

Penelope has Aspergers and so do a lot of people she's close to, but people have a hard time admitting that Penelope is right about this. 


TechCrunch named her "one of the top 25 most influential women in tech."

New York Magazine described Penelope as "honest, raw, vulnerable, and brilliant" in an article that discusses why people hate her.

Visit Penelope's blog here.




Recent posts by Penelope Trunk

Tiers
You're in!
$1 or more per month 75 patrons
Thank you so much for coming to Patreon and supporting me. Each new pledge is a gift of both encouragement and stability: Whooohooo!


This tier gives you access to my posts, which may or may not be predictable in topic but they will be predictably interesting. Or it will be interesting for you to see what I do in response to discovering my posts are not interesting. 

You're In - More!
$2 or more per month 72 patrons
This tier gets all the same benefits as the first tier, plus, I like you more, because you added another dollar. This means a lot to me, because if everyone pledges $2 then I my Patreon will fund the purchase of a small island twice as fast as if everyone pledged $1. 
Livestream Heaven
$20 or more per month 26 patrons
Hooray for $20! Hooray for more than $20! All of you will get to be part of my livestream. I will do interviews with people I think you'd like to know. I'll do live coaching sessions for people who are brave enough to volunteer. Right now there is no set schedule. That may change. But in the meantime, no schedule is good news for you: are you anticipating a bad day coming up in your life? Let me know and we'll do a livestream that day to distract you. Do you need help preparing for a job interview? Let me know and we can do it live. Do this stuff fast. You never know when you'll come back to this page and I'll have changed everything. For the better. Of course. 
The Woof Tier
$35 or more per month 16 patrons
Thank you so much for being so generous. I really appreciate it.


Patreon tells me that before I type in this box I should consider using bullet points. Patreon says being personable and clear is also important. 


  • I'm so glad you could join me at this tier. How are you? 
  • These patron-only bullets will have hyphens when appropriate because I don't want the fence-sitter visitors to be confused. 
  • If you are in Boston, let me know. We can meet at the Common for a walk. I will bring my dog in case we have nothing to talk about. I am shy sometimes. We can talk to my dog. This is exactly the sort of can't-scale ill-defined bullet that Patreon warns people about: Beware.


Postcards from Penelope
$50 or more per month 6 patrons
I love this tier. Thank you so much for all your support. Plus, thank you for signing up to receive postcards because I love sending them. 


It's strategic to send a lot of handwritten letters now because there are all sorts of museums with archives of letters. And archivists will need letters from this century and there won't be any. In 20 years my handwritten letters in your pile on your dresser will be like marriageable girls in China today: rare! valuable! you're so lucky to get one!


When you sign up for this tier don't forget to tell me your address. I promise I will not show up at your doorstep unannounced -- forlorn and desperate for uninterrupted time to write. I will call first. 

The Visual Thinker Tier
$275 or more per month 2 patrons
The two people who are patrons at this tier are my friends. So I don't think they will mind if I pull the rug out from under them and totally change what I'm offering. 


Announcing! New Benefits! Becoming a patron of this tier will  give you the opportunity to send me a photo and whatever it is, I'll make it part of my next blog post. This is a fun game for me, so I hope you will play. 


Please do not send me porn. I see enough of it from my kids - who, by the way, do not categorize basic, know-it-when-I-see-it porn as porn. As in, "That's not porn, that's a meme."

Bespoke Reading Group for Dyslexics
$8,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier allows you to take advantage of common reading disorders and their concomitant, artisanal diagnoses. I will lead the pack with dyslexia and Aspergers, and I'll supply five people who will join me for a book group evening at the location of your choice. I'll also supply a list of books that people routinely comment on without having read. (Infinite Jest? Peter Pan?) 


You will supply the wonder and admiration for either the books or the people. Hopefully at least one will be deserving. Since I'm skimping on the cost of the books -- after all, we're not reading them -- I'll splurge for party hats.