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Kiss as Many Women as You Can

For sale now…my second book Kiss As Many Women as You Can. A collection of tear & share postcards of typewriter stories written on the spot for strangers + the beautiful artwork of Shawn Stucky.

On sale for $9.95, click here!

Here’s the story:

About two years ago, Franki Elliot (author of critically acclaimed Piano Rats) met a Craigslist stranger at Dunkin Donuts, gave her sixty bucks and left with a 1970s baby blue Smith Corona typewriter. Soon after, she began asking people to send her topics to write about because she was tired of writing about herself. Soon after, in search of new material, Elliot began carrying the typewriter to various festivals, beaches, flea markets and let strangers come up to her, request a topic, and leave with a story. (She has most recently typed for Pitchfork Music Fest, Anthropologie, Canon, Flavorpil, Airbnb, Yelp, The MiA Project, as well as many weddings.)

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As Elliot wrote, she also took pictures of her favorite stories and eventually turned them into a tear & share postcard book titled Kiss As Many Women As You Can. The stories are complimented with stunning artwork by Shawn Stucky, who is a red/green color blind artist located in Chicago. Stucky has done everything from carving eyeglasses out of wood, adorning fire hydrants throughout Chicago with his masterful art, designing tattoos, live screenprinting, mural painting and, of course, creating books. Elliot, who is Los Angeles based via hometown Chicago, is a music industry professional by day and writer by night.

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Here is Franki Elliot in action at Venice Beach, typing stories for strangers…featured in LA Weekly

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One of the stories written on the spot ended up in the book. The topic was “Nostalgia”.

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KISS AS MANY WOMEN AS YOU CAN…

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Ahh!! So thankful to @anthropologie for sharing my poem with so many amazing people. Did I mention they were my favorite store? 😍❤️ #anthroevents #frankielliot

Ahh!! So thankful to @anthropologie for sharing my poem with so many amazing people. Did I mention they were my favorite store? 😍❤️ #anthroevents #frankielliot

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If you watched the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” you should read Dave Van Ronk’s memoir, which the movie is more than ‘loosely’ based on. Great music history in this book.

If you watched the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” you should read Dave Van Ronk’s memoir, which the movie is more than ‘loosely’ based on. Great music history in this book.

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Apparently I said this to @chrisdunnopher the first night we met and he thought it was so funny he made a note in his phone. It’s still going in a story somewhere, somehow. #newlove #oldlove

Apparently I said this to @chrisdunnopher the first night we met and he thought it was so funny he made a note in his phone. It’s still going in a story somewhere, somehow. #newlove #oldlove

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