And now for something a bit different. This Kickstarter was drawn to my attention by my best mate, Paul, as "it's a great cause, and is run by a good friend here in London".
The campaign aims to raise £75,000 by May 15 to promote Being ManKind, a collection of essays from diverse, positive male role models designed to "inspire young boys and individuals to grow into kind and confident humans". Money raised will also go towards the production of a second volume stories.
This is the latest project from Super Being Labs, which aims to "show how there is no such thing as 'be a man' - there is very much a thing as 'be a good human'. Let's break gender stereotypes and strive for equality. The only unbreakable code in humanity is kindness and that's a huge strength; beyond that, you can be an individual and do great things - not just for yourself but for and with those around you."
The campaign's Kickstarter page explains that "this book and our project are full of inspiring stories told by men from all walks of life. Each is an honest account of their experiences, ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary. From one man’s use of comedy to break the stigma around anorexia, to a paratrooper who lost his legs on the battlefield and now rows for Great Britain."
The beautifully-bound, 176-page hardback of Volume One contains 40 stories, as well as a foreword by the World Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua MBE.
And for every book sold, the campaign will donate one copy to a school or youth organisation that it is working with.
Check out the Kickstarter page to discover more about the project as well as the various levels of investment incentives on offer, which include ebook or print editions of Volume One and Volume Two, downloads of the Being ManKind music track, right up to involvement in a proposed documentary based on the book.