President You

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On retirement, most Americans hope to travel, pursue hobbies, dote on grandchildren and just enjoy life. Augustus Lincoln Treatise has a different dream: to solve some of America’s thorniest problems by becoming President of the United States. Not surprising, his wife and grown children react with disbelief. His vision of change persuades them – and to everyone’s surprise, he wins the national election.

As president, he introduces bold new strategies to eliminate the national debt, create new jobs, and reduce traditional influence peddling. Many of his unexpected proposals prevail. Even when they don’t, his willingness to dismantle partisan boundaries and rethink outworn traditions revitalizes the presidency and the nation it serves.

President You reaffirms that “ordinary” citizens can have a profound impact on the life of our nation and, by extension, the world. Whether or not you’ve ever wondered what you would do if you were President of the United States – and even if you disagree with some of Augustus’ initiatives, – President You will get you thinking about the role and responsibilities of the national government, the issues that affect our collective and individual lives, and the power of each and every citizen to make enduring change.

It couples an engaging fictional narrative with a factual and impeccably researched exploration of presidential decision-making, the legislative structure and process, and the challenges that face America today.

Offering bonus extras including a reference list and reader questions, its ideal for both book-group discussion and individual reading.

President You is a powerfully written, masterful story that does not push any particular agenda; it is well-researched and stimulates creative thinking.

Hundreds Sold all across the U.S.    An interesting read.    A wonderful example of the “Shows, not Tells” maxim. 

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A Highly Entertaining Walk through the White House

Reviewed By: PapaBear
The underlying fictional story of the “American Common Man” becoming President harkens back to Mr. Smith goes to Washington. With little doubt that our politically-split society, from any point of view, has lost touch with critical-thinking, President YOU, lays out an extraordinary (and well researched) outline of issues well suited for any high school history/civics, or college political science class. Augustus Treatise is an unlikely candidate for U.S. President, but he wins – now what? Each chapter focuses on a political issue that President Treatise must deal with against the cabal of Washington D. C. insiders trying to maintain “business as usual” from the pressures of big-money, lobbyists, and special interests where Congress has operated as their mouthpieces for policy and monetary enrichment while the interests and voice of the “citizen” remains buried under a rock in the desert. The book does not tell the reader how to think. Rather, it inherently calls upon the reader to discern how (and more importantly) why an issue has or should move in a particular direction. Anyone who has had a passing thought of, “well, if I were President,” should consider President YOU a must read.

How to fix the Government!

Reviewed By: Robert F Schlegel, Jr
An interesting read from someone who has great knowledge of how the US Government is supposed to function and, more specifically, the President’s role in it.

We Are All “President You!”

Reviewed By: Amazon Customer
Highly recommend. In President You, Tom Williams challenges each of us to participate in our nation’s political process and thereby influence both the intricate culture of Washington DC and, ultimately, America’s role in the world. Not trying to push any particular agenda but rather to stimulate individual, creative thinking into of policy issues, Mr. Williams systematically discusses almost 30 traditional Washington practices, customs, and policies that affect every US citizen encouraging our involvement and action. In his own words, “each of us has a voice and in our own way is a President YOU.” Mr. Williams presents a well-researched work that is not only worth one’s time to read and contemplate but also a superb stimulus for an in-depth discussion of our political process and culture.