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It's now 2020, but do you remember the time....?

Here's a mock-up--with a few creative liberties taken--to remind you what the White House website looked like back in October of 2015!

the WHITE HOUSEPresident Barack Obama
President Obama speaks to a crowd from behind a podium with the Presidential Seal in the foreground.

Fantasy Event:

The President praises independently-published book as vital to safeguarding his legacy!

Okay, so maybe we're exaggerating a bit! However, I'm sure he would have agreed with our assessment!


Don't wait for the history RE-write. Make this a history WE-write!


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Book 1: The Obama Legacy We Write

Check out this amazing recap of presidential accomplishments offered by Rachel Maddow on January 19, 2017:

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Available in paperback or hardback:

PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0983580829

HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0983580843

What's a "We-Write?"

"A pre-emptive, crowd-funded, people-produced history book!"
pre-empt: to prevent an anticipated occurrence or to take action before another person is able to; to preclude, to forestall
When it comes to historical accounts, more often than not, what passes as history is usually a "RE-Write" crafted by those in power with their own agenda and biases. Well, we the people have an agenda, too. Our agenda is fairness when it comes to telling this story. A "WE-Write" is simply history written by we the people.
In January of 2016, Barack Hussein Obama, ended his historic two-terms in office as 44th president of the United States of America.
Now, it would be great if Americans lived in a society where such a trivial matter as the color of a man's skin did not affect how he will be remembered, but unfortunately that society does not yet exist.
If you've lived in or simply observed life in America for any length of time, you've seen how it happens time and again. Genocide and slavery are sanitized for the textbooks. War criminals are pardoned and their crimes overlooked and forgotten by the media. Hollywood fictionalizes history and that fiction becomes real in the public's collective mind and memory.
At the same time, particularly when it comes to cinematic portrayals of men and women of color, noble individuals of real historical consequence are recast as supporting characters in their own stories--playing second to the humanized white leads who become their saviors and redeemers. We are left with hollow caricatures of these great individuals.
We must not allow that to happen this time. Don't allow pundits, politicians and producers to determine how you and your children remember Obama's presidency.

"The Obama Legacy We-Write Project is a way for we the people--all of us--to take action to prepare, present, promote and preserve this legacy and pre-empt the RE-Write of history that is likely to occur."

The idea for the "We Write" is very straightforward: to document and present in a permanent way the accomplishments of this president, and to give people the information, facts, images and words to pre-empt the media's, Hollywood's and the history textbook "re-writes" that are likely to occur over time.
Let's create and direct this conversation. Let's control the narrative. Can we? Yes, we can!
The EIGHT (8) years that Barack Obama was president of the United States was--relatively speaking--a long time. With media coverage that jumps from one breaking news story to the next, it's easy, or perhaps inevitable that we, the people, forget some of the milestones that made this presidency arguably, one of the most consequential in American history. This unique volume attempts to capture them all!
It will help you remember:
• "Obamania"
• "The Ground Game" and era of Social Media campaigning
• Lilly Ledbetter Act
• Cuba relations
• Osama Bin Laden
• Universal Health Care
• Female Supreme Court Justices
• Gay marriage rights
• Triumph over the "one-term obstructionists"
• The Nobel Peace Prize
• The economy
• Unemployment rate
• Troop withdrawal, and more
...with citations, photos and commentary and more, in an easy-to-read, bold, color keepsake (paperback or hardcover) that will last for years!

R e v i e w s

"This is a well compiled retrospective of a historical presidency. Wonderful pictures. This is a refreshingly positive and optimistic book. The writer reminds us that despite the shortcomings and missteps of his administration President Obama accomplished more than most others."--Claire, New York
"I have received the Obama Legacy book and very happy indeed! Great book and many thanks for the superb work documenting President Obama's achievement! Will post a review [on Amazon] in due course."--Kamau, Australia

P r e v i e w s   in   F U L L   C O L O R

Includes Official White House Photographs by Pete Souza, Lawrence Jackson, Chuck Kennedy, Samantha Appleton, Annie Leibovitz, David Lienemann, Sonya N. Hebert and Amanda Lucidon and Joyce Baghosian. Other photos and images by Harry Wad,, Wikimedia Commons. Also includes unique life rhymes by Walt F.J. Goodridge  page 1 of the Obama Legacy We Write
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Something to remember...

Obama Wept accompaniment to "legacy rhyme" on page 129. View on Youtube

" This book is about preserving a legacy for our children and those not alive or too young to be aware of this historic presidency."

Along with the facts, dates, and descriptions, we've included "legacy rhymes" (by life rhymes creator, Walt Goodridge) that even younger readers will enjoy and learn from. Imagine knowing by heart not only when 'Columbus sailed the ocean blue,' but also when Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009!
"The first act that Obama signed
was January 29, 2009
And now in Lilly's name we say
with equal work comes equal pay!"

Re-live the GREATNESS... again and again!


Re-live the magic!

Look back over eight impactful years. Don't be swayed by attempts to minimize this consequential presidency. Take a peek outside of the US news cycle and see how this America president was--and continues to be--welcomed and perceived by the world:

An International Focus:
(Includes YOUR country or commonwealth), too!

The Obama Legacy We-Write includes photos from just about every country the president visited! You'll find photos of diplomatic meetings, or troop visits, or you might even see yourself in photos of the President or First Lady greeting the residents and/or dignitaries of:
• the Arctic Circle
• Argentina
• Australia
• Belgium
• Brazil
• Cambodia
• Canada
• Chile
• China
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Czech Republic
• Egypt
• El Salvador
• Estonia
• Ethiopia
• France
• Germany
• Ghana
• Haiti
• India
• Iraq
• Ireland
• Italy
• Jamaica
• Japan
• Jordan
• Kenya
• Malaysia
• Myanmar (Burma)
• Norway
• Panama
• Philippines
• Poland
• Portugal
• Puerto Rico
• Russia
• Saudi Arabia
• Senegal
• Singapore
• South Africa
• South Korea
• Sweden
• Tanzania
• Thailand
• Turkey
• Vietnam
• The West Bank
• United Kingdom...


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How this idea came about:

The idea for this book came to me in May of 2016, I was listening to National Public Radio's coverage of the annual Correspondents' Dinner and the President's "stand-up" routine. I thought to myself that there should be a way to document and preserve his unique mix of charm, humor, intelligence and wit. Never fearful of hyperbole and extremes, I originally titled it On His Watch: The Legacy of America's Greatest President, Barack Hussein Obama and started to draft what it would contain. When I emailed a close friend (and frequent sounding board) about the idea, she replied:
"Love it! After spending a day in DC, going by the White House etc. I said to [my husband], you know what? We have to document this; write the story of Obama for ourselves because we know that no one else will tell it correctly. They are gonna lie and paint him as the worst president when in fact it's just the opposite."

More than just a book to purchase, it's a project you can support in many ways (Choose as many as you can!)

What my friend said reflects a sad, but true insight into how people feel. If you feel or fear the same, then please support this ongoing project. Help us make this book a bestseller! Your contribution will be used towards
• paying for publicity (press releases, advertising)
• mailing copies to reviewers
• a sequel that's already in the works
• promotional videos and more!

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The Obama Legacy
A WE-WRITE of the Greatest American Presidency
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
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"A pre-emptive, crowd-funded, people-produced history book! A 150-page, 365-image, year-by-year, full-color, all-inclusive timeline, highlight reel, random photo album and history book of the two-term Barack Obama presidency with time and place captions, and behind-the-scenes photographer commentary!"
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The Obama Legacy TIMELINE
A week by week chronicle of the greatest American presidency
by Walt F.J. Goodridge
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Here is a week by week, month by month, year by year chronicle of firsts, trips, legislation and other milestones of the Obama presidency.
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The Obama Legacy We-Write (Reg.24.95) PLUS
The Legacy Timeline (Reg. $10.00);
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BOOK 2: Donald Trump. Let's Look at the Bright Side

Donald Trump. Let's Look at the Bright Side
by F.J. Sharp
Trump Look at the Bright Side
And what is that bright side? There IS none! That's why all the pages of this book are &@*&$(#*@&*$# blank!
Send copies to friends to give them HOPE....until they open it.....!" Supporters: use the blank pages to journal how your life has improved. Protesters: use it to lighten the mood a bit during this otherwise gravely serious time.
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BOOK 3: Stop Pulling Numbers Out Of Your A--!

Stop Pulling Numbers Out Of Your A--!
What the actual FACTS reveal about life in America...and the world!
by F.J. Sharp
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"Something like 8 out of every 10 people just make up statistics on the spot!"--Anonymous commenter on Huffpost Isn't it frustrating to listen to someone pulling numbers out of his or her a$$ to back up a point that's obviously based on pure conjecture, speculation and emotion? Pundits, politicans, pollsters, private citizens and even presidents do it! Well suffer no more! Stop Pulling Numbers Out of Your A$$ is a factual, fully researched, sometimes humorous look at current topics that often come up in our everyday conversations; topics about which people have the most--often emotional--opinions, but often the least facts and knowledge! It contains over 134 pages of fully-researched, simply-presented facts and information (from well respected and sometimes obscure sources) on a wide range of topics including immigration, unemployment, religion, crime, welfare, racism, gun ownership, politics, science, religion, terrorism and even ebola, that dispel the myths and reveal the truth behind "conventional wisdom" so you'll never have to suffer through anyone pulling numbers out of their (or somebody else's) a$$es again! Visit the site
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whos got the most guns
porn statistics, average porn star
muslims worldwide
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When The Walls Came Down
A 9/11 Survivor's View of Life In America
by Ken Greene
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When the Walls Came Down is a riveting documentary, timeless historical account, enlightened observation and critical analysis of American life from a truly rare perspective. It's a personal story of heroism and triumph dealing with walls that existed well before that tragic day, and that for some, still remain. Yes, Ken Greene's September 11, 2001 began as any other day. By 10:28am, much more than the World Trade Center walls around him had crashed. But some walls just don't stay down. 270 pages; 5.5 x 8.5 ISBN: 978-0974531366) Read more at
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