President You with Tom Williams

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What would you do if elected President? That’s the dramatic question at the heart of local author Tom Williams’ book, President You: How a Thoughtful Ordinary Citizen Could Change the Most Complex Government on Earth. Fictional president, Augustus Lincoln Treatise, grapples with actual challenges facing America in a detailed and accurate way, but without the heated partisan slant that drives most political discourse today. It presents alternative solutions to some of America’s domestic and international policies that our last few congresses and presidents have been unable, or unwilling, to resolve on our behalf. On Constitution Day, with mid-term elections approaching fast, it is a timely read for reflecting with new urgency on how government could work. After his presentation, Tom will host a Q&A session and the library will give away two signed copies of the book. Afterward, Tom will be available to sign and sell additional copies of his books for $15 (cash purchase only).

About the presenter: Tom Williams’ education and professional careers have provided him hands-on knowledge of how government works — and fails to work. He possesses a wide range of experiences in the Executive Branches at federal, state, county government, and corporate America, small businesses, and internationally known charities. Tom has appeared on morning television and noontime radio talk shows, as well as conducted crisis management seminars in Asia, Europe, and across the U.S. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point and achieved magna cum laude honors obtaining a Master of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky. Tom and his wife, Judy, reside in Overland Park. Learn more at