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and the secret intervention to treat the alcoholism of George W. Bush.

Bedside Reading For President Joe Biden 

The 2008 book that predicted the 2021 Kabul debacle


Leadership psychologist, Dr. Mark Alter is secretly retained to help United States President George W. Bush address a clandestine addiction to alcohol, and reverse the course of the Iraq War. The assignment meets with astonishing success — until malevolent forces come into play.

"A 'what if' novel wrapped in layers of reality that offers an unnerving case study or alcoholism in the White House. We enter a series of psychological and forensic inteligence forays engendered by the U.S. Secret Service, along with a certain Doctor Mark Alter, leadership psychologist and wizard at "coaching" damaged CEO's into restoring their acumen and performance. In this case, however, the patient is none other than President George W. Bush.

the price of ambition, the value of love, and the meaning of dreams

On the day his big time ambitions seem about to be realized, Chandler 'Chancey' Haste glances into the rearview mirror of the limousine that bears him across Manhattan’s Triboro Bridge and catches the reflection of a scorching affair from his past overleaping oceans to engulf him...

"Philosophically savvy, hilarious, whimsical--inspired."

--Kirkus Reviews

 "Stunning...ardent...strange and affecting. An unusual spin on a love triangle--an exploration of moral quandaries and the passionate heights of sensual love from leadership consultant John Wareham, whose writing is assured throughout."

--Publishers Weekly
"Superb--wildly entertaining and brilliantly relayed."--New York Observer

Everything One Needs to Know About Illicit Love

A Life Changer for Inmates Trapped Within the Asylum of Forbidden Love

In this startling Pulitzer nominated anthology of forty nine sonnets, hidden meanings and insights are unveiled by John Wareham, who also distills and dissects sonnets from the infamous Charles and Camilla cell phone conversation, lines from Diana Spencer, the text messages that trapped Tiger Woods, e-mailed love missives from the Mark Sanford Appalachian Trail affair, and transcripts from the John and Elizabeth Edwards meltdown. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary also make cameo appearances.

"A passionate lure to the sonnets delights"--David Stanford Burr, Professor of Poetry NYU.


"Happily destined, like Milton's Paradise Lost, to find its readers."--Don Foster, Professor of Literature, Vassar College

Free Your Self and Live the Life of Your Dreams

Zap your inner demons and create the life you want


To read this book is to know why Rikers denizens dubbed John Wareham 'the Wizard of Cell Block C76. Inside these pages, John exposes the inner demons—the zombie, the snake, the gremlin and the witch—who lock you inside four mental and emotional walls, then shares a fail-proof Breakout Plan that delivers a whole new life. 


'An eye-opening life-changer for every upward striver.' Richard Habersham, Harlem U.S. Congressional contender, star of Spike Lee's movie, Do the Right Thing.


''Truly transformational; this escape route sure worked for me.' -- Brian O'Dea, author of HIGH: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler.

All Prisons Are Mental Prisons

"All prisons are mental prisons.
They lock from the inside.
You lock yourself in,
and you own the key,
so only you can let yourself out."

--John Wareham


Lacing dramatic real-life stories with penetrating insights, John shows how individuals from every walk of life become trapped in mental prisons, and then reveals precisely how to break free and create the life you were meant to live.

"A revelatory, moving, insightful, ingenious, canny, life-altering work."--Dr. Howard Frank, Dean, Maryland Business School


the uncensored confessions of maximum security prison inmates

“Victims abide at both ends of a gun. Bullets fly to the heart and from the heart. Wounds that exist before the pulling of the trigger are the wellspring of crime and the font of redemption.“ 


New lives for old: that’s the lofty mission of the Eagles Prison Program. But is that just a pipe dream? Judge for yourself as maximum security prison inmates share their journeys from innocence to criminality, arrest to bewilderment, conviction to incarceration, despair to hope, defeat to victory, vice to virtue, and lawlessness to love.

“To pen a prison poem is to unlock the cage along with the heart. This deft collection sparks a potent reciprocity of spirit as one harkens to the sound of wings in the night.” --Professor Jess Maghan—Director, Forum for Comparative Correction

“Blood & tears, sorrows & regrets—every heart-stopping moment is captured & freely shared by healing desperados: I love this book.”-- Brian O’Dea, author, HIGH: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler

How a Lost Boy Bucked the System and Found His Voice

A distinguished Manhattan-based maverick accepts an invitation to share 'a few inspiring words' with a visiting class from his former New Zealand high school, where sexual abuse was an open secret, and sadistic masters ran rife. How much truth should he share?
With unerring wisdom and dark wit, John Wareham revisits the swirling inner life of a child with a crippling stutter, whose emotional, sexual and spiritual journeys pass through rivers of despair in New Zealand, to a flood of enlightenment in New York.


'Unputdownable--a Kiwi Catcher in the Rye.' - Charles DeFanti, Professor of Literature, Kean University.


'Brilliant and compelling ... reveals the mind, heart and soul of boyhood ... touched
me deeply.' - Brian O'Dea, author, High: Confessions of An International Drug Smuggler


To see video of  book launch; John Wareham briefly speaks, after introductions by Harper and Row editor and Black Power gang leader (in full regalia) click here now 

Escaping the Self-Sabotage Syndrome


Most people are paralyzed by unconscious forces that provoke acts of unwitting self-sabotage. John Wareham makes his point with chilling examples, then with clarity and acerbic wit, he shows how to break free.


''The wry classic that inspired the new age atheists.'—Brian Sutton-Smith, Professor of Psychology, Columbia University


'Wareham's psychological understanding and nicely tuned intuition show how to give up the life of fantasy and achieve our greatest satisfactions.' —Leo Madow, M.D. Psychiatrist and author of Anger and Love.


'Wise and witty . . . uniquely insightful.'Booklist, American Library


'Most of us may not control our destinies; John Wareham shows us why. Wareham's Way shows what to do about it.'George Green, President, The New Yorker

The Nervous Person's Overnight Guide To Public Speaking

Learn the secrets of Potent presentation from the leadership sage and keynote speaker anointed 'hands down winner' by the Financial Times.


In this life-changing book he shows how to turn nervous energy to charismatic gold and deliver the presentation of your life.



¤How to Seem a Supernatural Speaker ¤How to Turn Nervous Energy Into Charismatic Gold ¤10 Steps to a Sublime PowerPoint Presentation ¤How to Give a Glorious Off-the-Cuff Speech ¤How to Become an Omnipotent Advocate ¤How to Seem Blessed with a Wunderkind Mind ¤How to Run a Miraculous Meeting ¤How to Pitch Bewitching Questions ¤How to Overpower Moguls and Deliver Big-Ticket Deals ¤How to Turn a Demonic Delegate Into an Apostle ¤How to Star on Television ¤10 Commandments of Spellbinding Speaking¤


'John Wareham's cool, clear wisdom' and 'Nietzschean strategies' inspire the otherwise 'inexplicable desire to listen.'--New York Times


"John's magic transforms ordinary citizens into inspiring orators—I've seen him do it."--—Mitch Rosenthal, M.D., CEO, Phoenix House


"A secret weapon... tells how to deliver a message that commands respect in any company."—Lt. General, Jack Klimp U.S. Marine Corps (rtd)