The Book


          Entertainer Jack Swersie, author of the eBook Opening Act, recounts his first foray into the world of local politics in his newest book, A First Class Township.

          As part of a grassroots group, Swersie documents the efforts of twenty residents of Pocono Township in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, unhappy with their local governance, as they challenged the local political and financial power elite. With focused leadership and against strong odds, this unlikely band of average, everyday folk managed to bring a brighter future to their community.

          It is Swersie’s hope that his historic documentation will serve not only as a blueprint, but as an inspiration for others looking to change their local governance for the better.

          It is truly amazing what the people can accomplish when they allow their voices to be heard.

          A First Class Township  is available in paperback and eBook at, and

        Books can also be ordered by calling the Book Order Hotline: 1-888-280-7715

        The Pocono Record featured “A First Class Township” in an article on April 13th titled “Pocono Township resident writes book about how township went first class.”