Community Books is an American publisher specializing in books advocating equality and fairness in order to better the lives of the 99%.

Community books was founded in 2015 by Jorge P. Newbery, a social justice entrepreneur on a mission to help Americans crushed by unaffordable debts. While breaking the chain of debt may feel like an insurmountable problem, a debt-free life is not out of reach.

Jorge P. Newbery


"Newbery owed creditors over 26 million dollars.

But by utilizing legal loopholes and tricks, he was able to erase his debt much of it without paying most of the monies owed and now shares the tricks with the indebted American public."

-Portland Book Review

Jorge at Occupy Cincinnati planning meeting, October 2,2011. Image Courtesy of Coulter Loeb Pocket Propaganda

Social Justice Entreprenuer

Newbery fuses entrepreneurship with a social mission to improve the lives of the 99%.

From Keeping families at risk of foreclosure in their homes, providing jobs to hundreds of ex-offenders, to helping overwhelmed debtors achieve debt freedom, Newbery is committed to grow enterprises which both generate a profit as well as transformative societal benefits.

American Homeowner Preservation purchases nonperforming mortgages from banks at big discounts, then shares the discounts with struggling families to keep them in their homes.

AHP Servicing is a mortgage servicer which brings social responsibility to an industry often devoid of caring, compassion and basic human decency.

Activist Legal is a law firm which strives to achieve the consensual resolutions of debts for debtors and creditors.

Debt Cleanses is a legal plan that helps consumers and small business get out of debt without filing bankruptcy


Newbery authored Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands, in which he chronicled his rise and fall; Debt Cleanse: How To Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar (And Not Pay Some At All) to help families resolve their unaffordable debt; and Stories of the Indebted sharing the struggles faced by everyday Americans burdened by debt. He speaks regularly on debt, housing and finance.


As an athlete, Newbery raced bicycles for a living from 1986 - 1990 as a Category 1. He:

  • Competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials.
  • Was 4th in the Spenco 500, a nonstop 500-mile bike race televised on ESPN.
  • Raced for the Costa Rican National Team in the Tour of Mexico.
  • Was 2nd in the 1987 Southern California State Championship Road Race.
  • Held the Green Jersey in the 1987 Vulcan Tour.