SOURCE: Lisa Fontana, Author

Lisa Fontana, Author

November 01, 2012 10:16 ET

Author Lisa Fontana Gets Thumbs Up from Congressional Office for Helping Undecided Voters With "Me, The People" a User-Friendly Guide to Voting for Everyday Americans

Evanston, IL Native Penned a Primer That Includes the Tools to Help People Decide on and Then Vote for the Next President of the United States of America

EVANSTON, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - With the United States general election in full swing and thousands of undecided voters across several swing states holding the presidential election in their hands, author and small business owner Lisa Fontana announced the release of "Me, The People," ( a guide on voting and the election process. The primer resulted in positive reviews by Congress, "undecideds," first-time voters and people looking to cast an informed vote this election year. On Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Skokie Legislative Breakfast, Ms. Fontana was approached by Dave Davis of Congresswoman Jan Schakowski's office for her work on "Me, The People," and was invited to collaborate on a project to educate small business owners on state assistance programs.

"Me, The People" leads readers through such topics as the Voting Process, the Media Spin, How to Have a Political Conversation Without Bloodshed and Choosing the Politics That are Tight for You.

Ms. Fontana stated, "Welcome to a world where politics are friendly and fun! If you have an interest in voting, but can't take the "politics" of it all, you will enjoy this guide. If you ever thought you would get more involved if only you could do it on your own terms, now you can. If you are unsure of politics or how the government works, this guide will change that. What you won't find here is the negativity and the name calling. Instead, chuckle your way through as we talk about the tools you can use to confidently cast your vote for the next president of the United States -- or choose not to, because that is your right too. And since we all have busy lives this guide was designed to be read in between 'living.'"

Ms. Fontana explained her motivation for writing the guide, "There were no helpful books out there for people like me -- a 35 year-old American who had never voted -- so I was left to figure it out for myself. I didn't write it to make money. I wrote it to share what I learned with anyone else who might be trying to figure it out too."

Before its release, "Me, The People" had hundreds of local pre-orders. Now thousands have been sold across the country, and people are responding with, "Thank You, I finally understand." To purchase "Me, The People" in eBook ($2.99) or paperback ($7.95), visit

About Lisa Fontana
Evanston, IL native Lisa Fontana is an average American. She owns a small business, is college educated, but kept a dark secret... she didn't cast her first vote for anything until she turned 35 years old! She had tried to buy a book to teach her about politics or the government so she could vote with confidence, but the bookstore shelves were lined with negativity, and all of them played the blame game. She knew she couldn't ask anyone for help because it hadn't gone well in the past. On a personal dare, the author says she once told 17 people in a single day that she had never voted before. All 17 reacted as if she'd confessed to drowning puppies in their sleep. Not one of them offered to extend anything beyond their frustration with her "stupidity" and "apathy." So, she researched it herself, quietly putting the pieces together on her own until she figured it out. With an unwavering dedication to judgment free, balanced information (with a healthy dollop of funny and silly tossed in), she put this guide together to share what she learned with anyone else who might be looking for it, too.

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