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About Community Books

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 socia 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.



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 financial freedom, Newbery is committed to growing enterprises which generate a profit and transformative societal benefits.




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; and raced for the Costa Rican national team in the Tour of Mexico.

Newbery was 2nd in the 1987 Southern California State Championship Road Race, and held the Green Jersey in the 1987 Vulcan Tour.

American Homeowner Preservation purchases non-performing mortgages from banks at big discounts, then shares the savings 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.
AHP Mortgage Direct finances the most affordable homes in America, and helps borrowers of all loan sizes achieve and preserve homeownership with honest, transparent and effective mortgages.

preREO is a marketplace for lenders to sell delinquent first mortgages secured by vacant properties to local investors. Investors can maximize returns by taking control of these assets during the foreclosure process.

Activist Legal is a non-traditional law firm that facilitates legal services in the areas of real estate, mortgage, banking and private investor transactions for non-performing loans & assets.

DebtCleanse is on a mission to empower every American to become debt-free. Debt Cleanse is a legal plan that helps consumers and small businesses get out of debt without filing bankruptcy.

AHP 75 is a nationwide homeownership incubator program that aims to increase the homeownership rate to 75% for all Americans.

America’s Trustee Services, LLC is a full-service trustee company, providing default and foreclosure solutions across multiple states.

Jorge Newbery participated in a 1988 500-Mile nonstop bike race that was featured on ESPN. At 30:07 Newbery is shown in 2nd place, but finished in 4th. The race was also featured in Newbery’s Burn Zone’s Book.

What Are People Saying?


” A riches-to-rags memoir that offer unique perspectives on business, punk rock, inequality, cycling and family”

Bel Adaire Magazine

“I highly recommend this book to every human being on the planet. Not a very narrow audience to market to, but humanity in general needs a shot of Jorge Newbery’s candid take on life’s challenges and the personal relationships we develop along the way.”

Self Publishing Review

“Not many business books can be called page-turners, but Burn Zones is one of them”

Midwest Book Review

“Exceptionally well written and presented, “Burn Zones: Playing Life’s Bad Hands’ is a candid, insightful, absorbing and ultimately inspiring memoir that is very highly recommended”

Reader's Favorite

“Whether readers are looking for words of encouragement, an interesting story to read on vacation, or the finest strategies in building and sustaining their wealth, Jorge P. Newbery’s book will be one of their best reads.”


“Burn Zones is an engrossing and ultimately hopeful autobiography, involving an appealing combination of personal ambition and zeal for community improvement.”

San Francisco

“Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery will enthrall readers and motivate many to conquer a new business, hobby, or life-long dream.”

Manhattan Book Review

” A compelling read: his telling of despair and humiliation at the darkest hours and how he turned his loss into strength and success are both thrilling and inspirational.”

Portland Book Review

” Very inspirational to readers looking for some motivation and real life example of conquering the burn zone”

Best Sellers World

“Part memoir, part inspirational story, Jorge P. Newbery’s Burn Zones: Playing Life’s Bad Hands is the true life tale of a modern-day Renaissance man, a self-made success who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.”