Eric Liu is an author, educator, and civic entrepreneur. Eric is founder of Citizen University, which promotes and teaches the art of great citizenship. His books include the national bestsellers The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot, both co-authored with Nick Hanauer; The Accidental Asian, a New York Times Notable Book; and Guiding Lights, the Official Book of National Mentoring Month. Eric served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President's deputy domestic policy adviser. After the White House, he was an executive at the digital media company RealNetworks. He lives in Seattle and can be found on Twitter @ericpliu or at