Pod Save America hosts and Crooked Media cofounders Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor will publish their first book, Democracy or Else: How to Save America in 10 Easy Steps, with their Zando imprint Crooked Media Reads on June 4, 2024. World publishing rights were acquired by Zando senior editor Sarah Ried.

Cowritten by Favreau, Lovett, Vietor, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer and producer Josh Holloway, Democracy or Else is billed as an "illustrated guide to saving American democracy." Crooked Media will donate profits from the book to support Vote Save America, its partners, and other organizations mobilizing for progressive outcomes in the 2024 election.

The book is the second to be published by Crooked Media Reads, following Lydia Kiesling's sophomore novel Mobility, which was released in August. The imprint was launched in June 2022 as a partnership between independent publisher Zando and Crooked Media, the progressive media company founded by Favreau, Lovett, and Vietor—former Obama administration officials—in 2017.

“Politics is a slog, and it’s frustrating even on the days when a mob isn’t hunting Mitt Romney,” said Favreau, Lovett, and Vietor in a joint statement. “We started Pod Save America and Crooked Media to give people an outlet for their anger, to find ways to help and find humor and joy in the fight. This book has a lot of what we’ve learned from the smartest organizers and least annoying politicians, plus jokes everyone will love without exception.”