downs, and to create some-
thing that could hopefully help
others who found themselves in
a similar state.
A way of letting them ex-
perience their own journey
through the eyes of Sean Gallo,
and hopefully nd the inspira-
tion to keep going through the
utter hopelessness of a year
with nothing to look forward to.
This book, like smartphones,
has planned obsolescence.
The hope is that one day,
2020 is truly nothing more than a
bad memory; something we look
back on with incredulous disbe
lief, a shared illusion that we can’t
believe actually happened.
And that this book is noth-
ing more than a curious time-
piece that reects the state
we were all in. Beaten, broken
and desperately searching for
us to the other side.
But until that day arrives,
the hope is that we can collec-
tively leave 2020. Before we
get back to “normal”. Before
the pandemic is over. Right
here, right now. Together.
Geoff Woliner, author of “Leaving 2020”,
is the Founder and CEO of Winning Wit,
a company that helps people deliver the
best speeches and presentations of their
lives, winning every big moment that
comes their way. Geoff has been fea-
tured on Fox 5 News, New York News-
day, WTOP radio and a host of other
outlets as a leader in speechwriting and
presentation coaching, and is a native
of New York City who really misses the