December Reading

December 2001
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast
Wonderful book about coffee. I highly recommend it!

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Incredibly accurate. I try to read this annually.

The Nutcracker and the King of Mice by E.T.A. Hoffman
After seeing the ballet again, I decided to finally read the story. Pretty grotesque!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
Rereading this book was a treat! I’m glad I refreshed myself on the details before I saw the movie.

Mattimeo by Bryan Jacques
Another great book in the Redwall series.

Women of Influence, Women of Vision: A Cross-Generational Study of Leaders of Social Change by Helen S. Astin & Carole Leland
Not what I’d expected. I thought this was going to be a book on leadership. Instead, it was a book more on the history of the women’s movement in 20th century America. Did touch on leadership but not in a satisfying way.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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