April Reading

April 2002
The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss
Another book recommended by an alum (who’s also a headmaster). Very interesting and well written.

Saint Augustine by Gary Wills
I’m really enjoying this Penguin Lives series. Wills gives a very good overview of Augustine.

Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
Highly recommended by an alum. Much of the info is a rehash of folks like Larry Burkett but are the steps my family took to get out of debt.

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
A fun collection of poems and pictures. My favorite is the on about the anteater.

The Headmaster’s Wife by Richard A. Hawley
An alum recommended I read this. A spell-binding look at a woman’s inner thoughts as she comes to the end of her life.

Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King
An amazing story about a dome I’d not heard of! An interesting look at Renaissance Florence.

Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen, Philip Strand
Although a slim volume, this is an interesting collection of real life examples of the FISH! ideas. Worth reading even if you haven’t read the first book.

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness by Robert K. Greenleaf
Greenleaf’s work is a classic. Written decades ago, it still raises great questions. This book is a mix of essays, biographies, speeches, and hypothetical case studies. Greenleaf’s variety is an extremely effective way of communicating his message.

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott
Lamott has an incredible way of being incredibly frank. I love her writing–even if I don’t always agree with her politics!

The Day Lincoln Was Shot: An Illustrated Chronicle by Richard Bak
I was surprised by how much information was packed into this slim volume. The pictures are well chosen to complement the text. And the essays from other scholars help add light to this turning point in US history.

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 FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com 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 http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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