Always Learning Something New at NYU Toastmasters

Our March 26th meeting had a theme of books! Members recommended these books – across a variety of genres – during the meeting.  Enjoy!

  • Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek
  • Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Horn Without Blowing It, Peggy Klaus – “How to self-promote and line yourself up for success without being obnoxious.”
  • 88 Assignments for Development in Place, Michael Lombardo and Robert Eichinger – “How to develop yourself or your staff on-the-job and for free.”
  • The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, Timothy Ferriss – “It’s opening my mind to very different ways of doing things.”
  • Smart Women Finish Rich, David Bach – “Taught me to value money in such a way that money saved “a little at a time” adds up to be a substantial sum when left alone to grow.”
  • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill – “Helped me to focus on my goals of achieving wealth and quieting the external distraction. It helped me train my mind.”
  • A Singular Woman, Janny ScottBiography of Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother. “Shows how the ideals, hard work and sacrifices of a progressive single mother have prepared and shaped our president for his role in the world today.”
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff (AMC book club selection) – Why and how Detroit went from being the richest city in the U.S. to one of the poorest; “A compelling read.”
  • The Book of Questions, Gregory Stock – “Literally, a book of provocative questions to ask yourself and your friends – and use for Table Topics.” Also If: Questions for the Game of Life, Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell
  • Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese – I liked “its depictions of Ethiopia and exploration of the unique connection between twins.”
  • The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh – “Emotional and sometimes brutal novel.”
  • A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki – “Cerebral novel on the connection between the person who lost a Hello Kitty Lunch box and the woman who found it.”
  • Resistant, Michael Palmer – “Michael Palmer writes a lot of thrillers with some medical component… one of my favorite authors.”
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