Bookmarked: Sophie Allen-Etchart

Founder and CEO of Read Better Be Better  RECOMMENDS: “The Daughters of Erietown” by Connie Schultz “This book was recommended to me by an intelligent and thoughtful friend and supporter of Read Better Be Better, so I immediately knew it was going to be good. It is a story that beautifully illustrates human complexities. While […]

Bookmarked: Robin S. Reed

President and CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona   RECOMMENDS: “Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook” by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle “This is one of those books that once you finish it, you want to immediately read it again. On the first pass, it’s easy to find yourself being impressed with […]

Bookmarked: Laura Huser

President of the Literary Society of the Southwest RECOMMENDS: “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett Her Take “The Literary Society has introduced me to many excellent books, each offering diverse tastes and subject matters. You may have read about The New York Times bestseller ‘The Vanishing Half,’ but if you haven’t yet cracked the cover, you don’t […]

Bookmarked: Anthony J. Wallace

RECOMMENDS: “Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon” by Michael Ghiglieri and Thomas Myers His Take: “There is no book I have bought or gifted or talked about or read more than ‘Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon.’ On its face, the book’s premise is perhaps disturbing or unappealing. It’s filled with the accounts […]

Bookmarked: Casey Strunk

RECOMMENDS: “Lead … for God’s Sake” by Todd G. Gongwer His Take “If you are like me, you have a stack of books on your nightstand that someone said you MUST read. These books are about leadership, business building, motivational techniques, sales and more. It can be daunting to try to digest and implement all […]

Bookmarked: Nate Rhoton

Nate Rhoton Executive director of one•n•ten RECOMMENDS: “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown His Take “‘Brave work. Tough Conversations. Whole hearts.’ Brené Brown explains strategies in her book with real tools to immediately employ with your teams and, quite frankly, even your family. At a time when leading has taken on a very different look […]

Bookmarked: Robert E. Kravet, MD, FACP, MACG

Founder and curator of the Medical Museum at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, the only medical museum in the state RECOMMENDS: “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” by Fareed Zakaria His Take “Fareed Zakaria is a well-known intellectual with an international affairs program on CNN and a weekly column in The […]

Bookmarked: Naomi Berry

The theme of this month’s issue is “Healthy Living,” and with that in mind Frontdoors asked a prominent local counselor for an inspiring read to start the year. RECOMMENDS: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl Her Take        “In the words of author Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, ‘When we are no longer […]

Bookmarked: Dr. Richard Sagar

Since 1986, Ballet Etudes has brightened the holiday season for thousands through its staging of “The Nutcracker.” However, faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the company made the difficult decision to cancel the ballet for 2020. To keep the beloved tradition alive, Dr. Sagar has a reading suggestion. RECOMMENDS: “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The […]

Bookmarked: Monica Villalobos

President & CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Recommends: An American Legacy: Racism, Nativism and White Supremacy” by David R. Morse Her Take “This thorough and comprehensive historical account is a deep dive into the origins of systemic racism in the U.S. The Phoenician researcher and author David Morse explores history from the […]