Midyear Reading List

On your way to the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo this May? I’m always curious to hear what you guys are packing in your carry-ons as reading material. If you still need to grab something, allow me to bring your attention to six books from a few of the presenters who will be in Washington, D.C. this spring (along with information about where you can find them at the May meetings).

Ryan McGuire/Bells Design

Ryan McGuire/Bells Design

Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, by Donna Brazile (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
See the Democratic political strategist, commentator, and vice chair of voter registration and participation of the DNC at this year’s federal legislative and political forum, titled “Spin, Gridlock, 24-Hour News Cycles and Legislative Priorities.”

Winning Right: Campaign Politics and Conservative Policies, by Ed Gillespie (Simon & Schuster, 2007)
The former counselor to the president, U.S. Senate candidate, and chair of the RNC will join Brazile at the federal legislative and political forum linked above.

The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking & Sounding Your Best, by Christine K. Jahnke (Prometheus Books, 2011)
Jahnke will be one of four experts featured in the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Game Changer Sessions.

The Option of Urbanism, Investing in a New American Dream, by Christopher Leinberger, (Island Press, 2009)
This land use strategist will be one member of a panel examining changing dynamics and new perspectives in the U.S. and Canadian Markets.

Monday Marketing Tips: 52 Tips to Energize Your Business, by Pili Meyer
The former real estate professional will be teaching a WCR class on effective negotiating as well as being featured in one of the group’s Game Changer sessions.

Dog Eat Dog & Vice Versa: 9 Secrets to Put the Bite in Your Marketing, by Jerry Rossi, (Charter Publishing, 2006)
The humorist and speaker will be presenting one of the leadership express sessions for association executives.

What book(s) are going in your suitcase? I’m way behind on my reading list, so I might still be working my way through Steven Pinker’s latest, which I still highly recommend.

Meg White

Meg White is the managing editor for REALTOR® Magazine and administrator of the magazine's Weekly Book Scan blog. Contact her at mwhite[at]realtors.org.

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