TCU ALUMNI BOOK CLUB

TCU Alumni Book Club

Welcome to the Alumni Book Club

Horned Frogs who read are Horned Frogs who read! Each semester, the TCU Alumni Association will select a new title for online discussion, in-person events, guest interviews and more.

Join the conversations to grow our minds and engage with alumni, parents and students.  Membership is free. Click here to join.

 

What’s our current read?

For the fall 2019 semester we are reading Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and Gender Divide by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

With women's progress toward full economic and social equality stalled, women's lives becoming increasingly complex, and the structures of businesses changing, the ability to negotiate is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Drawing on research in psychology, sociology, economics, and organizational behavior as well as dozens of interviews with men and women from all walks of life, Women Don't Ask is the first book to identify the dramatic difference between men and women in their propensity to negotiate for what they want. It tells women how to ask, and why they should.

 

Upcoming Book Club Event

When: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Commonplace Books (1701 River Run, Ste. 161, Fort Worth, TX 76107

What: Join the conversation as we launch the TCU Alumni Association book club! Stop by the launch party for a cupcake and iced tea and purchase a copy of our first book - Women Don't Ask. Browse the Commonplace Bookstore for other fabulous reads curated just for women.

Discussion on the book will take place on Saturday, October 19 at the TCU Women's Network retreat where TCU professors from Women and Gender Studies will unpack the book's messages for a plan of action! Watch for an email to register for the retreat.

 

What Should I Read Next? Check out these top reads from 2019:

Amazon’s Best Books for 2019

New York Times Best Sellers 2019

The New Yorker

Time Magazine

 

What Research Says about Reading:

  • 85% of millionaires read at least two books per month. (article)
  • Reading regularly improves your Theory of Mind (ToM), which makes you more empathetic and emotionally aware. (article)
  • People who read 30 minutes a day live 23 months longer (on average) than people who don’t read. (article)

 

How do I join the book club? To get started click here You will receive a confirmation email with the link to join Good Reads. Once you have set up your free account at Good Reads, you can start reading along with us!

 

For more Frequently Asked Questions click here

 

Alumni Book Club Contact

Melissa Reeves Austin-Weeks '87

Check out our upcoming events and sign up for our book club to join in the discussion.

If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Reeves Austin-Weeks at (817) 257-5295 or m.austinweeks@tcu.edu.


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