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WISE Bookshelf: To Kill a Mockingbird


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Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach, dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!


To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Classic Fiction


I’m much more of a pleasure reader than the business book reader. I read a lot of fiction. One of my favorites has been To Kill A Mockingbird, which is probably 60 years old now. The character development and the tensions they go through — [the] racial strife and people coming to grips with "who am I" and "how do I want to approach situations" — those are the books and stories I like reading, and always find very helpful in reminding me that your character, who you are and how you approach things are, in my mind, as important as anything you do on your job from day to day.

Submitted by: Gail Hunter, 2012 WISE Women of the Year Honoree | San Francisco | 15+ years experience
(as told to Amanda Mitchell)


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