MBC Book Club

    • November 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CST)
    • Zoom after our meeting

    God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright 

    Join fellow MBC members for lively discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, right after our meeting on Zoom!

    God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create.

    Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become—and shows how the battle for Texas’s soul encompasses us all.

    8:30 on Zoom after our November 18th meeting.

    • December 16, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CST)
    • Zoom after our meeting

    Imagination House by Lee Walker 

    Join fellow MBC members for lively discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, right after our meeting on Zoom!

    When twenty-one-year-old Michael Dell asked E. Lee Walker to be the president of his fledgling computer company, PC’s Limited, Walker, in his mid-forties, immediately thought about all the people who had helped him through life—as an undergraduate at Texas A&M (class of ’63), a graduate student at Harvard, and a once-young entrepreneur himself. As he and Dell created the foundation of what would become one of the most successful companies in the world, Walker was guided by the lessons of his past business ventures, by his belief in the power of imagination, and by his relationships with people who had provided encouragement when he most needed it. When he left Dell Computer Corporation to teach, Walker discovered that the stories he took with him—of his aspirations, of his failures and triumphs, and of his friends and mentors—were the key to engaging and inspiring his students.

    Here, Walker records those stories in a memoir that spans five decades and reveals a man whose curiosity, resourcefulness, and luck led him out of South Texas and into corporate boardrooms, university lecture halls, and community activism. In fast-paced tales about life as a high-tech entrepreneur, adjunct professor, civic leader, and environmental advocate, Walker manages to convey the importance of creative thinking and communal effort in all his endeavors.

    Originally offered to a small group of college students in Italy for study abroad, this affecting memoir will introduce to a wider audience not only a seasoned executive and philanthropist but also a wise and delightful storyteller.

    8:30 on Zoom after our December 16th meeting.

MBC Book Club is a wonderful perk of membership!

Each month, a book is selected to complement our programming. We meet monthly upstairs on the 7th floor after breakfast

Past Book Club selections include:

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Train To Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell
  • The Chickenshit Club by Jesse Eisinger
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  • Empire of The Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne
  • Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

We hope you'll join us!

Past Book Club selections include:
Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Pigs In Heaven by BArbara Kingsolver
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

We hope you'll join us!


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