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T Boone Pickens-A Good Book for a Good Cause

Holiday GiftAre you looking for a gift for a reader on your holiday shopping list?  Then I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that you buy T Boone Pickens newest book  "The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future".

Besides being an interesting read the book does something even more important.  The proceeds from the sale of the book support the Brooke Army Medical Center  and Fisher House  two organizations focused on helping our wounded troops and their families during their difficult journey of recovery from illness and injury.

I've written about support of Fisher House before and the support Fisher House logo is even in my profile on Active Rain.  This is an organization I support and one that serves a big need for families.  When my husband was wounded in the middle east we were fortunate that the Red Cross stepped in and assisted our family with housing outside of Landsthul in Germany.  Fisher House now provides an even better option to keep families in a home  environment close to major medical facilities.  Having family close by is a huge part of helping wounded servicemen and women recovery.

So pick up a holiday gift that is two gifts in one!  A good read and support for our wounded troops and their families.

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsCindy Jones • November 13 2008 09:56AM

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great idea - I was looking for a book - gift - for some of my clients - What better than - The First Billion Is the Hardest

Posted by Richard Shuman, Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals (The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts) about 10 years ago

My husband and I love this guy. At first we thought ...where'd he come from?  Bottom line...he's one in a million with causes.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 10 years ago

How can you not like a guy who has given away, a Billion dollars , yes , more than a Billion dollars to charities around the worlds

Posted by James Wexler (wexzilla.com) about 10 years ago

What a great way to sell an important book!  I think this guy's work on energy sources is going to be an important part of his legacy. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Cindy - I will gladly add them to my gift list, all the while keeping you in mind. Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by John MacArthur, Licensed Maryland/DC Realtor, Metro DC Homes (Century 21 Redwood) about 10 years ago

I am a big supporter of Fisher House and the work they do;  I donate a portion of every sale with a servicemember to them, as a matter of fact.  I'm sorry you had first hand experience in needing their services, but I am glad they were there for you.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 10 years ago

Richard-glad I could give you a good suggestion.  I'm still working on that first billion!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Sally-he has been around a while and made a fortunate.  He is giving all of the profits from this book to causes that I personally believe in.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

James-and he has some good ideas about energy as well:-)

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Patricia-I believe so as well.  He has some good ideas.  Hopefully the new administration will take some time to listen to them. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

John-I know a couple of people who are going to enjoy the book too!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Susan-Kudos to you for your support of Fisher House.  They are a great organization.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

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