New book celebrates Memphis generosity, benefits youth literacy

If you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer with Memphis-centric appeal, then check out the just-released “Giving Back With Purpose: Fueling Growth Through Community” book by Jeremy Park of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club.

Not only does this 160-page collection of essays include inspiring stories of Memphis citizens and companies, but 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the book will go toward literacy programs for children. And the book was only released a few days ago – Dec. 12 to be exact – so there’s no worry that the intended recipient will already have it (unless other gift-givers have the same great idea as you!)

I have to say that Jeremy is a fantastic promoter of all things Memphis and I’ve learned this first-hand through my coverage of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club over the last few years. Jeremy works tirelessly to motivate people in our fair city to do great things for each other and for our community and his book offers snapshots of some of the greatest givers he’s come across.

And in the interest of full disclosure, although I don’t benefit at all from sales of this book, Jeremy does contribute a column to my employer, The Commercial Appeal.

Here’s what Jeremy has to say about his book:

“Because everything we do through the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is focused on making our community even better tomorrow than it is today, we felt it was only fitting that a book meant to inspire engagement and giving back, would itself contribute to that mission. We’re using the book to help make donations to literacy organizations and schools, while at the same time inspiring readers of the book to add a little more purpose to their lives and companies by getting more involved in their community. What makes the book fun is that we’re promoting Memphis nationally while raising awareness for nonprofits locally.”

Published by Main Street Book, Jeremy’s collection is $15.95 and may be purchased at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, the Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance office and Napa Café.


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