Author Archives: Bookworm

What Makes Education Catholic

In his new book What Makes Education Catholic: Spiritual Foundations (Orbis Books, 2021), internationally renowned religious education expert Thomas Groome offers brief overviews of some of the important voices in the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholicism with whom he feels … Continue reading

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Unglamored

Carroll School of Management student Jessie Cheng explores the mental health struggles and entertainment industry pressures faced by pop stars in her new novel, Unglamored. Rose B.D., a young Chinese American singer, seems to have it all. But when symptoms … Continue reading

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Moments of illumination along El Camino de Santiago

In a new memoir, Boston College alumna Suzanne Maggio shares the story of her 500-mile trek along the Camino, Spain’s ancient pilgrimage. Although she wasn’t sure exactly what drove her to walk the Camino, Maggio felt the need for a … Continue reading

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White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege

Growing up white and middle class, Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., was shielded from seeing persistent, pervasive racism, and never thought much about racial justice except for what he read in history books. In the spring and summer of 2020, … Continue reading

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The writing life

Bad Choices Make Good Stories: Conversations about Writing is a collection of essays from writer Erin Dionne that offers a window into the craft of writing and the struggles that go along with the writing life. Dionne, a Boston College … Continue reading

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The High 5 Habit

Mel Robbins, a motivational speaker and former host of the daytime talk show “The Mel Robbins Show,” has published a new book, The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit (Hay House, 2021). Using her … Continue reading

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Try a little tenderness

In his new book, Gregory Boyle, S.J., shares moving stories he has collected from his experience as founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. The Whole Language: The … Continue reading

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The price is right

How do leaders, managers, and proprietors go about the essential task of setting prices? What are some of the biases that drive decisions about pricing? In a new book, Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Gerald Smith mixes … Continue reading

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Challenging patriarchy in Pakistan

Urwa Hameed, who was accepted to Boston College at age 14 and will graduate this month with a degree in political science and international studies, has published Steering Towards Change: Women Politicians Challenging Patriarchy, Class and Power in Pakistan. Hameed … Continue reading

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One hiker’s exploration of the Appalachian Trail

Over the course of 11 years, Alan Richardson, a professor of English at Boston College, hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (AT), a nearly 2,200-mile journey that extends from Georgia to Maine. His approach was unique. Rather than hike from one … Continue reading

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