Category Archives: Alumni Authors

It began in Boston

In her new book, Boston College alumna Brooke Barbier tells the story of how Boston radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America. Covering the period from 1763 to 1776, Boston in … Continue reading

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Get psyched!

Practice might make perfect, but perfection is useless if it can’t be summoned when it counts. Success at a pivotal moment requires the right kind of mental preparation, according to Daniel McGinn, author of the new book Psyched Up: How … Continue reading

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Barking up the Wrong Tree

Advice about achievement is often logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree (HarperOne, 2017), Boston College alumnus Eric Barker reveals the science behind what actually determines success and how anyone can achieve it. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on … Continue reading

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A monster at bedtime

Michelle Williams-King, a member of the Woods College of Advancing Studies’ Class of 2017, has published a children’s book inspired by her son who had trouble sleeping when he was younger. There’s No Such Thing as People, aimed at children ages 4-8, … Continue reading

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Book award for alumnus

Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston (New York University Press, 2016) by BC alumnus Jared Ross Hardesty has been named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, the premier review journal of new academic titles. Hardesty, a faculty member at Western Washington University, also … Continue reading

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The Universe Untangled

People are fascinated by the laws of the physical world, but many find the scientific concepts dense and complicated. To solve that dilemma, BC alumna Abigail Pillitteri has published The Universe Untangled – Modern Physics for Everyone (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2017), … Continue reading

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Arts Festival 2017

Boston College’s annual Arts Festival is a time for the BC community to gather and celebrate the visual, performing, and literary arts. Among the highlights in the literary arts this year are readings from seniors in the creative writing concentration (Apr. … Continue reading

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