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Meet Millie Gogarty

In her debut novel, Boston College alumna Rebecca Hardiman introduces readers to the quirky but lovable Gogarty clan: Kevin, who is unemployed and overwhelmed, his sulky teenaged daughter Aideen, and his 83-year-old mother Millie, who has just been caught shoplifting—again. … Continue reading

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The humor of Zazoo

Boston College alumna Leslie Bilodeau Placzek has written a book titled The Audacious Adventures of Zazoo Plazz: Part-Time Superhero, Full-Time Mom, a humorous collection of vignettes that capture the quirky imagination of her alter ego, Zazoo Plazz. The stories follow … Continue reading

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Big Giant Floating Head

Big Giant Floating Head (Melville House, June, 2019) by BC Associate Professor of the Practice of English Christopher Boucher is described by the publisher as a “daring, dazzling account of a man’s struggle with love, loss and redemption.” After his … Continue reading

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Questions for Terrible People

BC alumnus Wes Hazard, a noted comedian, poet, and storyteller, has released his first book, Questions For Terrible People (Adams Media, 2016). The humor book features a series of questions designed to elicit fun and revealing responses–perfect for long car rides … Continue reading

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Five College Dialogues

Boston College alumnus Ian Thomas Malone has recently published, Five College Dialogues (TouchPoint Press, 2014), a book that is a philosophic comedic treatise on college life. According to the publisher: George Tecce, a graduate student working as a teaching assistant in the … Continue reading

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Yes Please

Yes Please (Harper Collins/Dey Street Books, 2014) is the new book by award-winning actress and former “SNL” cast member Amy Poehler, a Boston College alumna. Poehler, star of the NBC show “Parks and Recreation,” is a writer, director, producer and cofounder … Continue reading

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Baratunde Thurston: Race, media & Election 2012

Social commentator Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black, will speak on “Birth Certificates, Fact Checkers and the Art of Negrospotting: A Look at Race, Comedy, and Politics in the 2012 Election” on Oct. … Continue reading

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