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Fixing Broken Mirrors

In his newly published memoir, Fixing Broken Mirrors, 2022 Boston College graduate Taesung Kim recounts his lonely, traumatic childhood as the target of domestic abuse. Writing using the pen name Taesung, he also addresses his struggles with mental health issues. … Continue reading

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Coming of age through grief and music

Boston College graduate Katie Moulton tells the story of her coming of age through grief and the music of Tom Petty in her new audiobook memoir, Dead Dad Club. Moulton’s father, a former record store manager who passed on his … Continue reading

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Undercover in the underworld

Former federal law enforcement agent Ken Croke tells the story of the two years he spent undercover infiltrating the infamous Pagan Motorcycle Club, a white supremacist biker gang, in the new book Riding with Evil: Taking Down the Notorious Pagan … Continue reading

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A journey through bulimia, depression, and anxiety

Boston College alumna Yvonne Castañeda chronicles her journey through anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder in the new book, Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety (Santa Monica Press, 2022). In her memoir, Castañeda reflects on her upbringing as … 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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War diary of a Boston College Jesuit

A new digital publication provides an eyewitness account of war from a Boston College Jesuit priest who served as a chaplain in the North Africa and Pacific theaters during World War II. John P. Foley, S.J., who temporarily left his … Continue reading

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A story of accompaniment

Liz Hauck and her dad Charlie Hauck—both Boston College graduates—had a plan to start a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency Charlie co-directed. But Charlie got … Continue reading

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A personal account of bipolar disorder

Will Morro was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder at the age of 20 while a student at Boston College. Over 13 years, he endured six hospitalizations in mental health facilities and nine psychiatric evaluations in emergency rooms. His book, Nobody … Continue reading

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Inside the Bubble with Jared Dudley

In the new book, Inside the NBA Bubble: A Championship Season under Quarantine, Boston College alumnus Jared Dudley shares an insider’s account of life during the NBA lockdown and the journey his Los Angeles Lakers traveled, during a year marked … Continue reading

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Moving beyond “No”

On his popular podcast, “10,000 NOs,” Boston College alumnus Matthew Del Negro has interviewed countless people—from athletes and entrepreneurs to cancer survivors and authors—who have inspired others to keep going even when their progress seems infinitesimally slow. Del Negro says the … Continue reading

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