Tag Archives: memoir

My Journey to the Heights

My Journey to the Heights: A Memoir of Boston College (1951-2015) is a new book that captures the story of James P. McIntyre ’57, M.Ed.’61, D.Ed.’67, H’11, from his humble beginnings in Malden to a student in BC’s Evening College in the 1950s … Continue reading

Posted in Boston College Authors | Tagged | Leave a comment

Steve Pemberton

At First Year Academic Convocation tomorrow, the Class of 2020 will hear from alumnus Steve Pemberton, whose memoir, A Chance in the World, was given to each freshman at orientation. Pemberton’s memoir tells of his harsh upbringing in the foster care … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni Authors, Students | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mayor’s memoir

Alumnus R.T. Rybak, who served three terms as mayor of Minneapolis, has published a memoir about his life and time as mayor of his hometown. Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) takes readers into the … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni Authors | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Adoption, secrecy and love

Journalist and BC alumna Caitríona Palmer was born in Dublin in 1972 to an unwed mother. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she still was eager to track down her birth mother. When she was in her late 20s, she connected with her birth mother and … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni Authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book review: Leaving Russia

In a book review for Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Boston Bibliophile calls Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer‘s memoir “a searing portrait both of Soviet life as the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse and the very … Continue reading

Posted in Boston College Authors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

Alumnus Lev Golinkin will discuss his memoir, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, at BC on January 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100.  Golinkin came to the US as a child refugee from the … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni Authors, Lowell Humanities Series | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Waiting for America in Italian

Two chapters from BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer‘s memoir of emigration, Waiting for America, have appeared in Italian translation in a special issue of the Italian magazine eSamizdat. In Waiting for America, Shrayer writes of … Continue reading

Posted in Boston College Authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment