Live from Rhode Island with host Wayne Barber, a 45 minute discussion about many The College Shrink characters (Emily, Jelly, Seth, Mana, Elizabeth, Monk, Marionette, Saint Henry), where they came from, and where they might be headed.
A more than lively 90 minute evening discussion of The College Shrink with a zoom book club of ten alums from Williams College. Great questions and perspectives that continued with emails the following morning. Was college like this when we were students many years ago — or were mental health problems just better hidden? Who are the real people to admire in the story — Emily, Saint Henry, Mana, Jelly, Elizabeth? After all, they all have real flaws. How their challenges were not all that different from what the book club participants had experienced in their own lives? A lot of fun for a writer.
It never hurts when a book review begins with “This is a beautiful book.” Many thanks to Jim Aikon, Editorial Director of Booktrib for penning a wonderful review of The College Shrink. Click here to read the review. With more than 70,000 monthly visitors, Booktrib is “a website featuring under-the-radar authors that deserved to be noticed, and that readers would enjoy discovering – whether debut writers, midlist or even occasional bestsellers.”
Long time Michigan radio host Tom Sumner (WFOV) spent the better part of an hour discussing college, mental health, David Balducci, and the process of writing with Bill on his three hour weekday morning show. Click here to listen. As Baldacci stated in a promo for the show, “being interviewed by Tom is like having a cup of coffee at the kitchen table.”
Bill had his first radio interview to discuss The College Shrink with Matt Ray on his morning drive-time show The Breakfast Club with Matt and Tyler. KWAY is a delightful small radio station that broadcasts to what is very much a college town in Iowa. The book discussion matched the timing for students coming back to campus.