November|December 2016 Alumni Authors

November|December 2016 Alumni AuthorsThe Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails

by Steve Reddicliffe, MA ’10

Steve Reddicliffe, author of The New York Times column “A Quiet Drink,” invites you to a grand cocktail party in his latest project. Featuring some of The Times’ wittiest writers along with renowned bartenders and mixologists, Book of Cocktails contains more than 350 drink recipes for any occasion. But unlike most recipe books, this one isn’t all measurements and ingredients—it’s also filled with boozy anecdotes that’ll keep readers stirring.


alumni-author-4Divorce in Peace: Alternatives to War from a Judge and Lawyer

by John Roach, BA ’94, Life Member, and Laura Roach

For more than 40 years, this lawyer and judge couple has seen the damage divorce can bring. In Divorce in Peace, the Roaches explain the legal ins-and-outs a couple going through divorce will need to know in order to separate more amicably and avoid what they call a “divorce war.”




alumni-author-7Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents

by Talmage Boston, BA ’75, JD ’78

To Talmage Boston, the U.S. has 20 especially historically significant presidents—from Washington to Lincoln to Johnson to Clinton. In Cross-Examining History, the lawyer tracks down historians and political insiders with deep knowledge about each one and invites them to a cross examination. Each chapter focuses on a single president in a quest to determine the most significant events during each commander- in-chief’s term.


alumni-author-3Light & Fury: The Fine Art Photography of L. Gene Sellers

by L. Gene Sellers, BA ’74, JD ’77, Life Member

Since the day his wife handed him a 35 mm camera more than 40 years ago, L. Gene Sellers has spent many days “chasing the light.” From the smallest details of a flower to the vastness of mountains, Sellers has compiled his nature-driven works into this new photo book.

alumni-author-5Ed. F. Kruse of Blue Bell Creameries

by Dorothy McLeod MacInerney, PhD ’96, Life Member

You may have tried every flavor, but in MacInerney’s book you’ll learn about the man behind Texas’ famous Blue Bell Ice Cream. Through numerous interviews, archival documents, and “Edisms,” MacInerney details how a hardworking man from Brenham and his loved ones transformed the small creamery into a nationally recognized name.




alumni-author-2Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care

by Catherine Musemeche, BA ’78, JD ’02, Life Member

Hurt goes out to first responders everywhere—past and present. As a surgeon who has flown on helicopters, resuscitated patients, and operated on hundreds of trauma victims, Musemeche looks at the way trauma touches all of our lives and how today’s state-of-the-art emergency centers came to be.




alumni-author-1Paindemic: A Practical and Holistic Look at Chronic Pain, the Medical System and the antiPAIN Lifestyle

by Melissa Cady, BS ’96, Life Member

When Cady was in medical school, she began experiencing chronic pain so debilitating that she couldn’t bend down to tie her shoes. Though she eventually received help, previous misdiagnoses from numerous doctors led her to write Paindemic, which addresses what she calls society’s “serious pain epidemic.” She writes that it is her deepest wish to advise anyone with chronic pain so that they may “find a place of less suffering.”


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