OLMC Digital Book Club

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Join us online for a discussion with our friend–and longtime OLMC consultant–Bill McGarvey, co-author of The Freshman Survival Guide.  As an author, editor, musician, producer and entrepreneur, Bill McGarvey has had extensive experience in all facets of media. His book, The Freshman Survival Guide was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman and is Amazon’s bestselling college and student life guide. With over 150,000 copies sold, it  has been instrumental in helping hundreds of thousands of students make the transition to college life. In light of these unprecedented times, students making the transition to college can use more guidance than ever.

So if you or your family’s students have any questions and want to have a great discussion join us June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  Zoom information coming soon!


Bill McGarvey is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and musician. He has been a columnist for America magazine since 2013 covering the intersection of culture and faith. He has also written and commented on that topic and others for numerous outlets, including NPR, BBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Commonweal, The Tablet (London), Factual (Spain) and Time Out New York. In 2019, he won the Catholic Press Association award for best regular column. Previously, he spent six years as the editor-in-chief of BustedHalo.com winning numerous awards for its provocative discussion of religion and culture. His book The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything in Between, has sold over 150,000 copies and is used in both college and high school classes across the country. Most recently, his animated short film “Broken Lullaby” has been selected by more than 30 film festivals around the world. He is the owner of McG-Media.com.

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