Buy my book, please

By Sean Callahan ’87

These days, authors are learning they have to be marketers as well. β€œIt really behooves the authors to promote the hell out of their books,” says a literary agent..

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PEAK: Time to Diversify

By Sean Callahan '87

Under his Holy Trinity High School polo shirt, part of the school’s uniform, freshman Jose often wears a turtleneck. That’s one way the 14-year-old, who recently emigrated from Ecuador, has learned to deal with Chicago winters.

This young man has had to adjust to many things since his arrival on Chicago’s West Side less than two years ago. Jose discovered the turtleneck on his own, but he relies on Miguel Hernandez, his Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK

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PEAK Performance

By Sean Callahan '87

On a late fall day, Eileen Cavanaugh Bender ‘87 rode through Chicago’s West Side. Advertising sales executives like Bender, who works for Entertainment Weekly magazine, are a rare sight in this hardscrabble neighborhood.

The dishwater blonde with eyes that don’t take no for an answer pointed to a barren intersection where prostitutes openly court customers after nightfall. “Chantrelle says she knows some of the girls working there from grade school,” Bender said.…

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