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Marc Grossman ’73

Grossman has co-authored a spy novel, “Believers: Love and Death in Tehran, set in Iran, a country he has intimate knowledge of from his time in the U.S. foreign service. Grossman was a special envoy to Afghanistan at the time that Osama bin Laden was located there and killed by U.S. troops.

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen calls it a “tale of intense excitement and labyrinthian intrigue.” He goes on to say, “Grossman and Limbert (who was a hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979) weave a story that is dazzling in detail and literary grace.”



Kate Manser's '08 new book, YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW: Face Your Fear of Death to Live Your Most Meaningful Life was published by Highline House in March 2020. "This book will make you aware of the beauty of being alive." --NYT Bestselling Author


Chanel Miller '14, As a New York Times bestselling author, Chanel Miller's groundbreaking novel; Know My Name, tells a story of trauma, survival, and courage. Formerly known only as Emily Doe in the infamous Brock Turner case, Miller's memoir asserts her as more than a victim. She reintroduces herself to the world as a writer, artist, activist, and a fighter. While describing the culture and legal system that allows victims to be blamed while perpetrators walk free, Miller continually exemplifies the courage needed to move through trauma and come out on the other side. 


Matt Kettmann, ’99, has written a mammoth opus to his love of wine. Titled Vines and Vision: The Winemakers of Santa Barbara County, the book spans 600 pages with more than 120 chapters.

Kettmann is a senior editor at the Santa Barbara Independent and has been a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast. His work on wine has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.

Information on obtaining the book, which is due out in October, can be found at