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Books on The Podcast: New Publications from TFAS Alumna, Trustee and Former Regent

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The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to present a selection of book publications released this fall by Alexandra Hudson, Novak ’19, TFAS Board of Trustees member, Chris Ullman and TFAS former regent, Tom Morrison. Whether seeking career advice, aspiring to live a fulfilling life or simply craving a good laugh, these authors offer exactly what readers need.

TFAS President Roger Ream ’76 recently sat down with these alumni and board members on the Liberty + Leadership Podcast. Read below and click to links to hear each author discuss their latest publications and gain valuable insights from their extensive and successful careers.

Fall 2023 Releases

Send In The Tort Lawyer$-A Legal Farce by Tom Morrison

Order a copy of Tom’s book here.

Tom Morrison released his newest novel, “Send In The Tort Lawyer$-A Legal Farce,” on September 10, 2023. In the “Send In The Tort Lawyer$-A Legal Farce,” Tom writes about two lawyers, Patrick A. Peters (“Pap”) and his twin brother Prescott U. Peters (“Pup”), whose zany exploits delighted readers of “Tort$ “R” Us” and “Please Pass The Tort$” and who return with another round of legal mayhem guaranteed to make people laugh.

Tom Morrison served on the TFAS Board of Regents for more than a decade. He is the author of three satirical legal novels. Before becoming an author, Tom spent more than 50 years as a lawyer, first in the Air Force JAG Corps and then at several distinguished New York law firms.

Tom appeared on the Liberty + Leadership Podcast  to discuss his series of satirical legal novels, including the just released “Send In The Tort Lawyer$,” his time in private practice where he pioneered false advertising litigation and how the legal profession has changed over the past 40 years.

Listen and watch the full episode below.


The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves by Alexandra Hudson

Read more about Lexi’s newest publication and order a copy here.

Alexandra Hudson, Novak ’19, released her newest publication, “The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves,” on October 10, 2023. In “The Soul of Civility,” Lexi scours the human experience, offering a sweeping history of social norms and giving readers insight from hundreds of civility handbooks across history and the globe.

Alexandra Hudson is a writer, speaker, and the founder of Civic Renaissance, a publication and intellectual community dedicated to beauty, goodness, and truth. Before becoming a public advocate for civility, Lexi worked on the 2016 Presidential Transition Team, was the special assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education and served as an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Lexi spent a year as a TFAS Robert Novak Journalism Fellow researching and providing in-depth reporting on her chosen topic, “Make ‘Porching’ Great Again: How Front Porch Citizenship Can Save Democracy and the Soul of a Nation,” in 2019. Since then, her insightful contributions have reached CBS News, USA Today, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine and Newsweek.

She recently joined Roger on the Liberty + Leadership Podcast where they discussed her new book, “The Soul of Civility,” why society is in dire need of a touch of humanity and how ‘porching’ can bridge the political and cultural divide. Lexi also shares fascinating excerpts from her book and explains why Larry David may be the foremost defender of civilization in today’s world.

Listen and watch the full episode below.


Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant: Success Strategies of the Wealthy, Powerful, and Just Plain Wise by Chris Ullman 

Order a copy of Chris’ book here.

Chris Ullman released his newest publication, “Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant: Success Strategies of the Wealthy, Powerful, and Just Plain Wise,” on October 10, 2023. In the, “Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant: Success Strategies of the Wealthy, Powerful, and Just Plain Wise,” Chris shares more than forty unforgettable stories and eight actionable strategies for success that take readers inside the minds of the über-rich and powerful to provide a blueprint for creating a life of wealth, health and happiness. 

Chris is the founder and president of Ullman Communications and a former managing director at The Carlyle Group. He also served as the director of communications for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the director of public affairs for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chris is the author of two books, “Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant” and “Find Your Whistle.” He is a four-time national and international whistling champion and has performed with major symphony orchestras, serenaded President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, and whistled the National Anthem at major league sporting events.

In 2023, Chris was elected to the TFAS Board of Trustees. He previously served on the TFAS Board of Regents from 2017-2023, and he has served as a volunteer, mentor, guest speaker and internship host for TFAS students since 2001.

He was recently a guest on the Liberty + Leadership Podcast where he talked about his newest book, his time working in communications in Washington and the valuable life lessons he’s learned along the way.

Listen and watch the full episode below.

 

To find more episodes, please subscribe on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, or visit TFAS.org/podcast.

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