Welcome BOLD Alumni!

New York Tech Virtual Book Club

Upon registering you will become a member of our Virtual Book Club and receive email notifications about upcoming book choices, voting opportunities, and invitations to discussion groups.

Join our virtual community to connect with fellow New York Tech alumni and enjoy reading a variety of books! The Office of Alumni Relations has been collecting a list of books written by alumni and esteemed faculty to get us started—but where this club goes is completely up to the participants!

Joining is completely FREE, you are just required to obtain a copy of the chosen book on your own. To start, the group will read one book evey month, so you should have plenty of time to read! Discussions will be held via Zoom. A Zoom account is free, but is not required to dial-in. However, you may choose to join us via video so you have an opportunity to meet your fellow alumni "face-to-face".


The Books

Update your alumni profileFinding Forever: A 1970s Love Story
by Anthony Sciarratta (M.A. '18)

In 1970s New York, a neurotic Italian-American man is inspired to write a novel about his love affair with a quirky Broadway actress who inspires him to pursue his life-long dream. Finding Forever is the humorous love story of two old souls that finally collide, reminding us that love exists even in the darkest of times.


Update your alumni profileOne Green Beret
by Mark Giaconia (B.A. '08)

One Green Beret: Before the Iraq war in 2003, Green Beret teams infiltrated Northern Iraq, linked up with the CIA, and embedded deeply with the Kurdish Peshmerga to prepare for war. These special missions were called “Advanced Force Operations.” Subsequently, these special teams brought in the rest of the Green Berets during an operation called "the Ugly Baby." Then, one of the most significant battles in Special Forces history occurred: "Operation Viking Hammer," where six Green Beret teams along with a handful of CIA and Air Force Special Ops personnel, combined with approximately 8000 Peshmerga, took back hundreds of square kilometers from almost 1000 Ansar Al Islam extremists, and secured a poison production facility of national level significance. This book is the only firsthand account of these essential Unconventional Warfare operations, written by an operator who was there.


Update your alumni profileCivil Hearts
by Claire Gem (B.A. '08)

A widow with no family, web designer Liv Larson yearns for big change. After all, she can work from anywhere, right? Why not throw a dart at the map? She heads out of the big city for the rural South and falls in love as soon as she arrives—with the Belle Bride, an abandoned antebellum mansion.


Update your alumni profileThe Fractured Life of 3743
by Rob Cabitto (M.B.A. '06)

Cabitto is a Native American of the Karuk trive from Siskiyou County, California.  He was adopted by a non-Native American family at ae five after his addict parents were unable to care for him any longer. An athlete throughout high school, Cabitto turned to drugs and alcohol after a devestating leg injury.  The Fractured Life of 3743 is a journey that begins with tragedy and addiction and culminates in redemption.  Cabitto describes exactly what it was like to be homeless, penniless, and jobless, with nowhere to go but down.  This story is about overcoming immense obstacles as a child, the bad choices he made as a young adult, and the resilience of the human spirit.


Are you or do you know an alumnus/a who has published a book that might be good for this club?  We'd love to connect with you!

Contact Alumni Officer Pamela Parker at pparke01@nyit.edu.