Alumni Authors


As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of Oxford's North American-based alumni.
Our March 2020 book is "Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy", by Bonnie St. John (Trinity, 1984).

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and honored with her portrait in the Main Hall of Trinity College at Oxford as a distinguished alumna.  Today, Bonnie travels the globe as a highly acclaimed keynote speaker, Fortune 500 leadership expert, business owner, and the author of seven books including her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy. Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and served in the White House as a Director of the National Economic Council during the Clinton administration. She has been featured extensively in both national and international media including: The Today Show, GMA, CNN, CBS Morning News, PBS, NPR, and The New York Times, as well as Forbes, People, “O”, Essence, and Success magazines. NBC Nightly News called Bonnie, "One of the five most inspiring women in America."

You can purchase Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


The North American Office team