Best-selling author, award-winning culture commentator, campaign creator/writer, ghostwriter etc … McG Media prides itself on finding the right words to translate great concepts and strategies into compelling messaging.

The Freshman Survival Guide 3rd Edition now available!

The Freshman Survival Guide 3rd Edition now available! With 200,000 copies sold n the twelve years since its initial publication, The Freshman Survival Guide has helped tens of thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. Culture changes, the ubiquity of social media, and the arrival…

Bono and Bob: A Tale of Two Audiobooks

“Hey, are you still there?” A voice asks this question with a conspiratorial whisper. “It’s incredible that we’re here, right?” It is the final line in Bono’s new memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, and it is delivered with the indefatigable sense of optimism and faith that permeates the book. But you won’t find the line…

Christmas Truce in Ukraine

McG Media conceived and developed a campaign with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, CodePink and the National Council of Elders that gathered a diverse coalition of over 1,000 faith leaders in the United States, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop William Barber, Rev. Jim Wallis, and Dr. Cornel West, – representing believers from every major tradition. The campaign…

The Beatles: Give Thanks, Get Back

During the recent holiday weekend, you may have noticed a variant of the traditional Thanksgiving food coma taking hold of various family, friends and neighbors. This new condition—I’ll call it Beatles blackout—is characterized by fanatical attention to detailed dissections of the moods and utterances of four 20-something Liverpudlians over the course of 21 days in January 1969.

Andrew Sullivan: Catholic Writer

Reading Andrew Sullivan’s collection, Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021, prompted a recent Google search about Catholic writers, but his name didn’t appear. The omission prompted two questions: Why wasn’t he there? And why wasn’t I surprised?

The Freshman Survival Guide

The Freshman Survival Guide has sold over 185,000 copies (and counting) since its publication by Center Street Press/Hachette Book Group and was featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Dear Barack and Bruce: I’m a fan. But your new podcast is cringeworthy.

Can we talk? It’s about this Spotify-exclusive podcast series you’re now doing.

The Extraordinary Life of Georgetown’s John Thompson

Confronting Racism in Basketball and the Jesuits: The Extraordinary Life of Georgetown’s John Thompson by Bill McGarvey “My mother always told me to speak my mind. My father always said, ‘Son, study the white man,’” writes John Thompson Jr. in the opening chapter of his autobiography, I Came as a Shadow. Anyone familiar with the career…

The Limits of Capitalism’s Imagination

Bill McGarvey of McG Media is an award-winning culture columnist for America magazine. Check out his most recent column below. All previous columns are listed beneath that.

Grate Quotes

As the Inspiration Industrial Complex struggles to compete in an Orwellian disinformation age, acts of resistance are necessary.


McG-Media was the creative director–and was responsible for the naming, branding and creation of the campaign materials–for the Inner-City Scholarship Fund’s “Kids Are Our Capital” endowment campaign.

America Magazine

McG Media’s founder is a culture columnist for America magazine

Bill McGarvey Music Bio

Singer/songwriter, Bill McGarvey, was born the fourth child (and only boy) in a family of five. Bill showed musical promise very early in his life, writing his first song, "Big Brown Bear," at the tender age of eight. Flushed with pride at his accomplishment, he walked across the second-floor hallway of his childhood home and…

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