Skip to main content.

William Alexander

Best-selling author, William Alexander, will be the guest speaker at the second program of the fall season of the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at 4 PM.

Mr. Alexander is the author of the best-selling memoir, The $64 Tomato and 52 Loaves, A Half-Baked Adventure, which recounts his attempts at gardening and baking the perfect loaf of bread.  His latest book, the highly acclaimed and award-winning opus, Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart, discusses his riotous attempt to fulfill a lifelong dream to learn and speak French at age 57.  His prodigious attempt to master and conquer la belle et douce langue française is both heartening and fascinating.

William has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  and was a finalist for the Quill Book Award in 2006.  He has contributed to the op-ed pages of the New York Times and to many other prominent newspapers.

A Q&A, book signing and light reception will follow the program which is free and open to the public.  Parking is available on campus in lot 13.

For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at or by calling 508-991-5096.

Back to top of screen