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Author and journailst Barbara Hagerty to speak at Bristol Train Station October 10th!

October 03, 2011

The first sign that Barbara Bradley Hagerty had a future as a writer appeared in her kindergarten report card. “Barbie always listens very carefully to the stories we read, and asks questions about why people do the things they do,” the teacher wrote, adding, “She’s very dexterous with the scissors.” After graduating from Williams College, she worked as a copy kid at The Christian Science Monitor. At 29, she was posted in Japan as Asia correspondent for the Monitor’s nightly television news program, World Monitor. It was while on a fellowship at Yale Law School in 1994 that Hagerty, suffering from a bad case of stomach flu, first experienced the wonders of Tylenol—an event that was instrumental in her leaving the faith of her childhood, Christian Science, and launching an intense spiritual search. Her coverage for NPR earned her the Peabody and Foreign Press Club awards. Her book, Is There More Than This? Fingerprints of God attempts to answer that question
by diving into the emerging science of spirituality.

Hagerty is appearing at the Bristol Train Station on October 10 at 7pm. This event is free of charge and open to the public.