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Daniel Barbarisi: Chasing the Thrill, October 17, 2021

Daniel Barbarisi
Author and journalist

Sunday, October 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Presentation via Zoom videoconferencing

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Needham resident and author Daniel Barbarisi will discuss his latest book, Chasing the Thrill (Knopf, 2021) at the Needham Free Public Library on October 17. Chasing the Thrill tells the story of Forrest Fenn's treasure hunt -- a famed quest for a million-dollar treasure chest set in motion in 2010 that captivated tens of thousands and led to five deaths -- and the years Barbarisi spent inside it, living amongst the searchers in order to tell the tale. The book explores the nature of obsession, the history of treasure hunting, and the human cost of chasing a great dream.

Barbarisi is the author of Chasing the Thrill and Dueling with Kings. A former news and sports reporter at The Wall Street Journal and The Providence Journal, he is currently a senior editor at The Athletic. He lives in Needham with his wife and two sons.

This event is free and open to the public but you must first register here. You will receive a link to the Zoom session two days before the event.

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