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Boys in the Bunkhouse
Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

Early rave reviews…

“Dan Barry gives dignity even to the darkest corners of the American experience. He is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Steinbeck.” – Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin

“Expose of a moral catastrophe” and “a vital piece of reporting. A powerful story.” – The New York Times

“Dan Barry has achieved the remarkable. He has written an unforgettable story of degradation, suffering, and eventual triumph rendered in a velvet style that blends poetry with colloquialism.” – The Providence Journal

“The prose itself is at times luminous; hard-hitting journalism shot through with flourishes of the best literary nonfiction…” -Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Gently, empathetically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality” – Kirkus (starred review)

“Eloquently and lamentably laid out…clearly and engagingly explains the problems and constructs the arc of evolving public understanding of mental disabilities over that 30-year period.” – Kansas City Star

“Dan Barry represents the magic that is possible in journalism when there is a convergence between a great story and great talent.” – Gay Talese

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The New York Times reporter and columnist Dan Barry won the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest top prize for “The Boys in the Bunkhouse,” published in the Times in March 2014. Full Story

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New York Times Wins Disability Reporting Award

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Check out Dan Barry Delivering the  Commencement Address at St. Bonaventure University

 

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BOOK LAUNCH: Join Dan for a reading, discussion and signing event for The Boys and the Bunkhouse at Words Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ.  Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30. 

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Boys in the Bunkhouse
Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

Early rave reviews…

“Dan Barry gives dignity even to the darkest corners of the American experience. He is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Steinbeck.” – Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin

“Expose of a moral catastrophe” and “a vital piece of reporting. A powerful story.” – The New York Times

“Dan Barry has achieved the remarkable. He has written an unforgettable story of degradation, suffering, and eventual triumph rendered in a velvet style that blends poetry with colloquialism.” – The Providence Journal

“The prose itself is at times luminous; hard-hitting journalism shot through with flourishes of the best literary nonfiction…” -Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Gently, empathetically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality” – Kirkus (starred review)

“Eloquently and lamentably laid out…clearly and engagingly explains the problems and constructs the arc of evolving public understanding of mental disabilities over that 30-year period.” – Kansas City Star

“Dan Barry represents the magic that is possible in journalism when there is a convergence between a great story and great talent.” – Gay Talese

News

The New York Times reporter and columnist Dan Barry won the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest top prize for “The Boys in the Bunkhouse,” published in the Times in March 2014. Full Story

modern love‘One Last Swirl’ | Modern Love 2

New York Times Wins Disability Reporting Award

How Dan Barry wrote a New York Times baseball game story as if it were 1908

From Mayborn: How Video Can Improve Narrative

Read Now

Events

dan at bonas

Dan Barry to Deliver Commencement Address at St. Bonaventure University.
Click here for the live stream!

DanBarry-14

BOOK LAUNCH: Join Dan for a reading, discussion and signing event for The Boys and the Bunkhouse at Words Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ.  Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30. 

Recent Articles

FIGHT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Numbered balls of chance rattle and rise two nights a week down at the cavernous community hall of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. It’s called a good bingo when your number comes up.

Full Story

More Articles

Boys in the Bunkhouse
Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

Early rave reviews…

“Dan Barry gives dignity even to the darkest corners of the American experience. He is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Steinbeck.” – Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin

“Expose of a moral catastrophe” and “a vital piece of reporting. A powerful story.” – The New York Times

“Dan Barry has achieved the remarkable. He has written an unforgettable story of degradation, suffering, and eventual triumph rendered in a velvet style that blends poetry with colloquialism.” – The Providence Journal

“The prose itself is at times luminous; hard-hitting journalism shot through with flourishes of the best literary nonfiction…” -Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Gently, empathetically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality” – Kirkus (starred review)

“Eloquently and lamentably laid out…clearly and engagingly explains the problems and constructs the arc of evolving public understanding of mental disabilities over that 30-year period.” – Kansas City Star

“Dan Barry represents the magic that is possible in journalism when there is a convergence between a great story and great talent.” – Gay Talese

News

The New York Times reporter and columnist Dan Barry won the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest top prize for “The Boys in the Bunkhouse,” published in the Times in March 2014. Full Story

modern love‘One Last Swirl’ | Modern Love 2

New York Times Wins Disability Reporting Award

How Dan Barry wrote a New York Times baseball game story as if it were 1908

From Mayborn: How Video Can Improve Narrative

Read Now

Events

dan at bonas

Dan Barry to Deliver Commencement Address at St. Bonaventure University.
Click here for the live stream!

DanBarry-14

BOOK LAUNCH: Join Dan for a reading, discussion and signing event for The Boys and the Bunkhouse at Words Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ.  Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30. 

Recent Articles

FIGHT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Numbered balls of chance rattle and rise two nights a week down at the cavernous community hall of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. It’s called a good bingo when your number comes up.

Full Story

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