Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Author and Journalist

Welcome to my website, where I detail all of my accomplishments and none of my failings. To get a sense of the latter, you can read my forthcoming book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, which will be published by Riverhead Books in March 2016. The book sprung from my own midlife crisis (or so I thought), and chronicles my deep and often inelegant dive into the research to discover how to thrive at midlife. My previous book, Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality, was also borne of a crisis – this one, a semi-spiritual crisis. Fingerprints, which Riverhead published in 2009, was my attempt to answer the questions: Is there more than this? – and, even more ambitiously: Is there any evidence of God?

 Aside from these forays into book writing, most of my career has been spent in journalism: nearly 20 years at National Public Radio, and before that, more than a decade at The Christian Science Monitor. READ MORE...


New York Times best selling author of Fingerprints of God

... a well-narrated book of authoritative voices and personal reflections, eminently readable, on a subject that attracts its share of woo-woo authors
— Publishers Weekly
Thank you Barbary Bradley Hagerty for such a wonderful book!
— The Examiner