Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Long Way Home Lecture

Bo McIntyre will visit on January 26 to discuss his book The Long Way Home, A journey from South Boston to redemption.

“Southie was much more than a mere dot on a map; it was a state of mind.” So begins McIntyre’s memoir, an insightful book that chronicles his journey from the streets of South Boston to the cross. In 1985 McIntyre purchased an ill-fated liquor store from Whitey Bulger. Twenty tough, tenuous years followed filled with Grand Jury appearances, a raid on the liquor store by the DEA, and ongoing investigations. During this arduous time, McIntyre knew Bulger personally. The book depicts Whitey Bulger in a slightly different light because their relationship wasn’t dependent on crime. In a surprising twist McIntyre was “born again” at 60 years old in a spiritual experience that resolved much of life’s early anguish and renewed hope.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public will include a book signing.

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