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‘Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot’ Author Barker Comes to Words Bookstore March 24

From Words Bookstore:

Author and foreign correspondent Kim Barker brings her passionate gift for storytelling to Words Bookstore in Maplewood where she will be discussing her book “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot” on Thursday night, March 24 at 7:30 pm.

“A sort of Tina Fey character who unexpectedly finds herself addicted to the adrenaline rush of war” is how the New York Times first described Barker when they reviewed her darkly comic memoir ( originally published as “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan”). Not surprisingly, Fey now stars in the movie inspired by Barker’s humorous and self-deprecating recollection of her years learning to navigate Afghan culture.

For almost five years, Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, covering Pakistan and Afghanistan. After leaving the Tribune, Barker became the Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She joined the staff of the New York Times in 2014 and has won numerous awards for investigative reporting. Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Daily Beast, and the Washington Post.

Known for forging a strong connection with her audience, Barker will be following up her presentation with her trademark “Ask Me Anything Q and A,” and signing copies of her book.

Admission to this event is free, no advance registration required or book purchase necessary to attend. Words is located at 179 Maplewood Avenue in the center of downtown Maplewood.

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