Squawkin' Sports feat. Drew Magary

Graphic for Squawkin' Sports, featuring Patrick Sauer and David J. RothPhoto of Drew MagaryLive via Zoom:
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Squawkin' Sports
Hosted by Patrick Sauer & David J. Roth
Featuring Drew Magary, author of The Night the Lights Went Out: A memoir of life after brain damage

Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with acclaimed columnist Drew Magary on his new book, The Night the Lights Went Out, a fascinating, darkly funny comeback story of learning to cope with a near-fatal traumatic brain injury. On the night of the 2018 Deadspin Awards, Magary suffered a mysterious fall that caused him to smash his head so hard on a cement floor that he cracked his skull in three places and suffered a catastrophic brain hemorrhage. For two weeks, he remained in a coma. The world was gone to him, and him to it. Magary takes a deep dive into what it meant to be a bystander to his own death and figuring out who this new Drew is: a Drew that doesn't walk as well, doesn't taste or smell or see or hear as well, and a Drew that is often failing as a husband and a father as he bounces between grumpiness, irritability, and existential fury. Eager to get back what he lost, Magary experiences an awakening of a whole other kind in a story Publishers Weekly calls "exquisitely painful," and that "brims with hope." 

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:30pm

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NY
The Night the Lights Went Out: A Memoir of Life After Brain Damage Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593232712
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Harmony - October 12th, 2021

Drew Magary, fan-favorite Defector and former Deadspin columnist, is known for his acerbic takes and his surprisingly nuanced chronicling of his own life. But in The Night the Lights Went Out, he finds himself far out of his depths. On the night of the 2018 Deadspin Awards, he suffered a mysterious fall that caused him to smash his head so hard on a cement floor that he cracked his skull in three places and suffered a catastrophic brain hemorrhage. For two weeks, he remained in a coma. The world was gone to him, and him to it.

A fascinating, darkly funny comeback story of learning to live with a broken mind after a near-fatal traumatic brain injury—from the acclaimed author of The Hike.


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