Squawkin' Sports

Photo of Patrick Sauer & David J. Roth. Text: Squawkin' Sports with Patrick Sauer & David J. RothCreated 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.  See below for upcoming events, and a list of the books discussed on the show!

Live via Zoom:

Thursday, August 19, 7:30 PM ET

Squawkin’ Sports

Hosted by Patrick Sauer and David Roth

Featuring Kent Babb, author of Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City

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 Not a Game author Kent Babb for his new book, Across the River, a story of football at Edna Karr High, located on the West bank of the Mississippi in the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Babb follows the team through its 2019 season as head coach Brice Brown and his team, perhaps the scrappiest and most rebellious group in the program’s history, vie to again succeed on and off the field. What is sure to be a classic work of sports journalism, Across the River is a necessary investigation into the serious realities of young athletes in struggling neighborhoods: gentrification, eviction, mental health issues, the drug trade, and gun violence. It offers a rich and unflinching portrait of a coach, his players, and the West Bank, a community where it’s difficult—but not impossible—to rise above the chaos, discover purpose, and find a way out.

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Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062950598
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne - August 10th, 2021

All the Colors Came Out: A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316706919
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 18th, 2021

Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616208462
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Algonquin Books - March 2nd, 2021

So Many Ways to Lose: The Amazin' True Story of the New York Mets—the Best Worst Team in Sports Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062940025
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Harper - March 16th, 2021

Miracles on the Hardwood: The Hope-and-a-Prayer Story of a Winning Tradition in Catholic College Basketball Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538717103
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Twelve - March 16th, 2021

The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982107031
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374268015
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 12th, 2021

Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538749722
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 17th, 2020

Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781541742215
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: PublicAffairs - March 24th, 2020

Big Sexy: In His Own Words Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419740374
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Abrams Image - May 12th, 2020

The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250086112
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 7th, 2020

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501162152
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Atria Books - February 4th, 2020

Bundini: Don't Believe the Hype Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781949590203
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Hamilcar Publications - August 25th, 2020

The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616209087
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Algonquin Books - September 8th, 2020

The Redshirt (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780813180212
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - October 13th, 2020

Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877987
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Published: Penguin Press - October 27th, 2020

Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy! Cover Image
By Claire McNear, Ken Jennings (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538702321
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Published: Twelve - November 10th, 2020

From Hang Time to Prime Time: Business, Entertainment, and the Birth of the Modern-Day NBA Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982103958
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Published: Atria Books - December 1st, 2020