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, 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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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.


Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250210685
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Celadon Books - September 7th, 2021

"A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love."
—Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red


From journalist Abe Streep, the story of coming of age on a reservation in the American West and a team uniting a community.


Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062950598
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: HarperOne - August 10th, 2021

On the west bank of the Mississippi lies the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Short on hope but big on dreams, its mostly poor and marginalized residents find joy on Friday nights when the Cougars of Edna Karr High School take the field.

"A moving and evocative portrait of football and life"
— Publishers Weekly


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
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
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
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 24th, 2020

Big Sexy: In His Own Words Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419740374
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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
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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
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Published: Atria Books - February 4th, 2020

Bundini: Don't Believe the Hype Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781949590203
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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
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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