Wednesday, October 21, 7pm
St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Reid Forgrave
Reid Forgrave, "Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy"
In 2015, Zac Easter, a 24-year-old from small-town Iowa, decided to take his own life rather than continue his losing battle against the traumatic brain injuries he had sustained as a no-holds-barred high school football player. For this deeply reported and powerfully moving true story, award-winning sportswriter Reid Forgrave was given access to Zac’s own diaries and was able to speak with Zac’s family, friends, and coaches. He explores Zac’s tight-knit, football-obsessed Midwestern community; he interviews leading brain scientists, psychologists, and sports historians; and he takes a deep dive into the triumphs and sins of the sports entertainment industry.
Signed books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.