Reid Forgrave

Wednesday, September 23 at 7 PM


Join Anderson's Bookshop for a virtual event with award-winning author Reid Forgrave and his new book, Love, Zac.  Tackling the hard topics of suicide, masculinity, and the physical and emotional impacts of football, this new book is as eye-opening as it it heart-wrenching.  Reid will be in conversation with Wayne Drehs, senior feature writer for ESPN Digital and Print Media. and a three-time Emmy Award winner.



Zac Easter could be your neighbor, your classmate, your son.

In December 2015, Zac Easter, a twenty-four-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 writer 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.

Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - September 8th, 2020