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, 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. Forgrave has covered the NFL and college football for FoxSports.com and CBS Sports and has been featured in GQ, the NY Times Magazine and Mother Jones.
Reid Forgrave has also been featured in:
Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American BoyBuy
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