On Thursday, May 20th, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Blue Bicycle Books will celebrate the release of Kate Fagan’s memoir, All the Colors Came Out: A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons. Fagan will sign in the Blue Bicycle Books courtyard at 418 King St., downtown Charleston.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, you can call Blue Bicycle Books at 843-722-2666. If you can’t make it, you can still buy a signed copy online here.
About the book
Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court, bonded by sweaty high fives and a dedication to the New York Knicks. But as Kate got older, her love of the sport and her closeness with her father grew complicated. The formerly inseparable pair drifted apart. The lessons that her father instilled in her about the game, and all her memories of sharing the court with him over the years, were a distant memory.
When Chris Fagan was diagnosed with ALS, Kate decided that something had to change. Leaving a high-profile job at ESPN to be closer to her mother and father and take part in his care, Kate Fagan spent the last year of her father’s life determined to return to him the kind of joy they once shared on the court. All the Colors Came Out is Kate Fagan’s completely original reflection on the very specific bond that one father and daughter shared, forged in the love of a sport which over time came to mean so much more.
Studded with unforgettable scenes of humor, pain and hope, Kate Fagan has written a book that plumbs the mysteries of the unique gifts fathers give daughters, ones that resonate across time and circumstance.
About the author
Kate Fagan is an Emmy-award winning journalist and the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of What Made Maddy Run, as well as the coming-of-age memoir The Reappearing Act. She currently writes for Sports Illustrated, and previously spent seven years as a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She was also a regular panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn and host of Outside the Lines. She lives in Charleston with her wife, Kathryn Budig, and their two dogs, where they co-host the podcast Free Cookies.
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