Reid Forgrave (pictured right) has written for GQ, New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones, among others.
Reid Forgrave, award-winning author of “Love, Zac,” a book documenting the life and tragedy of Iowa native Zac Easter, will stop at Franklin High School for a talk and meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6. The event, hosted by Beaverdale Books, is free.
“Love, Zac: Small Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy” tells the story of Easter, who took his own life in 2015 after suffering from traumatic brain injuries sustained in high school football. He was 24. Forgrave got a glimpse into Easter’s life through Easter’s own diaries, family members, friends and coaches. He also interviewed leading brain scientists, psychologists and sports historians to raise the awareness of brain injuries in sports.
Forgrave, a former writer for the Des Moines Register, will be joined by Dr. Shawn Spooner, an Iowa State graduate and sports medicine physician with experience in concussion rehabilitation and treatment. Find more information here.