Kate Fagan, the Number 1 New York Times bestselling author of WHAT MADE MADDY RUN, examines her father's lifelong love of basketball and explores how the sport guided her through life, their relationship, and his death.
Growing up, Kate Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court. They were an inseparable pair, two kindred spirits bonded together by sweaty high fives, and an unflappable dedication to the New York Knicks. But as Kate grew older and life added complications to both her love of sport and her role as a daughter, they drifted apart -relying on a yearly pair of matching sneakers to remind each other of their connection.
When Christopher, Kate's 6'5" athletic father, was diagnosed with ALS they embarked on a new, entirely uncharted chapter of their relationship. Kate took on the role of full-time caregiver, watching over her father like he had done for her, until his eventual assisted death. And yet while enduring the painful experience of witnessing her idol's rapid deterioration, Kate reconnected with her father to find an even deeper, more meaningful relationship. At its heart, this is a love story between Kate and her dad, the lessons learned, and, ultimately, how his debilitating disease made her reconsider their powerful relationship, along with her own life choices. A perfect meeting of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and RUNNING HOME, UNTITLED MEMOIR is written for the women who found their dad on the court, track, pitch, or field. It is an ode to the unbreakable bond between father and daughter and the invaluable understanding they share.