Ivan Maisel, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye

Wed. Nov 17, 2021 at 7:30pm EST
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Ivan Maisel, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye

THIS EVENT IS NOW VIRTUAL AND WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON ZOOM

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents 
Ivan Maisel, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: A Memoir

In Conversation with Kevin Sack, Senior Writer, New York Times
Zoom Author Talk & Q & A

Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium
A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the National JCC Literary Consortium.

In February 2015, acclaimed ESPN sportswriter Ivan Maisel received a call that would alter his life forever: his son Max's car had been found abandoned in a parking next to Lake Ontario. Two months later, Max's lifeless body would be found in the lake. There’d been no note or obvious indication that Max wanted to harm himself; he’d signed up for a year-long subscription to a dating service; he’d spent the day he disappeared doing photography work for school. And this uncertainty became part of his father’s grief. I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye explores with grace, depth, and refinement the tragically transformative reality of losing a child. But it also tells the deeply human and deeply empathetic story of a father’s relationship with his son, of its complications, and of Max and Ivan’s struggle—as is the case for so many parents and their children—to connect. It is also a stunning, poignant exploration of the father and son relationship, of how our tendency to overlook men’s mental health can have devastating consequences, and how ultimately letting those who grieve do so openly and freely can lead to greater healing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ivan Maisel is vice president/editorial and senior writer at on3.com. He has covered college football for nearly four decades, from 2002-2021 as a senior writer for ESPN, where he wrote for ESPN.com, appearing on television, ESPN Radio and on podcasts. He also served as Editor-at-Large for ESPN College Football 150. Prior to joining ESPN.com, Maisel covered national college football for Sports Illustrated, Newsday, and The Dallas Morning News. He has been honored twice by The Associated Press Sports Editors, which in 2019 named him one of the 10 best sports columnists.

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Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta 5342 Tilly Mill Road
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