May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Terry McDermott will talk about Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception.Off Speed is baseball magic. As soon as Terry McDermott set down thirteen deft definitions of pitches, with which I happily began to quibble, then gave me Willie Stargell likening the attempt to hit Sandy Koufax to trying to drink coffee with a fork, I fell into a flow state that held to the last chapter.”—David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K

Terry McDermott is a former national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the author of The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, 101 Theory Drive: The Discovery of Memory; and Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers. A native of small town Iowa, McDermott now lives in Southern California.   

“A lovely memoir of the game as it is played from Iowa sandlots to the Kingdome, along with a fascinating and absorbing history of pitching. A terrific book for both beginners and longtime fans.” —Kevin Baker, author of America the Ingenious