Kate Fagan quit her job to care for her dying father. The experience brought unexpected rewards.
Sports reporter Kate Fagan gravitates toward emotionally wrenching stories of victory and defeat. Her 2017 book “What Made Maddy Run” explored the life and death of Maddy Holleran, an elite college runner who secretly suffered from a sense of never being good enough. Her new book, “All the Colors Came Out” is more personal, as Fagan grapples with her own feelings of inadequacy. Here Fagan, a former ESPN columnist and commentator, and the author of the coming-out memoir “The Reappearing Act,” opens up about the burdens and rewards of caring for her father as he deteriorated from Lou Gehrig’s disease.www.washingtonpost.com