All the Colors Came Out: A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons


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$26.00  $23.92
Little Brown and Company
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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Kate Fagan is an Emmy award-winning journalist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Made Maddy Run, which was longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award. She currently works for Meadowlark Media and writes for Sports Illustrated, and previously spent seven years as a columnist and feature writer for espnW, and ESPN The Magazine. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her wife, Kathryn Budig, and their two dogs.


"All the Colors Came Out is one of those books that will make you cry on one page and feel like you've learned something to improve your life on the next."--Joyce Bassett, Albany Times Union
"This memoir explores guilt and grief, plus familial love fortified by a shared passion for sports and nurtured by worthy life lessons."--Booklist
"While the world screams for our attention, Kate Fagan arrives, quietly hands us All The Colors Came Out, and we remember what matters. Fagan is an artist, so I knew this book would be brilliant. What I didn't expect was her gut wrenching and soul cleansing honesty about the complications and confusions of familial love. I finished feeling understood, less alone, and committed to being braver with my own father. This book will help heal relationships and hearts. All the Colors Came Out is a love story for the ages."
--Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 Bestseller Untamed and the founder of Together Rising
"This is a book about basketball, yes, and fandom and home, and about fathers and daughters, to be sure--about all parents and children, really--but most of all it is a story about the fierce and redemptive power of love."--Wright Thompson, author of Pappyland

"A warmly appreciative memoir of sports and family."

--Kirkus Reviews
"This book. I read it straight through, barely moving until the last word on the last page. Here is a deeply affecting story about a father and daughter, human failings and human forgiveness, and finding an unflinching heart when you need it most. It is written with such love and honesty you won't soon forget it." --Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Book of Longings
"Once again, in a story of pain and loss, Kate Fagan manages to find beauty and humanity and write a book that teaches us a great deal about our own lives." --Ryan Holiday, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Daily Stoic and the Daily Stoic podcast
"Like many women in my field, I inherited my love for sports from my dad, and the parallels between our bond and the one Fagan recounts here jumped off the page. But All the Colors Came Out isn't just about fathers and daughters--it's about the ways in which human connection shapes identity, and how those ties can be quietly frayed, and then, in the face of devastating adversity, repaired. It's a story of heartbreak and healing, and one that will sit with me for a long time."

--Mina Kimes, Senior Writer at ESPN and co-host of NFL Live
"The author's singular talent for relating her internal struggles and growth shines in this exquisite tribute to her father and family, and to the game of basketball."--Library Journal (starred review)