About the book:
Madison Holleran embodied having it all: A top student, star athlete, gorgeous and popular, with a loving family. Shockingly, Madison died by suicide in 2014, in her sophomore year at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was running track. In WHAT MADE MADDY RUN: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by ESPN on-air commentator and espnW columnist Kate Fagan explores Madison’s struggles and reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the story of young people, and especially young athletes, suffering with mental illness today.
Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She is also a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and can also be seen on Outside the Lines, First Take and His & Hers. Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of a memoir, The Reappearing Act, and co-host of the espnW podcast, Free Cookies. Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York with her girlfriend Kathryn Budig, and their two dogs.