Write a Book About Jeremy Lin? That’s (L)insanity!

Some of you already know the reason why I haven’t posted to the blog in recent weeks.  An exciting opportunity dropped into my lap, and pursuing that opportunity has been exhausting, exhilarating, and edifying (alliteration unintentional). Here are the deets.  I was asked (through my agent) on February 15th about writing a book — on [Read More...]

Why Jeremy Lin Matters — With an Unpublished Interview

My recent post on NBA insta-celebrity Jeremy Lin — “Jeremy Lin and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations” — garnered a fair amount of controversy.  To supply some backstory: shortly after Jeremy’s outstanding off-the-bench performance against the New Jersey Nets, a friend forwarded the video highlights to me with a note that some of her [Read More...]

Jeremy Lin and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Sometimes compliments are the worst insults. In early 2010, back when he was a Harvard phenom, I had the privilege of interviewing NBA basketballer Jeremy Lin.  We were still building this crazy thing called Patheos, so I met Jeremy at his dorm and used a $150 HD camera.  I presented the interview in text form [Read More...]


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