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Jason Fagone

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I've written about science, sports, and culture for Wired, GQ, Men's Journal, Esquire, NewYorker.com, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Philadelphia, and the 2011 edition of The Best American Sports Writing. A few years ago, I wrote a book called "Horsemen of the Esophagus," about competitive eating and the American dream. For the last three years, I've been working on my next book, "Ingenious," which will be published this November. It's about inventors and cars. I live outside of Philadelphia with my wife and daughter.

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Here are the four things I wrote in 2014 that I liked the best. Many thanks to the editors and fact-checkers who worked with me this year.

4. How a Squad of Ex-Cops Fights Police Abuses, Mother Jones

A few years ago I came across a short article in a Florida newspaper about a guy named Al Smith, who had won an award for “Public Defense Investigator of the Year.” I wasn’t even aware that “public...

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes...

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Ingenious by Jason Fagone
"If you are interested in cars, technology, engineering, tinkering (have taken tools to your toys as a kid), and pushing the envelope, then you will enjoy this book.

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"A fast fun read about a topic I knew little about before picking up this book. Well written, easy to follow, and I wished it was a little longer!"
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"Remember when America seemed to be a nation of inventors? Back when Tom Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone hung out together? Whatever happened to that country?

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“For all the harmless innocence conjured by the word "library", the Friedmans knew the truth: a library, properly maintained, could save the world - or burn it down.”
Jason Fagone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies

“It's not quite true that history is written by the winners. It's written by the best publicists on the winning team.”
Jason Fagone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies

“Truth was truth and anything else was fuckery.”
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