National Press Club

NEW DATE: Mark Leibovich discusses book on NFL, Oct. 11

October 3, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich will discuss his new book, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times,” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the conference rooms.

This event, originally scheduled for Oct. 9, will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. There will be a cash beer bar in the room, as well as complimentary game-day snacks for attendees.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets and books online.

Leibovich has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career covering the political circus that is our nation’s capital. But behind the campaign coverage, he harbored a dark secret: he was a born and bred New England Patriots fan who longed to turn his critical eye on America’s other great sport, professional football.

When his idol Tom Brady finally returned one of his many calls back 2014, Leibovich’s low-key obsession became the focus of a “four-year odyssey” into the belly of the “big game.”