An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

The Potomac School
cordially invites you to an evening with
authors and editors

Louisa Thomas '00 and Mary Pilon

for a reading from and discussion of

their latest book

Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard

moderated by Potomac faculty member

Brian Parry

Thursday, November 19

7:00 - 8:00 pm

To purchase your copy, click here.

About The Book: 

The locker rooms of winning teams are crowded with coaches, family, and fans. Reporters flock to the athletes, brimming with victory and celebration, to ask, "How does it feel?" In contrast, the locker rooms of the losing teams are quiet and awkward, and reporters tend to leave quickly, reluctant to linger too long around loss.

Sports journalists Louisa Thomas '00 and Mary Pilon argue that losing is not a phenomenon to be overlooked. Twenty-two notable writers examine the untold stories of losers, and in doing so reveal something raw and significant about what it means to be human.