I’m On a Pancake-only Breakfast Diet and I Wish I Started This Sooner


Source: SF Gate
Published: May 4, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,979 words)

‘If Andrew Yang Can Unite a YouTube Comment Section, He Can Unite the Nation’

“Yang very much wants to be president, and he’s got a plan to do it that’s both modern in design and relatively straightforward. He also has hats.”

Source: GEN
Published: Nov 19, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,341 words)

The Night the Lights Went Out

“I can also tell you that it can be unpleasant to be the freakshow guy whose brain spontaneously detonated. You don’t want doctors looking at your CAT scans incredulously and being like, ‘Hoo boy! You really did a number on your noggin there!'”

Source: Deadspin
Published: May 16, 2019
Length: 28 minutes (7,130 words)

The Last Curious Man

At GQ, family, friends, and co-workers share their memories of chef and television host Anthony Bourdain, who died in June, 2018.

Source: GQ
Published: Dec 4, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,772 words)

Is The Scripps National Spelling Bee Evil?

Back in 2013, for Deadspin, Drew Magary attended the annual Scripps Spelling Bee, in which 11 million kids spell off across America in a bid to become the brainy few who land onstage for the final round, and learns how such a simple contest has been sullied by the need to keep the event exciting for ESPN’s television audience.

Source: Deadspin
Published: May 31, 2013
Length: 14 minutes (3,723 words)

Sarah Silverman Is the Troll Slayer

Sarah Silverman is “on a campaign to neutralize her haters with a weapon more powerful than a million burns: empathy.”

Source: GQ
Published: May 23, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,863 words)

What Kind of Person Would Vote For Donald Trump? These People.

Drew Magary goes inside Donald Trump’s surging GOP campaign to try and figure out just who exactly who would vote for the guy.

Source: GQ
Published: Aug 3, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,300 words)

Thïs ïs thë Ënd

A glimpse inside the (supposed) final tour of Mötley Crüe.

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 23, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4,996 words)

Now Free for Father’s Day: The Complete First Chapter of Drew Magary’s ‘Someone Could Get Hurt’

For Father’s Day, we’ve unlocked our recent Longreads Member Pick, chapter one from Drew Magary‘s new memoir on fatherhood, Someone Could Get Hurt (Gotham Books).

Source: Gotham Books
Published: Jun 12, 2013
Length: 9 minutes (2,332 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: Someone Could Get Hurt (Chapter 1), by Drew Magary

For this week’s Member Pick, we’re thrilled to share the first chapter of Drew Magary’s new memoir on fatherhood, Someone Could Get Hurt  (Gotham Books). Magary, who writes for  Deadspin and  GQ, has been  featured on Longreads many times in the past, and he explained how his latest book came together.

Source: Gotham Books
Published: May 16, 2013
Length: 9 minutes (2,332 words)