Drew Magary

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Drew Magary
Occupation journalist, humorist, columnist, novelist
Genre Science fiction, Humour

Drew Magary is an American[1] journalist, humor columnist, and novelist. He is a columnist for Deadspin and a correspondent for GQ and has written three novels.

Early life[edit]

Drew Magary attended Colby College where he majored in English.[2]



Magary is a correspondent for GQ magazine. Magary interviewed Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson for GQ and the article became widely covered for Robertson's comments.[3] Magary is also a columnist for the sports website Deadspin, and often writes material for the site with a humorous bent.[4] In addition to the main Deadspin site, he also contributes to its culture sub-site The Concourse and humor sub-site Adequate Man. His "Why Your Team Sucks" column is one of the most popular columns on Deadspin, in which he dissects and mocks the weaknesses of every NFL team.[5]

He has also written articles for NBC, Maxim, the NFL humor site Kissing Suzy Kolber, Rolling Stone, Comedy Central, New York, ESPN, Yahoo!, Playboy, The Wire, The Atlantic and Penthouse.[6][7][8]


In 2012, Magary applied to appear on an amateurs episode of the cooking competition show Chopped. He posted the answers to the application's questions in an installment of his humor column on Deadspin.[9][10]

In April 2015, Magary appeared on the ninth episode of Chopped's 22nd season, which featured other amateur home cooks, and won the episode's $10,000 prize.[11] After the episode aired, his Deadspin colleague and former NFL player Chris Kluwe posted a satirical review of the episode.[12]



  • The Postmortal: A Novel (2011), science fiction novel, nominated for a Philip K. Dick Award
  • The End Specialist (2011), science fiction novel, nominated for an Arthur C. Clarke Award.
  • The Hike (2016), science fiction novel

Non fiction[edit]

  • Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete's Handbook (2008), sports humor book
  • Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood (2013), non-fiction memoir


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