Erik Malinowski—the challenges and joys of writing a first book

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A features reporter in the Bay Area, Erik Malinowski has just published his first book, BETABALL: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History. Jason talks with Erik about how he got the idea for the book, how he overcame his early writing anxieties to complete a 115,000-word draft in less than a year, his early experiences as a Wired fact-checker, the dreaded “pivot to video” fad that is consuming our industry, and the wonder that is Steph Curry.

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