Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd discuss Kingdom Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs, and How a Once Swingin' Cow Town Chased the Ultimate Comeback

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd will be In Conversation about their New Hardcover Kingdom Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs, and How a Once Swingin' Cow Town Chased the Ultimate Comeback on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Fresh off of a gutsy, thrilling 2023 Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs, two inspiring stories that fit perfectly together--a biography of superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who brought the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in fifty years in 2019 as well as a second in 2023, along with the historical struggles and recent resurgence of the former "Paris of the Plains," Kansas City.

There is nobody like Patrick Mahomes.

In three seasons, he has won a Super Bowl and competed in another, earned the titles of First Team All-Pro, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and league MVP, and turned the Kansas City Chiefs from famed playoff failures into the most successful team in the NFL. With his unique and groundbreaking playing style, and winning personality both on and off the field, Mahomes has become a truly transcendent quarterback in a journey that mirrors and accentuates the rebirth of the once swingin' cow town of Kansas City, Missouri.

Once an adventure-filled jazz epicenter and nightlife hub to rival New Orleans, Kansas City's wild edges and captivating neighborhoods were snuffed out in pursuit of a suburbanized dream that largely left out people of color. It's been a long road attempting to move past the scars of segregation and overcome the city's flyover reputation, but Kansas City is now poised to make a comeback, and no other person or team embodies that hope like Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City and Mahomes represent the story of the midwestern American city--how they grew, how they shaped the country, how the sport of football came to mean so much to them, how they failed, and how they are changing.

Kansas City-area natives Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd have written for outlets such as The New York Times, The Kansas City Star, and Texas Monthly, bringing their deep connection to the city, football expertise, and polished writing skills to create a serious book about a very entertaining subject--the rebirth of a city, a team's triumph, and how Patrick Mahomes, and the team he led, were exactly what was needed to bring Kansas City back together again.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Mark Dent is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Vox, Wired, The Kansas City Star, and elsewhere. He is also a senior writer at The Hustle, a business and tech newsletter. His work has been cited as a notable mention in The Best American Sports Writing, and he has also been named Texas Sportswriter of the Year. Dent grew up in the Kansas City area and lives in Dallas.

Rustin Dodd is a senior writer at The Athletic. He previously worked as a sportswriter at The Kansas City Star from 2010 to 2017. His work has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Dodd grew up in the Kansas City area and lives in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas.

EVENT DATE & TIME:  Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Charles Fillmore Chapel, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. Complimentary Parking is available in the Parking Garage immediately adjacent to Unity Temple.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $33.00 plus Eventbrite Ticket Fee of $4.05, includes 1 Hardcover of Kingdom Quarterback, 1 Admission Reservation, and 1 Guest Admission Reservation (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price. General Admission Seating.


EVENT FORMAT:  Mark Dent and Rustin Dodd will be In Conversation. A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Program.

PLEASE NOTE:  Patrons will receive their Author Autographed Books as they arrive at this Author & Book Event.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author & Book Event Sales are final and Non-Refundable. Eventbrite Ticket Fees are Non-Refundable.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Charles Fillmore Chapel
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.