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Varsity Letters

July 19, 2007

August 1: Varsity Letters Reading Series

New York's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Wednesday, August 1 at 8 p.m. At this free monthly event at a Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf, Sally Jenkins, Seth Mnookin, and Joe Posnanski will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. In their new books, Jenkins traces the formation and outrageous football success of an experimental school for Native Americans; Mnookin provides an inside look at the Boston Red Sox front office during the team's 2004 run to the title; and Posnanski tells the story of Buck O'Neil and the Negro Leagues.

Admission is FREE. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
J/M/Z/F to Delancey
B/D to Grand Street
Look for the hot-pink awning with the words "Health Club" on it.

Doors open at 7:30.
Readings start at 8 sharp.

More on this month's authors:

Sally Jenkins, author of The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation and a columnist for the Washington Post.

Seth Mnookin, author of Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top.

Joe Posnanski, author of The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America and a columnist for the Kansas City Star.

Copies of the books will be available for sale, courtesy Mobile Libris. Questions? Suggestions for future readings? Email varsityletters@gmail.com.
Varsity Letters is on MySpace.

Upcoming events

September 5: Frank Deford, author of The Entitled; Scott Price, author of Far Afield: A Sportswriting Odyssey; and Neal Thompson, author of Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina and Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR.

October 3: John Bacon, author of Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership; Michael O'Keeffe and Teri Thompson, authors of The Card: Collectors, Con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card; and Jon Wertheim, author of Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler.

November 7: Steve Friedman, author of The Agony of Victory: When Winning Isn't Enough; and other authors TBA.

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