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July 25, 2011

August 4: Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Bill Strickland and Grant Wahl will read from and talk about their work. Strickland chronicled Lance Armstrong's return from retirement to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, and has added to his book in light of recent doping accusations against Armstrong. Wahl will describe his quixotic bid for the presidency of FIFA, the powerful and troubled governing body of world soccer.

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Event Details:

Le Poisson Rouge (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email varsityletters@gmail.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

More on this month's authors:

Bill Strickland, author of Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Cycling's Most Controversial Champion
Read Gelf's interview with Strickland

•Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, erstwhile candidate for FIFA president (and a previous Varsity Letters guest)
Read Gelf's interview with Wahl

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge)

September 1

Zack O'Malley Greenburg, author of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Matt Long and Charlie Butler, co-authors of The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

Ernie Palladino, author of Lombardi and Landry: How Two of Pro Football's Greatest Coaches Launched Their Legends and Changed the Game Forever

October 6

•Authors TBA

November 3

Jeff Pearlman, author of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton and four times before a Varsity Letters guest.

•Other authors TBA

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