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July 5, 2010

August 5: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Beth Raymer, Paul Solotaroff, and Joseph E. Wallace will read from and talk about their work. Raymer will recount her experience as a girl Friday for a Vegas sports-gambling operator. Solotaroff will describe his steroids-fueled, bodybuilding youth. And Wallace will read from his novel inspired by Jackie Mitchell, the 17-year-old woman who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in 1931.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

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

Event Details:

Jan Larsen Art (Official site, map)
63 Pearl St (between Water St. and Front St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Next to the F train. Close to the A,C. Accessible by the 2,3.

Doors open at 7:00.
Event starts at 7:30.

Visit reBar, around the corner, afterward; attendees of Varsity Letters and other Gelf events get discounts on food and drink.

More on this month's authors:

Beth Raymer, author of Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling
Read Gelf's interview with Raymer

Paul Solotaroff, author of The Body Shop: Parties, Pills, and Pumping Iron—Or, My Life in the Age of Muscle
Read Gelf's interview with Solotaroff

Joseph E. Wallace, author of Diamond Ruby: A Novel
Read Gelf's interview with Wallace

Upcoming Varsity Letters

September 2

Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
Michael Weinreb, author of Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Modern Athlete (and a Varsity Letters guest in May 2007)
Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and twice before a Varsity Letters guest (see a New York Daily News feature on Zirin's new book)

October 7

Jay Jennings, author of Carry the Rock: Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City
•Other authors TBA

November 4

Dave Jamieson, author of Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
•Other authors TBA

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