The three sportswriters featured on the front page
will be speaking spoke at a free Gelf event in New York on Thursday, December 6, at 8 p.m. Come by Thanks for coming by the Happy Ending Lounge to hear writers Stewart Mandel, Wright Thompson, and Todd Gallagher read from and discuss their writing. (UPDATE: Aaron Schatz is ill and won't be able to attend.)
Gelf is featuring interviews with the writers. Click on each author's name for the interview:
ESPN.com columnist Wright Thompson
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.
Copies of the books will be available for sale, courtesy Mobile Libris.
January 3: Will Leitch, author of God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (And How We Can Get It Back) (and a Varsity Letters guest last March); Varsity Letters founder Dan Shanoff (also a Varsity Letters guest last March); and Dave Zirin, author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports.
February 7: Ira Berkow of the New York Times, author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith;
Robert Creamer, author of Babe: The Legend Comes to Life Cecil Harris, author of Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters (Creamer regrets that he cannot attend); and another author TBA.