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Varsity Letters

February 22, 2008

March 6: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns to New York on March 6 at 8 p.m. At this free monthly event at a Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf, Andy Mendlowitz, Spike Vrusho, and members of the New York Daily News sports investigative team will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Mendlowitz will describe his eight months spent among Ireland's finest amateur athletes, Vrusho will recount some of the most exciting brawls in baseball history, and the Daily News team will recount their investigations into performance-enhancing drugs.

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:

Andy Mendlowitz, author of Ireland's Professional Amateurs: A Sports Season At Its Purest

Spike Vrusho, author of Benchclearing: Baseball's Greatest Fights and Riots

New York Daily News sports investigative team (two members were co-authors of The Card: Collectors, Con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card and appeared at an earlier Varsity Letters event)

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

April 3: An all-baseball lineup: Stefan Fatsis, contributor to Anatomy of Baseball; Jonathan Mayo, author of Facing Clemens: Hitters on Confronting Baseball's Most Intimidating Pitcher; and Cait Murphy, author of Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History.

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