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Varsity Letters

November 2, 2009

November 5: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Shawn Boburg, Jeff Leen, and Tony Leonardo, will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Boburg will offer a glimpse into the past and inside the mind of mercurial Dodgers star Manny Ramirez; Leen will relate the colorful history of women's wrestling champion and pioneer Mildred Burke; and Leonardo will expound on the oddball culture of ultimate frisbee.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

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

Event Details:

JLA Studios (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:

Shawn Boburg, co-author of Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger
Read Gelf's interview with Boburg

Jeff Leen, author of The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend
Read Gelf's interview with Leen

Tony Leonardo, co-author of Ultimate: The First Four Decades and Ultimate: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented by Man
Read Gelf's interview with Leonardo

Upcoming Varsity Letters

December 3

Joe Drape, author of Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen
Phil Hanrahan, author of Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans
David Maraniss, author of Rome 1960: The Summer Olympics That Stirred the World and Into the Story: A Writer's Journey through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss

January 7, 2010

Chris Ballard, author of The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA
Chuck Klosterman, author of Eating the Dinosaur
Mike Vaccaro, author of The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912

February 4, 2010

Authors TBA

March 4, 2010

Mark Bechtel, author of He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin', Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map
Tom Caraccioli and his brother Jerry Caraccioli, co-authors of Striking Silver: The Untold Story of America's Forgotten Hockey Team and previous Varsity Letters guests
•Another author TBA

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