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October 26, 2007

November 8: Gelf's Varsity Letters Moves to Thursdays

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series is moving to Thursdays. At this free monthly event at a bar in New York's Lower East Side, on Thursday, November 8, at 8 p.m., Bruce Feldman, Steve Friedman, John Wolff, and Rick Wolff will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. In their new books, Feldman goes inside the shadowy big business that is college-football recruiting; Friedman examines the inner turmoil of great athletes; and the Wolffs, father and son, share their tales of adventures in minor-league baseball.

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:

Bruce Feldman, author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting (read Gelf's interview with Friedman)

Steve Friedman, author of The Agony of Victory: When Winning Isn't Enough

John Wolff and Rick Wolff, authors of Harvard Boys: A Father and Son's Unlikely Adventures in Minor League Baseball

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

December 6: Stewart Mandel, author of Bowls, Polls, and Tattered Souls: Tackling the Chaos and Controversy that Reign Over College Football; Aaron Schatz, editor of Pro Football Prospectus 2007: The Essential Guide to the 2007 Pro Football Season; and ESPN.com columnist Wright Thompson.

January: 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 in March); and other authors TBA.

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