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Varsity Letters

August 29, 2011

September 1: Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Matt Long, Charlie Butler, and Ernie Palladino will read from and talk about their work. Greenburg is Jay-Z's biographer, and covered the hip-hop mogul's role in bringing the Nets to Brooklyn. Long and Butler are co-authors of a book tracing Long's comeback from severe injury to finish a marathon against the odds. And Palladino will explain how Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi became NFL coaching legends.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

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Event Details:

Le Poisson Rouge (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email varsityletters@gmail.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

More on this month's authors:

Zack O'Malley Greenburg, author of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
Read Gelf's interview with Greenburg

Matt Long and Charlie Butler, co-authors of The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete
Read Gelf's interview with Long and Butler

Ernie Palladino, author of Lombardi and Landry: How Two of Pro Football's Greatest Coaches Launched Their Legends and Changed the Game Forever
Read Gelf's interview with Palladino

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge)

October 6

•Authors TBA

November 3

Jeff Pearlman, author of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton and four times before a Varsity Letters guest.

•Other authors TBA

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