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Varsity Letters

August 26, 2008

September 4: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns to New York on Thursday, September 4, at 8 p.m., for an evening about the Yankees and sports history. At this free monthly event at a Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf, Harvey Frommer, Buster Olney, and Dave Zirin will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Frommer will recount the history of Yankee Stadium just before its last hurrah, Olney will chronicle the recently ended Yankee dynasty, and Zirin will examine sports history through the lens of politics.

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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:

Harvey Frommer, author of Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative History of "The House That Ruth Built" (Read Gelf's interview with Frommer)

Buster Olney, author of The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness (Read Gelf's interview with Olney)

Dave Zirin, author of A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play (Gelf is also co-sponsoring Zirin's book launch the previous night at New York's Brecht Forum.) (Read Gelf's interview with Zirin)

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.

Varsity Letters 2008

October 2:
Jeff Pearlman, author of Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty
Kate Torgovnick, author of Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders
•And another author TBA.

November 6:
Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream and Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager
Drew Magary, co-author of Kissing Suzy Kolber and author of Men with Balls: The Professional Athlete's Handbook
Dan Steinberg, author of the Washington Post's D.C. Sports Bog

December 4:
Gary Andrew Poole, author of The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange, an American Football Legend
Liz Robbins, author of A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
•And another author TBA.

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