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Varsity Letters

April 30, 2007

Varsity Letters 5/2 Interviews

Authors of the books featured on our front page will be speaking spoke at a free Gelf event in New York on Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. Come Thanks for coming by the Happy Ending Lounge to hear writers Mike Freeman, Jeremy Schaap, and Michael Weinreb read from and discuss their writing.

Gelf is featuring interviews with the writers. Click on authors' names for the interview:

Mike Freeman, author of Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero, and columnist for CBS SportsLine.

Jeremy Schaap, author of Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics and a national correspondent for ESPN.

Michael Weinreb, author of The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team.

Questions? Suggestions for future readings? Email varsityletters@gmail.com.
Varsity Letters is on MySpace.

Upcoming events

June 6: Rus Bradburd, author of Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey in Irish Hoops; Donald Evans, author of Good Money After Bad; and Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly, author of Sports Illustrated: Hate Mail from Cheerleaders and Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly.

July 5: Jim Gorant, author of Fanatic: Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die; John Heidenry, author of The Gashouse Gang: How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and Their Colorful, Come-from-Behind Ball Club Won the World Series—and America's Heart—During the Great Depression; and Eric Mirlis, author of Being There: 100 Sports Pros Talk About the Best Sporting Events They Ever Witnessed Firsthand.

Note: July's Varsity Letters event occurs on the first Thursday of the month, because the first Wednesday is the 4th.

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