Three sports-book authors will be speaking at a free Gelf event in New York on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Come by the Happy Ending Lounge to hear writers Rus Bradburd, Donald Evans, and Rick Reilly read from and discuss their writing. Plus, Bradburd will play the fiddle.
Gelf is featuring interviews with the writers. Click on authors' names for the interview:
Rick Reilly, author of Hate Mail from Cheerleaders and Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly, and a columnist for Sports Illustrated.
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.
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 Seriesand America's HeartDuring the Great Depression; Lee Lowenfish, author of Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman; and Eric Mirlis, author of Being There: 100 Sports Pros Talk About the Best Sporting Events They Ever Witnessed Firsthand.
July's Varsity Letters event occurs on the first Thursday of the month, because the first Wednesday is the 4th.
August 1: Sally Jenkins, author of The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation; Seth Mnookin, author of Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top; and Joe Posnanski, author of The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America.
September 5: Frank Deford, author of The Entitled; Neal Thompson, author of Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina and Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR; and another author TBA.
October 3: John Bacon, author of Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership; and other authors TBA.