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July 2, 2013

Varsity Letters July 11: Amateur Night

Varsity Letters returns to the Gallery at LPR on Thursday, July 11th, with a bunch of amateurs—ordinary people who've tried to push themselves to the height of athletic achievement. Jon Hart, the author of Man versus Ball: One Ordinary Guy and His Extraordinary Sports Adventures will speak, along with A.J. Jacobs, who's written a number of books chronicling feats of self-experimentation, most recently, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection. They'll be joined Hailey Gates of The Paris Review, who'll be reading from the work of George Plimpton, the man who founded both that publication and the genre of participatory sports journalism.

Read Gelf's interview with Jacobs.

Read Gelf's interview with Hart.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

Event Details:

The Gallery at LPR (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from ACE/BDF/MNR/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 michael@gelfmagazine.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

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