THROWN by Kerry Howley

November 23, 2014

Kerry Howley spoke about her book, Thrown, at Politics & Prose on Sunday November 23, 2014.

In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters--one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Acclaimed essayist Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture.

Thrown By Kerry Howley Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936747924
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

FOOTBALL DEBATE with Steve Almond and Gregg Easterbrook

September 27, 2014

Steve Almond and Gregg Easterbrook spoke about their books and the emerging debate over football in American culture at Politics & Prose on Saturday September 27, 2014.

Gridiron football is the king of sports – it’s the biggest game in the strongest and richest country in the world. In The King of Sports, Easterbrook tells the full story of how football became so deeply ingrained in American culture. Both good and bad, he examines its impact on American society.

 

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto By Steve Almond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612194912
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Published: Melville House - August 18th, 2015

The King of Sports: Why Football Must Be Reformed By Gregg Easterbrook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250012609
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 30th, 2014

DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH by Tim Wendel

April 27, 2014

Tim Wendel spoke about his book, Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Never before in baseball history had a team finished last and rallied to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991, lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves both reached the World Series. The remarkable turnarounds resulted in arguably the greatest Fall Classic of all time. Four of the games between the Twins and Braves were settled by "walk-off" runs. Three of them, including the climactic Game Seven, went into extra innings. And all seven games had memorable moments--from close plays at the plate to base-running blunders to pitching gems to dramatic late-inning home runs.

 

In Down to the Last Pitch, award-winning writer Tim Wendel brings to life these seven memorable games, weaving contemporary interviews with discussions decades later about this classic World Series, and teasing out fact from legend. When the final out was recorded in 1991, the cover headline in "Baseball Weekly" read, "BEST WORLD SERIES EVER?" While that can always be debated, what happened inside and outside the lines in 1991 continues to resonate today.

 

Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time By Tim Wendel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306823749
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 31st, 2015

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