Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame – Nov. 15 Event

Jane will be discussing new essay about Sandy Koufax in “Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame”—edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy. It is a collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, and reflections on influential and unexpected pioneers in the world of sports. Essays by preeminent writers explore significant Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, trainers, and even team owners (in the finite universe of Jewish Jocks, they count!).

Contributors include: David Remnic

k on the biggest mouth in sports,
Howard Cosell; Jonathan Safran Foer on the prodigious and pugnacious Bobby Fischer; Man Booker Prize–winner Howard Jacobson on Marty Reisman, America‘s greatest ping-pong player; Deborah Lipstadt on the legacy of the Munich Massacre; and Jane Leavy reveals why Sandy Koufax attended her daughter‘s bat mitzvah.

Foer and Tracy will discuss the impact the people of the book have had on sports, along with Jane Leavy, an award-winning former sportswriter for The Washington Post. and David Leonhardt, Washington Bureau Chief of the New York Times.

Tickets are $12, or receive 2 FREE tickets with the purchase of the
book ($27). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling TicketFly
(877.435.9849). There is a $1.50 fee per ticket for phone orders. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Details here: http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=909


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