Jane Leavy will Present her New Hardcover ~ The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jane Leavy, New York Times Bestselling Author will Present her New Hardcover The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jane Leavy is an Award-Winning Former Sportswriter and Feature Writer for The Washington Post.  She is the Author of Sandy Koufax and the Comic Novel Squeeze Play, called "the Best Novel ever written about baseball" by Entertainment Weekly.  She lives in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  From Jane Leavy, the Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity."

He lived in the present tense—in the camera’s lens.  There was no frame he couldn’t or wouldn’t fill.  He swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines.  Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace—radios, automatic clothes washers, Brownie cameras, microphones and loudspeakers—Babe Ruth "made impossible events happen."  Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh—business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father, all stuffed into one tightly buttoned double-breasted suit—Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom.

His was a life of journeys and itineraries—from uncouth to couth, spartan to spendthrift, abandoned to abandon; from Baltimore to Boston to New York, and back to Boston at the end of his career for a finale with the only team that would have him.  There were road trips and hunting trips; grand tours of foreign capitals and post-season promotional tours, not to mention those 714 trips around the bases.  After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927—a total that would not be exceeded until 1961, when Roger Maris did it with the aid of the extended modern season—he embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig.  Walsh called the tour a "Symphony of Swat."  The Omaha World Herald called it "the biggest show since Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and seven other associated circuses offered their entire performance under one tent."

In The Big Fella, Acclaimed Biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21 Day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth’s life and times.  Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Jane Leavy, New York Times Bestselling Author, will Present her New Hardcover The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $32.50 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created and One Admission Reservation, and One Guest Reservation (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages will be available for purchase at our Sales and Service Counter tonight beginning at 6:30 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK:  Author Autographed Hardcover of The Big Fella by Jane Leavy.

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