Frank Deford to Kick Off WSHU's New Lecture Series

News Story: April 23, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that NPR Morning Edition commentator and award-winning author Frank Deford will kick off WSHU Public Radio’s “Join the Conversation” Lecture Series with a special event on Monday, May 21st.  Frank will speak, answer questions, and sign copies of his latest book, "The Entitled."

Frank Deford is a six-time National Sportswriter of the Year, Senior Contributing Editor at Sports Illustrated, commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a correspondent on the HBO show RealSports with Bryant Gumbel. In addition to being the author of more than a dozen books, he has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and has been awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody.

His latest book takes you inside a ball club and inside the mind of a defeated manager and a champion slugger, as only Deford can. He creates a world where the idealism of the old game meets the reality of today’s sports landscape, as idolized millionaires step in to replace the boyhood heroes of yesterday.

Event details:

WSHU Presents a Talk and Book Signing with Frank Deford

When: Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mahogany Room, Main Building, Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT
Event is free but reservations are required.
Books will be available for purchase.

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