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Author Reading: The Index of Self-Destructive Acts by Christopher Beha and Power Ball by Rob Neyer
August 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm$5
Join us for an evening of fiction, family, and baseball with Christopher Beha, author of The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, and Rob Neyer, former sportswriter and local author of Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game.
$5 Registration will benefit the Roosevelt High School Athletics Program.
The Index of Self-Destructive Acts
Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball season, Christopher Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha’s characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making.
Christopher Beha is the editor of Harper’s Magazine. He is the author of two previous novels, What Happened to Sophie Wilder and Arts & Entertainments, and a memoir, The Whole Five Feet. His writing has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and the London Review of Books. He lives in New York City with his wife and family.
Rob Neyer worked for fifteen years as a columnist and blogger for ESPN, from 1996 to 2011, and later worked as a national writer and editor for SB Nation and FOX Sports. A Kansas City native, Rob has lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than twenty years. In this book, the former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A’s and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades.