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The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse with Rich Cohen

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse with Rich Cohen

October 26, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield

Books on the Common and Ridgefield Library present an Author Talk with Rich Cohen about his new book The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse.

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Cubs have always been more than a team: they’ve been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series. A chronicle of the last few miraculous seasons as experienced through the prism of Cubs history, The Chicago Cubs tracks the famous curse, which was placed on the team in 1945 by the infamous owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who was ejected from Wrigley Field when he tried to bring his goat into the grandstand for the fifth game of the World Series. He vowed the team would never get back to the championship.

And they hadn’t—until now. A captivating blend of reportage and memoir, drawing on Cohen’s extensive interviews and travels with recent Cubs players, owners, and coaching staff, The Chicago Cubs is a portrait not only of a team but also of a city, a game, and what it means to be a perpetually disappointed fan who is finally rewarded. Please register.

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough Jews; The Avengers; MonstersSweet and LowWhen I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead (with Jerry Weintraub); and The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones. He is a cocreator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fairand Rolling Stone and has written for The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among other publications.

Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Please call 203-438-2282 for more information.





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