Shea Serrano: Basketball (and Other Things)

Thursday October 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

This event is free to attend, but space is limited. Copies of Basketball (and Other Things) will be available for purchase at the event. Stay after the event for a chance to get a signed book from Shea! Purchase necessary to enjoy this portion of the event. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor. The line for the event will begin forming at 5:30 PM on the day of the event. Please Note: Seating is limited to the first 100 guests.

Decorated writer Shea Serrano, the man who brought you The Rap Yearbook, returns with a colorful and sharp collection of essays, factoids and musings all about basketball, complete with illustrations! In Basketball (and Other Things) Serrano takes you on a basketball-lover's journey through the highest highs of the game, to the lowest lows, and everything in between. He examines the most critical points in the game's history, such as the peak of MJ's career as the greatest player of all time, and breaks down some of the most beloved and heated debates in the fandom. Which NBA championship was most critical to the association's history? How do you rate shots from best to worst? Regardless of whether you are a seasoned veteran, or a greenhorn just discovering the game, this authoritative anthology of legends, what-if's and stories is sure to earn it's place on your bookshelf from the first chapter. Shea will be joined in conversation by ESPN basketball writer and podcast host Zach Lowe, freelance writer Rembert Browne, and writer for The Ringer Jason Concepcion!

Come join us in the Rare book room as Shea Serrano debuts his new book. This event is free and open to the public.

Stay after the event for a chance to get a signed book from Shea, and the artist Arturo Torres! Purchase necessary to enjoy this portion of the event.

Shea Serrano is an award-winning writer, author, and illustrator. His book, The Rap Year Book, reached the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Washington Post, topped the Arts and Entertainment iBooks bestseller list, and was named one of Billboard’s Best 100 Music Books of All Time. It will also be turned into an AMC documentary series in 2018. Currently, Serrano is a staff writer for The Ringer. His new book Basketball (and Other Things) will be published this October. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Zach Lowe is an ESPN basketball writer. Lowe hosts a weekly podcast called "The Lowe Post", which features mainly casual chats with other sports journalists about the NBA. He is beloved by the sports community for his detailed posts on basketball, use of video clips, and clear writing style.
Arturo Torres is a Dallas-based artist, notably collaborating with Shea Serrano on the 2015 New York Times best-selling book, The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed. He and Serrano continue to contribute to the sports website The Ringer.
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