A friend’s email reminds me that her husband, Jim Gorant, has a new book out: Fanatic: 10 Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die. Jim’s a senior editor for Sports Illustrated and a funny guy who seems to me to be well poised to capture that sliver of the Venn diagram where readers and sports freaks overlap.
Jim will be one of several people reading from his work at the Varsity Letters reading series July 5 at the bar Happy Ending, 302 Broome St., New York City.
Gelf Magazine has an interview with Jim, there’s a nice review of the book in the Rocky Mountain News, and Jim’s also blogging about the book.
Check out his powers of observation as he writes about the Kentucky Derby.
And look how close he and David Sabino are to coming up with sabrmetrics for golf.