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Vin Baker, "God and Starbucks"

An astonishing memoir of redemption—the moving story of a former top NBA player who miraculously rebounded from a monumental fall thanks to hard work and his deep, transformative faith.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
God and Starbucks: An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062496812
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Published: Amistad Press - July 11th, 2017

$25.99
SKU: s9780062496812

Vin Baker, "God and Starbucks"

God and Starbucks by Vin Baker Book CoverAn astonishing memoir of redemption—the moving story of a former top NBA player who miraculously rebounded from a monumental fall thanks to hard work and his deep, transformative faith.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
God and Starbucks: An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062496812
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad Press - July 11th, 2017

$25.99
SKU: s9780062496812

Adam Greenberg, "Get Up: The Art of Perseverance"

Get UP Adam GreenbergOn July 9th, 2005, Adam Greenberg stepped into the batter’s box for his first major-league plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs. That moment was the culmination of his life’s work and proudest achievement up to that point.

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Read to Grow presents Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, "Coach Wooden and Me" with Dan Patrick

Read to Grow presents Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! 

In Conversation with Dan Patrick, of the Dan Patrick Show

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
College Street Music Hall
238 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Abby Wambach, "Forward" Book Signing

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Lenny Dykstra Book Signing, "House of Nails"

Please call the store for tickets: (203) 245-3959

"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Kendama Workshop

Join the latest craze!

Popular on the West Coast, we’re bringing it here! 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Kate Hudson, "Pretty Happy"

 I didn't just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day. This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed. Our bodies do not stand still for time.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
First Congregational Church of Madison
26 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443

WSHU & R.J. Julia Present: George Bodenheimer, "Every Town is a Sports Town"

WSHU and R.J. Julia Booksellers present:

GEORGE BODENHEIMER, EVERY TOWN IS A SPORTS TOWN: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom

This event takes place at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT

Jeff Goldberg, "Unrivaled: UConn, Tennessee and the Twelve Years that Transcended Women's Basketball"

For twelve years the women’s basketball rivalry between UConn and Tennessee was the most iconic matchup in women’s sports. Even now, twenty years since the annual series started, the competition between these two storied programs still provokes heated argument and bitter resentment.

 

Led by Hall of Fame coaches Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt, UConn and Tennessee combined for nine national championships, with the UConn Huskies winning five—including four against the Tennessee Lady Vols. In all, UConn won thirteen of twenty-two matchups during the rivalry, and along the way the two coaches—with distinctive and brash personalities and a shared determination to rule their sport—clashed privately and publicly, generating enough heat to make women’s basketball relevant in the national sports landscape as never before.

 

On the court, the two teams produced a series of memorable games, from overtime thrillers to timeless classics that defined the sport. Off the court, the coaches’ encounters were often marked by their seemingly genuine dislike for each other, until the conflict reached a breaking point in 2007 and Summitt stunned the basketball world by canceling the series for reasons neither side has ever revealed.

 

Now, eight years after the last game, Unrivaled uncovers the on-court and behind-the-scenes story of this intensely personal rivalry between coaches, players, and the two most passionate fan bases women’s sports has ever known.

Jeff Goldberg was the UConn women’s basketball writer for the Hartford Courant from 2001 to 2006 and is the author of Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women’s Basketball Classic (Nebraska, 2011). Rebecca Lobo played for coach Auriemma at UConn and on three teams in the WNBA. She is now a television basketball analyst for ESPN. 

 

This event is FREE. Click here to register.

 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
768 Boston Post Rd.
06443 Madison
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Unrivaled: Uconn, Tennessee, and the Twelve Years That Transcended Women's Basketball Cover Image
By Jeff Goldberg, Rebecca Lobo (Foreword by), Alysa Auriemma (Afterword by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9780803255203
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 2015

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