Sunday, March 23 at 5 p.m.
Matthew Berry, author of Fantasy Life, will be our featured speaker.
It’s no secret that the fantasy sports business, especially the fantasy football business, is huge – and growing exponentially. Every year over 30 million Americans play fantasy sports, which is more people than play golf, watch American Idol or visit the Grand Canyon. If fantasy was an actual sport, it would be the 4th most popular sport in the US. Celebrities play. Athletes play. Musicians play. Even President Obama’s a fan. Fantasy sports, once a niche subculture, has become an all-consuming, beloved national pastime, and no one knows more about it than Matthew Berry.
Praise for Fantasy Life
“You don’t have to play fantasy sports to enjoy Matthew Berry’s FANTASY LIFE. You don’t even need to be a sports fan. If you like great writing, if you appreciate irreverent humor, if stories about friendship, family, backstabbing, and regrettable Justin Bieber tattoos warm your heart, you’ll love this book.” —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Universally regarded as one of the leading voices on fantasy sports (deemed “a fantasy savant” by The New York Times) Matthew Berry is ESPN’s Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst. Also known as the “Talented Mr. Roto,” he has received an Emmy Award for his work on ESPN2’s Fantasy Football Now and as one of the most popular columnists and podcasters on ESPN.com, he appears regularly on ESPN television and radio shows, including Sunday NFL Countdown, SportsCenter, and NFL Live. New York Magazine quipped: “At this point, we’d say more sports fans know who Matthew Berry is than know most of the players on [their fantasy sports] team.”
Books will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served.
This event is co-sponsored by Half Full Brewery.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).