Where: Steed Salon, 48 Greenwich Ave., Second Floor, Greenwich.
When: Friday, November 2nd
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Join us for an evening of food catered by drink, book signing, silent auction and loads of fun!
Meet Jim Gorant, senior editor at Sports Illustrated and author of the new book, 'Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage and Championed Pit Bulls — One Flying Disc at a Time.
Pick up your copy of Wallace at the event, and enjoy appetizers, drinks, goody bags, and information about various pet welfare organizations with a silent auction for item for each!
About Jim Gorant
Jim has worked as a magazine editor and writer since 1990, the last ten as a senior editor at Sports Illustrated. Prior to joining SI, Gorant wrote for GQ, Men's Journal, Men's Health, OUtside, Sports Afield, and Popular Science, among others. His previous books include The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, Fit for Golf (with Boris Kuzmic), and Fanatic: 10 Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die.
Saved from a suspicious beeder, Wallace was a dog with so much drive and intensity that he flustered the people and dogs around him to the point that the no-kill shelter where he ended up considered putting him down. But where some saw menace, Roo and Clara Yori saw misunderstanding. After a long fight they were allowed to take Wallace home.
Determined to give Wallace the focus and support he needed, the Yoris stumbled into the world of canine disc competitions – an unlikely place for a big-headed, lumbering pit bull to make his mark. But through the sheer will of his unbending desire, Wallace exceeded all expectations, and along the way he helped salvage the couple who had saved him and became a symbol of hope and potential in a larger struggle.