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Nicholas Dawidoff to discuss new NFL book on Saturday

Author spent a year embedded with Jets

Author Nicholas Dawidoff will be at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough on Saturday at 2 p.m. to autograph and discuss a book of great interest to football fans entitled “Collisions Low Crossers: A Year Inside The Turbulent World Of NFL Football.”

By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff explored the game in such an intimate way that he can now put you right inside the NFL. Most of what happens in today’s NFL takes place at team facilities, walled off from fans and, until now, from writers. The New York Jets issued Dawidoff a security code, a locker, and a desk in the scouting department: for an entire year he lived with the team, from early-morning quarterback meetings to edgy late-night conversations. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fans and non-fans alike.

Nicholas Dawidoff is also the author of four previous books, including the bestselling “The Catcher Was a Spy” about Mo Berg and “The Crowd Sounds Happy” about baseball and his own childhood.

He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Civitella Ranieri Fellow, a Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy, and an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, and is now a Branford Fellow at Yale University. Dawidoff is also on the board of the MacDowell Colony.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist (for “The Fly Swatter”), Dawidoff is a contributor to The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone. He lives in New Haven, Conn., with his family. His mother lives in Francestown.

This event is free and all are welcome. For more information, call the Toadstool at 924-3543.

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