University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Michael Sokolove

Sponsored by Lex & Carol Sears Philanthropic Fund

"The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino" is Michael Sokolove's fifth book. His previous book, "Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town and the Magic of Theater" was chosen by USA Today as one of the top ten books of 2013 and was adapted by NBC and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller as the prime-time series "Rise." His other books are "The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw" (an American Library Association top 10 nonfiction book in 2004); "Hustle: The Myth, Life and Lies of Pete Rose" and "Warrior Girls." He is the co-author with John Calipari of two books, "Players First" and "Success is the Only Option."

Sokolove and his wife, Ann Gerhart, an editor at the Washington Post, live in Bethesda, Maryland and have three children.

Scheduled events:
Basketball: Good, Bad and Ugly
Like life itself, the sport of basketball is filled with stories of courage, friendship, redemption and grace. It also has its tragedies, corruption and scandal. Former UA Coach Jim Rosborough will lead a conversation with three like-minded authors that follows the bouncing ball wherever it might go.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rus Bradburd, Michael Sokolove, Ian Thomsen
Moderator: Jim Rosborough
Investigative Journalism
Journalists who have been involved in writing True Crime will discuss methods, styles and techniques of investigative journalism.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shanna Hogan, Edward Humes, Billy Jensen, Michael Sokolove
Moderator: Nina Burleigh
Sports and Politics: the Rub
Politics and sports intersect in many ways and not always smoothly.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Raymond Arsenault, Michael Sokolove
Moderator: Dana Cooper

The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino
Penguin Press
September 2018
ISBN 9780399563270
304 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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