Wednesday, May 20 at 7PM
Journalist & Austin Author
speaking & signing
Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity
We all like to think that with a little practice we could run faster, learn another language, or whip up a perfect soufflé. But few of us have ever put those hopes to the test. Asher Price seizes on the dunk, richly freighted with distinctly American ideas of culture, race, and upward mobility, as a gauge to determine his own hidden potential. In this highly readable, humorous, and often poignant journey into the pleasures and perils of exertion, Asher introduces the reader to a memorable cast of characters who help him understand the complexity of the human body and the individual drama at the heart of sports.
ABOUT ASHER PRICE
ASHER PRICE grew up in New York City and now lives in Austin with his wife and their dog. He writes about energy and the environment for the Austin American-Statesman and plays pick-up basketball on the neighborhood court every Sunday morning.