The Madwoman Book Club Reads Mind and Matter by Urschel and Thomas

Our January edition of the Madwoman's Book Club is on Friday, January 22nd at 8:00 PM EST. We'll discuss Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football by John Urschel and Louisa Thomas. Urschel, a former football player for the Baltimore Ravens and MIT Math PhD student writes about his dual passions in the inspiring memoir. Urschel will appear at the book club for Q+A. Louisa Thomas, author and New Yorker writer will also attend. Both are enthusiastic chess amateurs. John even participated in Ultimate Moves in conjunction with the 2018 Sinquefield Cup. Louisa writes about sports for the New Yorker, and has contributed several pieces on chess, including this profile on Magnus Carlsen.   

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MadwomanClub, January 2021


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