SPORTS GUYHow did Tom Brady go from being a sixth-round draft pick to the Patriots’ star quarterback and one of football’s most celebrated players? Ah, the warm-fuzzy story of the underdog. Sports journalist, former Phoenix staffer, and NPR’s “Only A Game” contributor CHARLES P. PIERCE tells the tale of Brady’s rise in Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything.
Pierce may be a fan boy, but he profiles the Patriot past his team’s third Super Bowl win in 2004 and on into their disappointing 2005 season in order to highlight the athlete’s talent and skill under any circumstances. And did we mention he's a totally funny guy? He'll read as part of the Phoenix's Author Series tonight. Chat with Chuck, eat, drink, buy books, go home, read your face off. That's at Hong Kong (in conjunction with the Harvard Book Store), 1236 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 6:30 pm | Free | 800.542.READ.