A special author event with Tom Hoffarth in conversation with Chris Erskine

{pages} is pleased to host Tom Hoffarth, editor of Perfect Eloquence: An Appreciation of Vin Scully along with a few special friends as they celebrate publication of this beautiful tribute. Tom will be in conversation with {pages} good friend, Chris Erskine as they swap stories and remembrances of the late, great voice of Dodger baseball,  Vin Scully.

Refreshments will be served.  This event is free, however we hope you’ll support Tom and {pages} by purchasing copies of the book from {pages}.  Pre-order your copy of Perfect Eloquence here. Rumor has it there will be follow up fun and festivities across the street at Ercole’s after the book talk and signing.


More about the book:

When Vin Scully passed away in 2022, the city of Los Angeles lost its soundtrack. If you were able to deliver a eulogy for him, what might it include? What impact did he have on you? What do you carry forward from his legacy? Sixty-seven essayists—one representing each season of his career calling games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1950 through 2016—reflect on the ways his professional and private life influenced them. The contributions include a range of stories and remembrances from those who knew and followed him. The consensus of the contributions is that Scully’s actions spoke louder than his well-recognized words.

This collection includes fellow broadcasters as well as historians, players, journalists, celebrities, and others connected to the game of baseball, with each piece introduced by sports journalist Tom Hoffarth. Readers can consider Scully’s life through common themes: his sincerity, his humility, his professionalism, his passion for his faith, his devotion to his family, his insistence on remembering and giving context to important moments in the history of not just the game but the world in general, all wrapped up in a gift for weaving storytelling with accurate reporting, fellowship with performance art, humor, and connection.

More about the author:

Tom Hoffarth is an Associated Press award-winning journalist with more than forty years of experience reporting in Southern California, focusing on sports and the media. He has written for the Southern California News Group, the Los Angeles TimesHollywood ReporterAngelus NewsNational Catholic ReporteLos Angeles Business Journal, and Sports Business Journal. He is a coauthor (with Tom Kelly) of Tales from the USC Trojans Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Trojans Stories Ever ToldRon Rapoport worked as a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than twenty years and is the author of Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks and the editor of The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner (Nebraska, 2017).

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Perfect Eloquence: An Appreciation of Vin Scully By Tom Hoffarth (Editor), Ron Rapoport (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tom Hoffarth (Editor), Ron Rapoport (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781496238788
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: University of Nebraska Press - May 1st, 2024