Olympian and author Shirley Babashoff and her co-author Chris Epting will speak about her book Making Waves. During her impressive swimming career, Ms. Babashoff set 39 national records, 11 world records and was widely considered to be the greatest female swimmer in the world. Heading into the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Babashoff was pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and followed closely by the media.
All that changed once Babashoff questioned the shocking masculinity of the swimmers on the East German women's team. Once celebrated as America's golden girl, Babashoff was accused of poor sportsmanship and vilified by the press with a new nickname: "Surley Shirley".
Her novel, Making Waves, tells her story in the same unflinching manner that made her both the most dominant female swimmer of her time and one of the most controversial athletes in Olympic history.
MESA VERDE COUNTRY CLUB
3000 Club House Road
$10.00 at the door (cash or check)
Three great days of book sales! We netted over $1,100 to support our libraries.
Author Sang Bukaty spoke at our first author event in September. Her talk was presented in an interview format with the founder of Pen on Fire, Barbara DeMarco, acting as interviewer. We were honored to host both of these accomplished authors!