Book Talk

Premiere DateMar 29, 2014
00:00 Book Talk Intro – Kory French
01:56 “It’s Cool” – Kevin Drew
05:41 Interview with Jonathan Hart Part 1
25:38 “First In Line” – Kevin Drew
28:30 A reading from Man Versus Ball – Jonathan Hart
31:49 “Body Butter” – Kevin Drew
34:07 Interview with Jonathan Hart Part 2
47:01 “Bullshit Ballad” – Kevin Drew
51:05 Book Talk Outro – Kory French
52:14 “And That’s All I Know” – Kevin Drew
56:30 Finish

Man Versus Ball by Jonathan Hart

Man versus Ball follows Hart’s adventures around the country as he undertakes new missions, often with unexpected results. He becomes a pro wrestler, learning ‘fake’ moves that all but land him in the hospital after a body slam went awry. He plays an entire season for a championship semipro football team, suits up as a U.S. Open ball boy for three years, and is an ‘amateur caddie’ for a Professional Golfers’ Association tournament. After attending mascot school, he performs in a neon gorilla suit in front of several thousand fans at a minor league hockey game. He works as a vendor at several venues around the country, hawking concessions while fending off drunken fans. He even earns a bit of glory for himself, leading his roller basketball league in rebounds for two consecutive seasons. Feeling confident, he takes part in the World Cup of roller soccer, which is soccer on in-line skates. All this prepares him for his moment of truth: a race up the 1,576 stairs of the Empire State Building.

Kevin Drew Upcoming Shows:
April 3 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 7 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
April 9 – Calvin Theatre — Northampton, MA
April 10 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY
April 11 – The Historic Theatre – Portsmouth, NH
June 7-8 – Field Trip — Toronto, ON
August 1 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC
August 9 – Squamish Valley Music Festival – Squamish, BC

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…