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Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center Announces Frank DeFord Book Discussion and Signing

On Tuesday November 9, 2010 at 6:00 p.m the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center presents a book discussion and signing by Frank DeFord, about his new novel “Bliss Remembered”, a love story set in Germany at the 1936 Berlin Olympics during WWII.

Deford will discuss the inspiration and the challenges of writing a love story, a sports story that includes the real life portrayal of swimming star Eleanor Holm, Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels and Adolpf Hitler.

“Told as a memoir, Deford’s newest is entertaining and thought provoking.” Publishers Weekly

“Deford effectively invokes the atmosphere of the 1936 Nazi Germany as World War II loomed . . .an entertaining historical love story.” –Kirkus Reviews

Program begins at 6 pm followed by Reception & Book Signing
Reservations call 203-753-0381 x10
Books will be available for purchase

Writer and commentator, Frank Deford is the author of 16 books, including the novels The Entitled and Everybody’s All-American. His commentary on current events is broadcast every Wednesday on National Public Radio Morning Edition. He is senior correspondent for the HBO show Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He is also a Senior Contributing Writer at Sports Illustrated.

The Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center is located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located directly behind the museum on Park Place. For more information about this or other programs, and the museum’s collections, please call 203-753-0381 ext 10 or visit the website at

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