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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Amateur” By Thomas Page McBee

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

By Thomas Page McBee

Scribner, 224 pages, $24.00, available Tuesday, August 14

Thomas Page McBee is the first transgender man to ever box in Madison Square Garden, and in his new book Amateur, he explores his relationship to violence as experienced in a man’s body, while wrestling with the larger issue of what healthy masculinity looks like in our society.

McBee gives a powerful, nuanced exploration of masculinity through the eyes of a new man. Written in a visual and intimate style, this is a compelling narrative of self-definition and a roadmap for new possibilities.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Robert Webb’s “How Not To Be a Boy”

How Not To Be a Boy: Rules For Being A Man

By Robert Webb

Canongate Books

Robert Webb, a British star of Peep Show & the comedic duo Mitchell & Webb, looks at the expectations that boys and men has thrust upon them at every stage of life in How Not To Be a Boy, his best seller in the UK that is now available in the United States.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Moss On “Vanishing New York” In The 21st Century

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

By Jeremiah Moss

Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, $28.99

Jeremiah Moss is an unflinching chronicler of gentrification in the twenty-first century on the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York, which he created.

In his book of the same name, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, Moss writes a love letter to what New York has lost in the last two decades.

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BWP Honored For Goal Record & His 99 Will Be Retired By Red Bulls

(Photo by Jason Schott)

Bradley Wright-Phillips was honored for setting the record as the quickest player to 100 goals in MLS history on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena after their 2-1 win over Los Angeles Football Club.

Wright-Phillips’ 100th goal came in his 159th MLS career league game, surpassing the previous record held by Taylor Twellman, who took 174 games to notch the century mark.

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BWP Sets Up Winner On Night He’s Honored For 100-Goal Record

(The Red Bulls celebrate the game-winning goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

Bradley Wright-Phillips was honored on Sunday night for being the quickest to 100 goals in MLS history, but it was his assist on what turned out to be the game-winning goal made the difference in their 2-1 win over Los Angeles Football Club at Red Bull Arena.

With the win, the Red Bulls move back into second place in the Eastern Conference, as they are now 14-2-6, with 44 points, the same point total as NYCFC (13-5-5, 44 points), but they own the edge in goal differential, 21 to 16.

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Castellanos’ First Goal Not Enough For NYCFC To Vanquish Vancouver

(Valentin Castellanos saluted the fans when he left the game – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club came within minutes of a win on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium, but a late goal by the Vancouver Whitecaps meant they walked out with a 2-2 draw.

NYCFC did extend their team-record unbeaten streak to 15 games overall and 12 games this season, with 10 wins and two draws.

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