|About the Book|
Can a cynical 71-year-old New York sportswriter find romance and happiness with a troubled 35-year old German woman, despite the vast differences in their ages, religions, and cultural backgrounds? Thrown together accidentally, Victor and Angie findMoreCan a cynical 71-year-old New York sportswriter find romance and happiness with a troubled 35-year old German woman, despite the vast differences in their ages, religions, and cultural backgrounds? Thrown together accidentally, Victor and Angie find themselves attracted to each other while simultaneously battling their own inner demons: he stubbornly refusing to accept the sexual consequences of old age, she struggling to keep attacks of deep-seated depression at bay. Can they defy the odds and live contentedly together or will their dissimilar backgrounds and the afflictions of time and nature overwhelm them?ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Susanne Kurz is employed as a professional translator/interpreter in the international department of one of Germany s major trade unions. She is proficient in English, French, Portugese, Spanish and Swedish as well as in German, her native tongue. She has been writing poetry and short stories for many years, although The Sportswriter Loses Control is her first novel and her first publication. Ms. Kurz lives in Frankfurt, Germany, and in Ibiza, Spain.Lawrence S. Ritter is widely known as the author of the classic The Glory of Their Times, called one of the best baseball books ever published by The Sporting News and voted their all-time favorite baseball book by readers of The Sports Collectors Digest. He is also the author of The Babe: The Game That Ruth Built- Lost Ballparks- and East Side, West Side: Tales of New York Sporting Life. In addition, he is Professor Emeritus at New York University, where he taught economics and finance. Mr. Ritter lives in New York City.