Past Event

Gary Pomerantz: The Competitive Tensions in Marriage at the Bridge Table & Other Games

Fri, Nov 20 2009 - 12:00pm

Competitive Tensions in Marriage at the Bridge Table and Other Games

Gary Pomerantz, Journalist; Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, The Devil’s Tickets

What can card games teach us about marital tensions in the 1920s and ’30s and today? Celebrated nonfiction author Pomerantz gives a richly detailed account of how bridge became a nationwide craze during the Depression and was even at the center of a sensational murder trial. Pomerantz will explore just why and how the game of tricks and trumps has endured.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $15 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Underwriter: The Bernard Osher Foundation