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Irene Pollin

In Conversation with George Solomon

May 12, 2016 • 7:00 pm
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Most of us could only imagine the life that Irene Pollin has lived. In Irene and Abe: An Unexpected Life, she details her life’s journey with her husband, from the time they fell in love as teenagers through their experience bringing NBA basketball and NHL hockey to the Nation’s Capital, and ultimately, to Mr. Pollin’s passing in 2009.

Irene writes about the thrills of owning professional sports teams (Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals) and building two highly successful sports and entertainment arenas, the Capital Centre in 1973 and the Verizon Center in 1997. She also writes about the joy of raising children and the heartbreak of losing children to heart disease. She chronicles the challenges she faced through her multi­faceted career, from psychotherapist and published author, to founder of Sister to Sister, the country’s first organization dedicated to women’s heart disease prevention and education.

Irene and Abe were instrumental in saving and founding Sixth & I in 2002. Irene is the author of two previous books, Medical Crisis Counseling and Taking Charge: Overcoming the Challenges of Long­ Term Illness. Irene and Abe: An Unexpected Life is an intimate, first person journey through the lives of two fascinating people, told by a remarkable woman.

In conversation with George Solomon, the assistant managing editor for sports at The Washington Post from 1975 to 2003 and a professor of sports journalism at Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland. This program does not include a book signing. All books will be pre-signed by Mrs. Pollin.

This event is hosted by: Sue and Sandy Greenberg, Betsy and Gary Nabel, Sheila Rogovin and Stewart Aledort, Fern Schad and Alfred Moses, Martha Slagle