A Reading and Conversation with the author of “Glove Shy”
Join Janet Hurley as she reads from her new memoir, Glove Shy: A Sister’s Reckoning. Set in New Paltz, it’s the story of Brian Hurley, a teen of brilliance and wit who, in the 1970s, became the teen protegé of two-time World Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson.
The narrative explores Brian’s ascent in the boxing world, his relationship with Patterson, with a fellow boxer and friend-sometimes-rival Andy Schott and with the author, his sister, and their family. Brian’s mental health and substance abuse issues took him out of the ring and into a life his family and friends struggled to understand.
You need not be a boxing fan to be drawn into this story of love, relationship and reckoning.