BookCourt presents Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein, who will read from his new book, "The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance." An investigation into how genes, biology, and environment make or break the athlete, "The Sports Gene" combines science and sports writing with personal anecdote in a readable, informative examination of sports excellence.

A release party, book signing, and an audience question and answer session will follow the reading. Admission to this event is free.