The Daily Beast recently profiled Katie Kitamura (Princeton ’99), whose debut novel, The Long Shot, is out this month from Free Press. Although the Beast pokes fun at the “young Asian ballerina” who wrote a novel about MMA, or ultimate fighting, they can’t help but admit that the book is fantastic:
“Katie Kitamura, a Princeton-educated former ballerina, has produced a lean, taut little novel as authentic as any sport could hope to have represent it. The Long Shot, her debut effort, reads the way we imagine the best fighters to be: quiet, measured, self-assured, always thinking ahead.
This book sounded like a great end-of-summer read, so we checked it out and convinced the author to give away a personalized, signed copy to one IvyGate commenter.
That’s right! For all of the times when you’ve bashed our posts, calling us out on typos or less-than-stellar sentence structure, the tables have turned, anonymous friends. To enter, Leave your most awesome fight story in the comments. We’ll update this post to let you know who Katie has selected as the winner on Sept 1, and you can email IvyGate to claim your prize.
So, to recap: Leave a fight story in the comments. You have until Sept 1 to make shit up recall that drunken night at 1020 where you maybe clocked your orgo TA over a wrongly-graded problem set. You can enter as many times as you’d like.
Ready? Let the commenting begin.
Edit: We have winners! Two, actually. H’?? (Gentlemen’s Death Club dude) and “Two Tooth” Tommy. Email your mailing address/instructions to personalize to firstname.lastname@example.org. Congrats!