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March 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Larry Csonka & Joe Rose


March 31, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
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Books & Books presents

An In-Person Evening with Larry Csonka & Joe Rose

Join these former Dolphins at Coral Gables Congregational Church to celebrate Csonka’s new memoir, Head On!

 (Matt Holt, $30)

Friday, March 31st,  7:00 PM

Address: Coral Gables Congregational Church: 3010 De Soto BLVD.


We’re so excited to announce that Miami Dolphins great Larry Csonka will be in town on March 31st, to talk about his brutally frank, critically acclaimed memoir, Head On (Matt Holt, $30). He’ll have plenty of ground to cover — from his volatile relationship with Coach Shula, to brazen exploits with his NFL pals, to going undefeated, to even more thrilling Alaska adventures.

The author’s fellow Fins alum and WQAM Sports Radio personality Joe Rose will serve as moderator. Known for his quick wit and upbeat tempo, Rose is sure to light some fireworks, so don’t miss this lively evening of unfiltered storytelling.

Please note: This event is at at Coral Gables Congregational Church located at 3010 De Soto BLVD. (across from the Biltmore Hotel).

TICKETS REQUIRED: All tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION and are purchased through Eventbrite. Each ticket admits two (2) guests into the venue and includes one (1) copy of Head On: A Memoir ($30 + tax). There will be an opportunity to get your book personalized after the discussion. Please arrive early and anticipate a bag check. Mr. Csonka will not sign memorabilia.

About the Book:

Larry Csonka ran the football with audacity and authority. He lived his off-the-field life with equal abandon. As part of the NFL’s 100th Anniversary, he and his undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins teammates were named the best team in NFL history.

In Head On, Csonka pulls back the curtain to share how they achieved their legendary Perfect Season. From quitting football at a young age, to his often-combative relationship with Coach Don Shula, to brazen exploits with his NFL pals, Csonka narrates a life that is colorful, unbridled, and thrilling.

Csonka, a gifted storyteller who is more at home in the wilderness than on a football field, found himself hanging out with Burt Reynolds, Dick Butkus, Lee Majors, Joe Namath, and Elvis Presley during his football years. But his moments outside the spotlight reveal the most about this larger-than-life figure—raising critters and a little hell in his formative years on an Ohio dirt farm, early run-ins with the law, confronting thieves with a sawed-off shotgun, taking sniper fire on a USO tour of Vietnam, and being adrift at night on the Bering Sea with gale-force winds raging.

Csonka’s authentic voice and unfiltered brand of storytelling is insightful, compelling, humorous, vulnerable, and refreshingly frank. For fans of the game—or anyone who loves high adventure—Csonka’s Head On is a captivating, nostalgic account of grit, grace, and gumption told by an iconic Hall of Famer who continues to gain ground—figuratively, literally, and unapologetically—every day.

About the Author:

Larry Csonka is a former professional American football fullback and Super Bowl MVP who played for the Miami Dolphins, and briefly with the New York Giants. The Hall of Famer and two-time Super Bowl Champion is a member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, whose undefeated 17-0 season catapulted the team into the NFL history books. He and life partner Audrey Bradshaw divide their time between Florida and North Carolina, with occasional visits to their Ohio farm and the Alaska wilderness. Check out larrycsonka.com for more information.

About the Moderator:

Joe Rose is a former professional American football tight end who was drafted in 1980 and played seven seasons under Dolphins Coach Don Shula, including appearances in Super Bowls XVII and XIX. Post his impressive NFL career, Rose has enjoyed success as a broadcast journalist, most notably 30 years running as WQAM’s morning show host, a 20-year stint as NBC6 Sports Anchor, and 18 years and counting as Miami Dolphins radio color analyst.


Do I need a ticket to attend? Yes, all tickets are general admission and are required for entry.

Does my ticket include a book? Yes! All tickets include one copy of Head On: A Memoir

Can I bring a friend or family member? Each ticket allows entry for two (2) guests into the venue.

Will there be a meet and greet? Yes, you will have an opportunity to get your book personalized after Mr. Csonka’s talk.

Will Mr. Csonka sign memorabilia? No he will not be signing anything outside of his book, Head On: A Memoir.

Is there parking? FREE parking in the lot across from the church as well as along the side of the building.

What if I can’t make it? If you are unable to attend, your book will be available for pick up at your earliest convenience at our Coral Gables location under your first and last name.