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Jeff Pearlman


Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is a columnist for He has worked as as a columnist for, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a features writer for Newsday and --- amazingly --- as The (Nashville) Tennessean's food and fashion writer. His new book, SWEETNESS: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, explores the the days of an amazing, mysterious, misunderstood football icon. He is also the author of two New York Times' bestsellers, BOYS WILL BE BOYS and THE BAD GUYS WON! as well as the non-New York Times' bestsellers, LOVE ME, HATE ME and THE ROCKET THAT FELL TO EARTH. Pearlman lives in New York with his wife and two children, and enjoys swallowing gum and watching his toes wiggle.

Books by Jeff Pearlman

by Jeff Pearlman - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Crafted from interviews with more than 700 sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has produced the first definitive biography of legendary NFL running back Walter Payton, nicknamed “Sweetness.” 

by Jeff Pearlman - American, Baseball, Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

A fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters, Roger “the Rocket” Clemens won 354 games, an unprecedented seven Cy Young Awards, and two World Series trophies over the course of 24 seasons. But the statistics and hoopla obscured a far darker story --- one of playoff chokes, womanizing (including a long-term affair with a teenage country singer), violent explosions, and steroid use. In THE ROCKET THAT FELL TO EARTH, author Jeff Pearlman reconstructs the pitcher's life to reveal a flawed and troubled man whose rage for baseball immortality took him to superhuman heights before he crashed down to earth.