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Jeff Pearlman

Biography

Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is a columnist for si.com. He has worked as as a columnist for ESPN.com, 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 - Nonfiction, Sports

A towering figure on the field for two decades who breezed into the Hall of Fame, Brett Favre was one of the game’s last cowboys. This peerless quarterback guided the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls and one championship win, shattering countless NFL records along the way. GUNSLINGER tells Favre’s story for the first time, drawing on more than 500 interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre. Jeff Pearlman charts an unparalleled journey from his rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi to a car accident that nearly took his life.

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 - 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.