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Jeff Pearlman

Biography

Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including SHOWTIME: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s; SWEETNESS: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton; BOYS WILL BE BOYS: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty; and THE BAD GUYS WON. He lives with his wife, Catherine, and two children, Casey and Emmett, in California.

Jeff Pearlman

Books by Jeff Pearlman

by Jeff Pearlman - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

In GUNSLINGER, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre’s story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a 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, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn’t bear to leave.

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.