About Me/Contact

I’m the author of a book called The Kings of New York (which was titled Game of Kings in paperback, and won a Quill Award as the Best Sports Book of 2007, and was named one of Amazon’s top books of the year), about a Brooklyn high-school chess team; and a book about sports in the 1980’s, titled Bigger Than the Game, which interweaves the stories of Bo Jackson, Len Bias, Jim McMahon, and many others. (I also wrote a book of short fiction, Girl Boy Etc.) I’ve lived in central Pennsylvania, Akron, Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, and (currently) San Francisco, and I’ve been a contributing writer for ESPN.com, The New York Times, GQ, and Grantland. I’m currently a contributing writer at Sports on Earth.  I’ve also just finished writing Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games, which will be published by Scribner in August, 2014.

Read my interview with sports blog The Big Lead.

Read my interview with writer/blogger Brandon Sneed.

Read my interview with writer Jerry Barca.

E-Mail (or use the contact form below):

michaeliweinreb (at) gmail

3 responses to “About Me/Contact

  1. Hi Michael,

    Simon here from Newstalk radio in Ireland (www.newstalk.ie). You were in contact with my colleague, Neil. How are things? I just left a message on your voicemail.

    The book is great, I have read 4 chapters. While its an American story, we feel it has real international relevance, as we in europe followed you on the same path around 10 years later. We were hoping to speak on Monday if you are free, at around 12pm noon or 1pm eastern USA time.

    We reckon it would be a 15 minute chat or so, if you are free.

    Regards,

    Simon

  2. I just read Girl Boy Etc. It was amazing… I don’t think I have ever laughed that genuinely while reading a book. You have a gift! Can’t wait to read The Kings of New York.

  3. I just read “Dickens of Detroit” about my father. That was a beautifully written article. Thank you for painting such a life-like picture of Elmore. Now I’ll have to go out and get your books.
    Christopher Leonard

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