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; 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; and a cultural and personal history of college football, Season of Saturdays, which was named one of the best books of the year by Newsweek and Quartz. (I also wrote a book of short fiction, Girl Boy Etc.) I’ve lived in central Pennsylvania, Akron, Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and (currently) Portland, and I’ve been a contributing writer for ESPN, The New York Times, Grantland and Rolling Stone. I’m currently a freelance writer for several outlets, including The Athletic and The Ringer, and am open to additional opportunities both in online journalism and multimedia.
Read my interview with sports blog The Big Lead.
Read my interview with writer/blogger Brandon Sneed.
Read my interview with writer Jerry Barca.
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