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; 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.

E-Mail me with feedback or professional inquiries (or use the contact form below):

michaeliweinreb (at) gmail

3 thoughts on “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.



  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. Christopher Leonard April 15, 2014 — 6:01 pm

    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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