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, and (currently) San Francisco, 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, and am working on a book about football as it relates to the evolution of American culture.
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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