Gregg Easterbrook

Gregg Easterbrook

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in Buffalo, The United States



My favorite author is Willa Cather.

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I was born in Buffalo, New York and have lived there plus Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Colorado, Pakistan and Washington, D.C. My wife is a State Department official, which accounts for the globe-trotting: currently she is the #2 officer of this Personal globe-trotting includes time in Ecuador as Fulbright fellow. We have three children, boys born in 1989 and 1995 and a girl born in 1990.

I’ve published three literary novels and five nonfiction books, with a sixth nonfiction book coming September 2013. The nonfiction is all over the map – economics, theology, psychological, environmental policy. If I had my writing career to do over again, I suppose I would have focused on a single genre, which makes commercial succ

Here are nonfiction books of unusual merit, that have informed my understanding of the human condition:

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam

The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt

The Promised Land by Nicholas Lemann

There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

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“Torture numbers and they will confess to anything”
Gregg Easterbrook

“The Blue Hose of Presbyterian College and the Ichabods of Washburn University are perhaps the most amusing nicknames in collegiate sports; Blue Hose refers to stockings, not to melancholy courtesans.”
Gregg Easterbrook, The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America
tags: humor

“Keep your eye off the ball. Ninety percent of what’s important happens away from the focus of attention.”
Gregg Easterbrook, The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football

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