Jeff Pearlman

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Jeff Pearlman is an American sports writer. He has written two books about baseball and was the author of the infamous John Rocker interview in Sports Illustrated. In October 2011 he released his fifth book, a biography of Walter Payton titled, "Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton." It spent four weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Pearlman was born and raised in Mahopac, New York. He got his start in journalism in 1989, when he interned at a weekly newspaper in Cross River, entitled "The Patent Trader". After graduating from the University of Delaware, he was hired as a food and fashion writer by The Tennessean in Nashville. In 1996, Pearlman was hired by Sports Illustrated, where he spent nearly seven years as a baseba
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Boys Will Be Boys: The Glor...

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The Bad Guys Won!

4.01 avg rating — 3,401 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Sweetness: The Enigmatic Li...

4.04 avg rating — 1,359 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Ri...

4.20 avg rating — 1,104 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bon...

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The Rocket That Fell to Ear...

3.69 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Football for a Buck: The Cr...

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“Landry returned to school following the war and played fullback and defensive back for the Longhorn squads that won the 1948 Sugar Bowl and, his senior year, the 1949 Orange Bowl.”
Jeff Pearlman, Boys Will Be Boys

“Everyone loves a success story,” says Newton. “And once you succeed, everyone loves tearing you down.”
Jeff Pearlman, Boys Will Be Boys

“Aikman, whose vocal stylings are reminiscent of a cat choking on a lug nut.”
Jeff Pearlman, Boys Will Be Boys

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