Books by Austin Murphy

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An inspiring, eye-opening introduction to a sport not to be confused with commercial wrestling."
An absorbing account of achievement by a one-legged college athlete who beat the odds and won the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"An inspirational story for anyone, especially those living with Parkinson's."
Renowned bicycle racer and founder of the Davis Phinney Foundation gives the gift of life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A fun, frenetic memoir of one of the more volatile college gridiron campaigns in recent memory."
Attention college-football fanatics: If you couldn't find your way to either the Golden Dome in South Bend or the Swamp in Gainesville last season, never fear, Austin Murphy (How Tough Could It Be?: The Trials and Errors of a Sportswriter Turned Stay-at-Home Dad, 2004, etc.) is here. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"After this paean to all he's learned, it's jarring to read that Murphy later returned to the Sports Illustrated life. He may claim that since his adventure, 'when I'm home, I'm more involved,' but that's cold comfort."
Predictable but funny account of a sports journalist's half-year stint as a stay-at-home dad. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"More than just a game book of college football, The Sweet Season at the innocent appeal of sports in everyday life."
Sports and human interest intertwine as a man rediscovers the pureness of amateur sports as well as the joys of family life. Read full book review >