Books by Buzz Bissinger

Buzz Bissinger is the author of Friday Night Lights and A Prayer for the City. Formerly a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer, he has won the Pulitzer Prize and the Livingston Award, among other honors. He is a contributing edit

THE SECRETS OF MY LIFE by Caitlyn  Jenner
Released: April 25, 2017

"Painting a life both shallow and deep, painstakingly choreographed and unscripted, Jenner's candid portrait of a self in the remaking is a marvel to behold."
A rugged tale of brute beauty and pyrrhic individualism. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2012

"An intriguing memoir that suffers from confusing narrative lapses, such as contradictory accounts of Zach's work history."
The author of Friday Night Lights (1990) chronicles a cross-country road trip he shared with his 24-year-old brain-damaged son Zach. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A simple but moving story about the double-edged sword of precocious athletic talent and the redemptive power of teamwork."
NBA superstar James and Vanity Fair contributor and acclaimed sportswriter Bissinger (Three Nights in August, 2005, etc.) profile James's championship high-school basketball team. Read full book review >
Released: April 5, 2005

"Even so, La Russa turns up results, as readers will discover—and, of course, he took the Cards to the World Series in 2004. A real treat for scholarly baseball fans, and a better management book than most on the business shelves."
Is baseball a game? Not by this first-rate account of a battle of titans, in which a pampered star player insists that he's a "performer" and the manager-hero employs the strategic skills of a warlord. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"In the real world, life goes on, and this is definitely a story about the real world. (16 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Bissinger (Friday Night Lights, 1990), a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, merges the stories of a frenetic mayor and a dying city in a tour de force that paints a rich picture of a depressing reality. Read full book review >