Books by James S. Hirsch

James S. Hirsch is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. His first book, Hurricane, about the boxer Rubin Carter, garnered much acclaim and landed on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Glo


GOOD VIBRATIONS by Mike Love
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"For Beach Boys completists, essential. For die-hard fans of Love & Mercy, probably one to miss."
The Beach Boy everyone loves to hate speaks his piece—sometimes sweetly, often gruffly, but always candidly. Read full book review >
WALK IN THEIR SHOES by Jim Ziolkowski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A motivational tale of the changes people can make in the lives of others, given determination and a strong faith in right and wrong."
One man's mission to help change the world one school at a time. Read full book review >
WILLIE MAYS by James S. Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Well-researched and fluid, but tendentious and tunnel-visioned."
An admiring—at times even worshipful—portrait of one of baseball's greatest players, whose on-field exploits were astonishing but whose inner life remains largely hidden. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"A provocative amalgam of staunch advocacy, personal experience and investigative reporting."
A character-driven account, written with barely controlled anger, of what diabetes is, what it is like to be diabetic and how and why the medical community is failing to deal effectively with this widespread and as-yet-incurable condition. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2002

"Absorbing and horrendous at the same time: an important contribution to American history."
A journalist's painstaking recounting of a bloody urban race riot that was covered up for decades. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A heady yarn of sports, celebrity, racism, crime, justice, and redemption. (Author tour)"
Former reporter Hirsch spins a riveting, straight-ahead account of one of the great miscarriages of justice in the history of American criminal law, and the fight to overturn it. Read full book review >