Books by Jeff Pearlman

Released: Oct. 11, 2018

"Gridiron fans of all stripes will find this a fascinating exercise in the collision of money, entertainment, politics, and ego."
Scathing, action-packed account of the rise and fall of spring football in the 1980s, with a familiar villain to the piece. Read full book review >
GUNSLINGER by Jeff Pearlman
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Though not without its flaws, Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood."
A warts-and-all biography of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Read full book review >
Released: March 4, 2014

"Pearlman ably demonstrates how deeply flawed human beings can nonetheless create a near-flawless beauty on the court."
The sports-journalist author of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton (2011) returns with a tough-love look at the NBA team that won five championships in the 1980s. Read full book review >
SWEETNESS by Jeff Pearlman
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A highly readable warts-and-all portrait of an athletic giant, but those who prefer their idols unblemished may want to steer clear." and Wall Street Journal writer Pearlman (Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty, 2008, etc.) delivers a definitive biography of one of the NFL's all-time greats. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lurid yet riveting account of an undeniably charismatic, and often loathed, championship team. Readers may want to shower after reading." columnist Pearlman (Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the Making of an Antihero, 2007, etc.) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the on-field excellence and off-field shenanigans of "America's Team" during its 1990s heyday. Read full book review >