Books by Michael Sokolove

Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"While the FBI investigation continues to play itself out in court, Sokolove's welcome context could well influence the court of public opinion."
Though focusing on one disgraced coach and his former program, this exposé shows just how wide and deep is the corruption corroding men's college basketball. Read full book review >
PLAYERS FIRST by John Calipari
Released: April 15, 2014

"No backboard-shattering revelations but a candid look at what it takes to remain at the top of the college basketball heap."
With the assistance of Sokolove (Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater, 2013, etc.), University of Kentucky basketball coach Calipari (Bounce Back, 2009, etc.) lays out his coaching philosophy as it applies to his current position as head of college basketball's most storied program. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A memorable, uplifting story about a man who helped students create meaning, hope and magic for themselves and their beleaguered community."
A journalist's account of the final years in a drama teacher's storied career at a high school in Levittown, Pa., a former mill city fallen on hard times. Read full book review >