Books by Neal Thompson

Neal Thompson was born (1965) and raised in New Jersey, outside New York City. After graduating from the University of Scranton, he began his award-winning journalism career as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. For the next 15 years, he worked at

KICKFLIP BOYS by Neal Thompson
Released: May 15, 2018

"A highly candid memoir of parenthood that often fascinates and occasionally frustrates as the author tries to come to terms with the causes that have produced these particular effects."
Permissive parenting clashes with adolescent rebellion amid the skateboarding subculture. Read full book review >
Released: May 7, 2013

"A nuts-and-bolts, mostly nonextraordinary rendering of an extraordinary American life."
Biography of legendary "Believe It Or Not" cartoonist, world traveler and eccentric millionaire Robert Ripley (1890-1949). Read full book review >
Released: July 31, 2007

"Longwinded though affecting tribute to resilience and solidarity."
Even a Category 5 hurricane can't stop a revered coach and his championship high-school football team. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Reverential attitude at odds with its gritty premise—but all of which NASCAR fans will lap up."
Setting his sights on the NASCAR phenomenon, Thompson (Light This Candle, 2004) focuses on the sordid origins of the sport, this country's second most popular, behind only football. Read full book review >
Released: March 23, 2004

"Just what a biography should be: sharp, evocative, and brisk."
Veteran journalist Thompson limns an authentic American life. Read full book review >