Authors With Pure Hearts: Jeff Pearlman

If he goes on one of his hot streaks, Barry Bonds could end up tying or breaking Babe Ruth's home run total by the end of this weekend in Philadelphia. We have extra interest in this now after reading Love Me, Hate Me, an excellent biography of Bonds written by Jeff Pearlman, author of The Bad Guys Won! and the… » 5/05/06 3:15pm 5/05/06 3:15pm

Authors With Pure Hearts: Sam Walker

When we were on our Caribbean vacation a while back, we spent most of our time on a beach, sipping blue beverages and ... reading about fantasy baseball. Naturally. Specifically, we were reading Sam Walker's Fantasyland, a relentlessly entertaining look at a fantasy baseball virgin attempting to win the most difficult… » 3/07/06 2:30pm 3/07/06 2:30pm

Authors With Pure Hearts: Will Blythe

We've taken some time off from the Authors With Pure Hearts series, but we gleefully return with Will Blythe's To Hate Like This Is To Be Happy Forever, a hysterical, slightly crazed book about what it means to hate so much that it becomes purifying. In the case of Blythe, born and bred in North Carolina, the target… » 3/03/06 2:15pm 3/03/06 2:15pm

Authors With Pure Hearts: Jeff MacGregor

Continuing our Sports Authors With Pure Hearts series, we present, honestly, one of our favorite sports books of all time: Sunday Money, a whirlwind, Kerouac-esque look at a year on the NASCAR circuit. Sports Ilustrated, New York Times and New Yorker author Jeff MacGregor, along with his photographer wife, packed in a… » 11/22/05 4:00pm 11/22/05 4:00pm

Authors With Pure Hearts: Jere Longman

It has been brought to our attention that, as much as people might like our Why Your Hometown Columnist Sucks feature, sometimes it's nice to point out good sportswriting. We agree; we're very friendly people and love great sportswriting as much, if not more, than anyone. Henceforth, we introduce our Sports Authors… » 11/16/05 3:15pm 11/16/05 3:15pm