Michael Weinreb's previous book Game of Kings won the Quill Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon.com. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, Newsday, and ESPN.com, as his work has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing collection. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Weinreb is to be applauded for recognizing in the landscape of the
'80s - whether he's talking about sports, politics, or ESPN - 'a
full- on embrace of American excess at its most excessive.'"
"There was a time when sports were mostly legend; today, they're mostly marketing opportunities. Michael Weinreb has figured out when that evolution happened and how that transformation worked. Deeply researched and kinetically narrative, "Bigger than the Game" is technically about the year 1986, but it's actually about the jarring recognition of a new reality we can't escape."