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From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth — the man Roger Angell dubbed “the model for modern celebrity.”
Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.
BestSelling Author & JOURNALIST
Jane Leavy is an award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for theÂ Washington Post, known for diving into a subject and emerging with work that is both meticulously researched and narratively rich. She is the author of the national bestsellers The Last Boy, Sandy Koufax and the comic novel, Squeeze Play, called “the best novel ever written about baseball” by Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Washington, D.C. and Truro, Massachusetts.
– Doris Kearns Goodwin
on The Last Boy
Leavy has hit it out of the park… A lot more than a biography. It’s a consideration of how we create our heroes, and how this hero’s self perception distinguishes him from nearly every other great athlete in living memory… a remarkably rich portrait.
on Sandy Koufax
Leavy’s hilarious debut is a strong early candidate for MVP of the sports novel season’s raunchy as stories by Dan Jenkins and Peter Gent, as authentic as exposes by Jim Bouton and Jim Brosnan, this tale will delight.
– Publishers Weekly
on Squeeze Play
News & Events
Read Jane's op-ed in the New York Times on the sale, at the end of 1919, that changed baseball â€” and New York City â€” forever: One hundred years ago on Christmas Day, typically the slowest news day of the year, George Herman Ruth Jr. knew there would be a news hole...
And will be featured in the October 6, 2019 paperback row highlights fromÂ The New York Times: This detail-packed biography of the baseball legend recounts his eventful life and tracks the machinations behind his rise to an unprecedented kind of celebrity in the...