A memoir of life and sport by the New York Times columnist and feature writer, one of the most articulate and admired sports writers in America. Mr. Berkow's very personal story carried him from his youth on the streets of Chicago to his accomplishments in Manhattan and elsewhere.
Ira Berkow has been a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for more than twenty years. In 2001 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting with his article on 'The Minority Quarterback,' later published by Ivan R. Dee in a book of the same name. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including the best-sellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar. He lives in New York City.