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Williams has written on subjects including the California cocaine trade, Oakland’s Black Panther Party and the career of San Francisco mayor and political power-broker Willie Brown. His journalism also has been honored with: the Gerald Loeb Award for financial writing; the California Associated Press’ Fairbanks Award for public service; and, on three occasions, the Center for California Studies' California Journalism Award for political reporting. He was the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Journalist of the Year in 1999.
Born in Ohio, he graduated from Brown University and the University of California-Berkeley and attended University College, London, U.K. Before joining the Chronicle, he worked as a reporter at the Hayward Daily Review, the Oakland Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner. He was a University of Michigan Journalism Fellow in 1986-87.
Well investigated and told story of baseballs biggest scandal. We'll written with honest evidence. Why some players should not be in hall of fame or have some of baseballs... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Steve E. Daley
I read this book several years ago and must have loaned out my copy. I enjoyed this book do much I wanted to have a copy to keep. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LOIS MARUSKA
This seems mixed in with reviews for some book about Barry Bonds--wha? Anyhow, on the book about Leonard's family, I finished it--parts were chuckle worthy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Star
I enjoyed this immensely. It was touching , funny and reminiscent of my own family. It made me remember and cry over things I have experienced with my family and loved ones gone... Read morePublished 1 month ago by donlyn
Mini to Mighty mouse.
Look at him 2-3 years before he hit 50+ home runs. You'd never know it was the same guy. Ego trumps all for some.
I'm always intrigued with history, and the "steroid era" is a big one. Especially as a Baseball fan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by bpj01
"Cheat or lose" Victor Conte
Just got done reading this great book written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. Read more
I loved every aspect of this book. It exposed Bonds for being the player we knew he was. Makes you wonder if someone is doing well if they are not on the juice.Published 4 months ago by Damion C Byrd