About the Author
Once called "the world's greatest sports writer" by GQ Magazine, Frank Deford is the author of twelve books, including novels, biography, sports, social history, and humor. He is one of the most respected and versatile sports writers in America, and is regularly seen on HBO's "Real Sports" with Bryant Gumbel. He is also heard every week on National Public Radio, and his articles have been appearing in Sports Illustrated since 1962. The six-time Sportswriter of the Year is a member of the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. A graduate of Princeton University, Deford resides in Westport, CT.