–David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered and Once in a Great City
“Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way.”
"Jeff Pearlman's deeply reported book is an unprecedented picture of an unprecedented athlete. Brett Favre emerges as at once incorrigibly childish and a magnetic leader of men. Perhaps never in sports history has a star so big inhabited a market so small. Gunslinger leaves an impression of Favre that is neither simply good nor bad, but rather something nearly non-existent in sportswriting today: a full portrait of a human being."
–David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene
"Here's a story as iconic as 'The Gunslinger' himself, Brett Favre. Like Favre, Jeff Pearlman goes deep–and scores."
–Adam Schefter, author of Romo: My Life on the Edge and Think Like A Champion
"This is the deepest understanding we are likely to have of Favre for quite some time... Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood." --Kirkus Reviews
"Presenting Favre as a congenial, larger-than-life character, a 'gunslinger,' who was fun to watch on the field and hard to root against, Pearlman proves to be a good match for his subject and creates a compelling work." -- Library Journal, starred review
"A wealth of NFL-insider anecdotes sure to enthrall fans. Rarely does a straightforward sports bio ascend mainstream best-seller lists, but this could be the exception. Clear a spot: Gunslinger is coming." -- Booklist
“Skilled sports biographer Pearlman brings his dogged, one-more-phone-call approach to this massively enjoyable book on Brett Favre, the gambling, cannon-armed quarterback whose talent and boyish enthusiasm brought the Green Bay Packers back to hallowed relevance in the mid-1990s.”
-- Publishers Weekly
"What does 'Gunslinger' offer the Wisconsinite who has read a gazillion words about Favre over the past decades? A perspective outside the Packerland bubble, for one. He also delivers detailed reporting on aspects of Favre's life that we tend to dismiss in a line of background . . . Compelling."
-- Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"Terrific . . . It’s not only a page-turner, but it’s built on a foundation of solid journalism by an author who has a background as a newspaper reporter . . . Many [stories] are new and draw back the curtain on Favre’s life in a way that hadn’t been done."
-- Gary D'Amato, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults."
-- Chicago Tribune
"Comprehensive and readable, it's chock-full of stories gleaned through 573 interviews; even better, it provides a sense of the man."
-- Sports Illustrated
"A must-read . . . Well-researched and entertaining."