About the Author
Mike Lupica is one of the best-known and widely read sports columnists in the United States. He began his newspaper career with the New York Post in 1975, at the age of 23, covering the New York Knicks. In 1977, he became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the Daily News, where he currently writes four syndicated columns a week. He has also worked for New York Newsday and The National. Since 1987, Lupica has written "The Sporting Life" column for Esquire magazine. His work has also appeared in Sport magazine, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and Parade. Lupica is also a regular on ESPN's Sunday morning show, "The Sports Reporters."
Lupica has written or co-written four previous nonfiction books: Reggie, the autobiography of Reggie Jackson (Villard, 1984); Parcells, an autobiography of former Giants and Patriots coach Bill Parcells (Bonus Books, 1987); Wait 'Till Next Year, co-written with novelist and screenwriter William Goldman (Bantam, 1988); and Shooting From The Lip, a collection of columns (Bonus Books, 1988). In addition, he has written four novels: Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner and Jump. Dead Air became the CBS television movie "Money, Power, Murder," for which Lupica also wrote the teleplay. G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish Lupica's new book, Mad As Hell, in October 1996.
Mike Lupica lives in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife, Taylor, and their three sons.