Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of four previous critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy and The Crowd Sounds Happy. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Civitella Ranieri Fellow, a Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy, and an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, and is now a Branford Fellow at Yale University.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist (for The Fly Swatter), Dawidoff is a contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his family.
An unrivaled portrait of day-to-day life in the NFL: 'Riveting . . . an instant classic' (New York Times Book Review).
By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff entered a mysterious and private world with its own rituals and languag...