Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.
BestSelling Author & JOURNALIST
– Doris Kearns Goodwin
on The Last Boy
on Sandy Koufax
Leavy’s hilarious debut is a strong early candidate for MVP of the sports novel season…As raunchy as stories by Dan Jenkins and Peter Gent, as authentic as exposes by Jim Bouton and Jim Brosnan, this tale will delight.
– Publishers Weekly
on Squeeze Play
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Q&A with Jane Leavy Author and journalist Jane Leavy discusses her book, The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, about the life and times of the legendary baseball player. Air date: January 27, 2019read more