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The Big Fella Reviewed in WSJ, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune

Boston Globe, "23 hot picks for cool fall books" Leavy follows up her outstanding biography of Mickey Mantle with another winner, this time about the most important baseball player of all time. The author covers all aspects of Ruth’s massive life, bringing true...

The Big Fella on Vulture’s Best New Books

New Books You Should Read This October Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible. See his picks from last month and next month. The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, by Jane...

Watch Jane’s Pitch

At the Yankee home game against the Orioles on Friday, September 21, Jane threw out the first pitch! The last homestand of the regular season ended in a win for Babe's old team,...

Starred Review from Publishers Weekly

As Leavy points out, Ruth lived as hard as he played; he “imbibed whatever life had to offer.” Ruth’s accomplishments and his appetites for drink and women (he had several extramarital affairs) coincided with the rise of sports journalism and marketing, and his...

The Big Fella is a Top 10 in Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly posted its list of the Top 10 Memoirs & Biographies coming in Fall 2018: This fall sees some striking memoirs by and biographies of movie and TV notables, big-name athletes, and important political figures: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A...

15 Best Books on Baseball to Read

Signature-Reads.com selected Sandy Koufax as one of the 15 books to read before the start of baseball season. They write: Koufax’s name is incredibly well known, but the player is also incredibly private. Jane Leavy does all baseball-fans a service by offering this...

The Stacks Chat

Originally published in the Bronx Banter blog in 2003, this interview with Alex Belth was recently added to The Stacks Reader. Alex: Did you always want to be a sportswriter? Jane: I wanted to be a sportswriter because I wanted to be a writer, and a teacher once told...