Jeff Pearlman is a columnist for SI.com, a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, and the critically acclaimed author of Boys Will Be Boys, The Bad Guys Won!, and Love Me, Hate Me.
Great teams and personalities provide fertile ground for good writers. The team of the Nineties, the Cowboys, was not short on talent or personality with the likes of Jerry Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Charles Haley, and Nate Newton. Pearlman engagingly profiles the rise and fall of that raucous, drug-fueled, sex-addled team in titillating detail. Some of the vulgar behavior reported here is shocking even in today's culture of regular bad behavior by prominent athletes (though some Cowboys, like Troy Aikman and Robert Jones, do come across as honorable). Pearlman's portrayal of sex, sin, and football in Big D will find readers in all public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/08.] Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.