I'm the author and/or editor of six books, including Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku (Univ. of Nebraska Press); Showdown at Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze (St. Martin's); and Play By Play: Los Angeles Sports Photography: 1889-1989 (Angel City Press); and one eBook: "Marathon Crasher: The Life and Times of Merry Lepper, the First American Woman to Run a Marathon."
I began my career as a journalist with the LA Weekly newspaper. My work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, SB Nation, (the original) Deadspin, and Vice, among others, and has been anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing" series.
Born and raised in New York City, I've lived in Los Angeles since the Mets last won the World Series. We share our home with three dogs who keep us sane and crazy at the same time. You can sometimes find me hiking with them in the Verdugos north of LA.
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