Jeff Pearlman

Columnist, Author


Jeff Pearlman is a columnist for He has worked as a columnist for, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a features writer for Newsday and amazingly as The (Nashville) Tennessean's food and fashion writer. His new book, Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, explores the days of an amazing, mysterious, misunderstood football icon. He is also the author of two New York Times' best-sellers, Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won! as well as the non-New York Times' best-sellers, Love Me, Hate Me and The Rocket That Fell to Earth. Pearlman lives in New York with his wife and two children, and enjoys swallowing gum and watching his toes wiggle.