Jeff Pearlman is the author of five books—three New York Times best-seller’s. His most recent, Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, was called “the best sports biography” of 2011 by Sports Illustrated. Jeff is a contributing columnist to si.com. He has worked as as a columnist for ESPN.com, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a features writer for Newsday and — amazingly — as The (Nashville) Tennessean’s food and fashion writer. 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 andThe 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.