Jeff Pearlman Reveals The Enigmatic Life Of Walter Payton In His Book Sweetness

Jeff Pearlman, author of SWEETNESS

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’ bestsellers, Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won! as well as Love Me, Hate Me and The Rocket That Fell to Earth.

Jeff lives in New York with his wife and two children, and enjoys swallowing gum and watching his toes wiggle.