Jonathan Eig, a former senior special reporter at the Wall Street Journal, is the author of several highly acclaimed books, two of which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. His first book, Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, won the Casey Award for best baseball book of 2005; his second book, Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, was named one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, and The Washington Post. In his third book, Get Capone Eig discovered thousands of pages of new material on Capone, affirming his trustworthy reporting reputation in what The New York Times called a 'multifaceted portrait,' a 'gore-spattered thriller,' and 'as much a dark history of urban America between the world wars as it is another mobster's life story.' And in The Birth of the Pill, Eig again tackles an enormous volume of unexamined personal correspondence in an original and richly-textured narrative.
We spoke to Jonathan Eig, author of The Birth of the Pill, about a 1950s sexual revolution, feminism, and how far we’ve come.
Last night my #MuhammadAli book won the @PENamerican @espn Award for Literary Sportswriting. Wow! Here’s my accepta… https://t.co/GZ3FXMbbam
by @jonathaneig - 13 hours ago
@SportsHistProf @PENamerican Thanks!
@realmikeezra @PENamerican Thanks!
by @jonathaneig - yesterday
@PENamerican Amazing! So honored.
RT @PENamerican: Congratulations to @jonathaneig, winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. #PENawards
Saddened to hear about the passing of Howard Bingham, a dear friend of Muhammad Ali's and a wonderfu...
by @jonathaneig - one year ago
Ring Magazine has retroactively named Muhammad Ali fighter of the year for 1966, after denying him t...
My new book, ALI: A LIFE, the first complete, unauthorized biography of Muhammad Ali, is coming in 2...
“It takes an Uncle Tom Negro to keep calling me by my slave name,” Muhammad Ali said after opponent ...
Muhammad Ali openly attacked American racism at a time when the nation’s black athletes and celebrit...