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The best of Lee Gruenfeld's Ironman columns

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from HarperCOllins:

#4 on the New York Times Bestseller list

Written by Lee Gruenfeld for John Brenkus

New York Times: #4

Barnes & Noble: #1 top seller #3 top seller

Wall Street Journal: #7

Publisher's Weekly: #5

If you're interested in understanding the American character, there are plenty of texts to consult— including, of course, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and Alexis de Tocqueville's meditations on this country. Here's another work to add to the mix: John Brenkus's "The Perfection Point," about the absolute limits of human athletic performance.
                                                           Wall Street Journal


Beyond fascinating. An imagined scenario...accompanies each chapter. They aren't just hypothetical vignettes but truly moving accounts that move beyond sports journalism and approach literature."


“Sure to spark debate in sporting and scientific circles,  the book is engagingly written, well argued, and —even when  the conclusions seem almost science-fictiony— entirely plausible.”
Booklist (*starred review)


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March, 2008
from Simon & Schuster:

A fighter's journey

The autobiography of history's only
four-time World Heavyweight Champion

by Evander Holyfield and Lee Gruenfeld


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Click here for a story and photos from the 2011 Caminetti Cup

Now in paperback!

Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief
The Astonishing True Story of a
High-Society Cat Burglar

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In paperback soon:

* * * * Four Stars -- Nobody writes better about golf in all its glorious stupidity.
                         -- David Feherty, CBS golf analyst

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Now in paperback:

An Eddie Caminetti golf novel from "Troon McAllister"
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"McAllister has carved himself a special little niche
as one of the foremost practitioners of golf fiction."
      -- Kirkus Reviews


You can have any of Lee Gruenfeld's books autographed at no charge.
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Novels (descriptions & reviews):

Irreparable Harm All Fall Down
The Halls of Justice The Expert
The Street
As Troon McAllister:
The Green The Foursome
The Kid Who Batted 1.000 Scratch

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Short Stories & Articles 
(complete text):

Par 32: A Space Oddity Jerry Swerdlow Saves
the World
Triathlon Widows  


Excerpts from a work in progress:

A Practical Guide for Everyday Living


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Photos of Haiti before the earthquake


(1) 22(+) Lesser-Known Movies
You Really Should See...and Why
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Quill & paperHere you will find descriptions of Lee Gruenfeld's novels, excerpts from book reviews, some biographical background, an interview with the author and his recommendations of books by other authors. You can read entertaining essays from a current work-in-progress and the complete text of two short stories. You can also link directly to the world's largest on-line bookstore,, where you can purchase Lee Gruenfeld's books or any of over 2 million others.

Novels by Lee Gruenfeld:
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Irreparable Harm cover All Fall Down cover The Halls of Justice cover

  Irreparable Harm

All Fall Down

The Halls of Justice

The Expert cover

The Expert

 The Street

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The Green

  The Foursome

 The Kid Who 
Batted 1.000





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