Jeff Pearlman

  • Twitter Icon
  • Twitter Icon
  • Twitter Icon

New Yang, New Yang

Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 10.55.52 AM

So in case you don’t know, I now host a weekly podcast titled TWO WRITERS SLINGING YANG. It’s available via Bumpers and/or iTunes, and yesterday’s episode marks my 16th week on the job.

I began slinging yang for a simple reason: I love talking writing with writers. Like, I love, love, love, love it. I love hearing about technique, device, approach, setback, elation. Everything about writing is passion for me, and to share that with others is pure bliss.

I digress.

The new Yang stars Tom Junod, and in particular we discuss three of his all-time greatest works …

• 1. The Falling Man—Wright Thompson considers this to be a piece of legend. I agree.

• 2. The Greatest, At Rest—Jesus, the detail and precision. Just beyond reproach.

• 3. Can You Say … Hero?—Where he tries and show you the real Mr. Rogers. Perhaps my favorite of the three pieces.

Anyhow, Tom was terrific, and I’m always open to suggestions for future episodes.

Showtime Book
Love Me, Hate Me Barry Bonds Book
Sweetness Walter Peyton Book
The Bad Guys Won Book
The Rocket that Fell to Earth Book
Boys Will Be Boys Book

Once again, Jeff Pearlman has produced an exhaustively researched, elegantly written book that re-creates one of the most colorful and memorable teams of the modern era. No basketball fan's bookshelf will be complete without it.

— Seth Davis, author of Wooden: A Coach's Life