Sep 22, 2013 — Former NFL receiver Nate Jackson's new memoir, Slow Getting Up, is a raw account of his six years on the field. Jackson spent most of that time with the Denver Broncos, and while he wasn't a star, he got just as banged up as the big-name players — and learned to play through the pain.
Jul 5, 2013 — Romance author Eloisa James picks five sweet summer reads that turn trauma into romantic triumph. Whether you've been jilted at the altar, humiliated in the school paper or just plain rejected, James says you'll find these books "as healing as ice cream."
Feb 7, 2012 — This week brings four novels about love: childhood love in immigrant Brooklyn; married love in dot-com San Francisco; intergenerational love and tension in Philadelphia; and an academic father's sometimes obtuse love for his three daughters. In nonfiction, football star Michael Oher describes his experiences in foster care.
Mar 9, 2011 — Excerpt: 'I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond'
Feb 9, 2011 — Michael Oher's journey from homelessness to football stardom has been the subject of a best-selling book — as well as the Academy Award-winning film The Blind Side. Now, Oher hopes to separate real-life fact from movie fiction in his own words.
Sep 14, 2009 — Jon Krakauer's latest book sheds new light on the death of former NFL player Pat Tillman, who left the Arizona Cardinals to fight in Afghanistan. The author examines the soldier's death by friendly fire, and the government's subsequent effort to cover that up.
Jul 26, 2008 — Stefan Fatsis got the Denver Broncos to let him kick with the team and then wrote a book about the experience, titled A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL.
May 6, 2008 — Four years ago, Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan. The military initially reported that the former NFL star died a heroic death in an insurgent strike, before admitting he was killed by friendly fire. Mary Tillman has continued to investigate her son's death and has written a book about him.
Nov 1, 2006 — One of football's greatest players was quarterback Johnny Unitas. But he was more than a great player. Unitas was a unique man who towered above his contemporaries, and the stars who have played after him.
Oct 10, 2006 — In Blind Side, Michael Lewis traces how the humble offensive left tackle has evolved into football's pivotal position. The book also tells the story of a young man with the position's rare qualities — and his escape from poverty through football.