When The Dynasty was published last fall I couldn’t do traditional book signings due to COVID. No bookstores were able to host in-store events. To improvise, I worked with dozens of booksellers throughout New England. We scrapped in-person author talks and question-and-answer sessions with readers. And I’m not a big fan of virtual events. Instead, I trekked around New England and set up on the street in front of bookstores. I talked to people one-on-one. It got cold. But New Englanders are a hardy bunch, and the bookstores fed me a steady stream of hot chocolate. I signed oodles of books between September and Christmas. Along the way, I met countless Patriots fans and plenty of fans of opposing teams. It was a ball.
This is from my journal.
July 1, 2021
Last night I saw “Springsteen on Broadway.” It’s the first full-length show on stage since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Broadway theaters 470-something days ago. Proof of vaccination was required to enter the St. James Theater. I went with my book editor, Jofie Ferrari-Adler. My daughters love his name. I love him for his friendship and the profound impact he’s had on my writing career. Publishing The Dynasty together during the pandemic was a lifeline. We agreed to meet beforehand for dinner in Midtown at Oceana.
Today, Variety magazine reported that my book Poisoned, which was published in 2011, will be the basis of a television documentary.
Jan 8, 2021
When I finished writing Steve Young’s biography and before spending two years with the Patriots organization while writing The Dynasty, I teamed up with my longtime friend Armen Keteyian to write Tiger Woods’s biography. It was a three-year odyssey. Then, one week before our book came out in March 2018, esteemed New York Times book critic Dwight Garner compared it to a Christopher Nolan movie, saying, “I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.”