Author Archives: Paul Beston

Fighting for Wisdom Inside the Ring

This boxer’s memoir is a good corrective to the “follow your dream” mantra—when the discovery is in losing, not winning.

Salvation Street

Mystery novelist Andrew Klavan’s inspiring Christian memoir

Steve Bartman and the Mob

The calls for him to return to Wrigley, supposedly to show that he is forgiven, obscure the fact that the need for forgiveness runs the other way.

Remembering Jim Morrison

The Doors frontman and his admiral father lived a generation’s turmoil.

Walter Payton: Sweetness Unto Death

Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, by Jeff Pearlman, Gotham Books, …

Fighting Words

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, George Kimball and John Schulian, …