Jane Leavy Biography
Jane Leavy is an American sportswriter and feature writer, formerly with the Washington Post. She writes particularly about baseball.
Leavy is the author of the 1990 comic novel Squeeze Play, which was called “the best novel ever written about baseball” by Entertainment Weekly. She also wrote a best-selling 2002 biography of Sandy Koufax.
In 2010, Leavy published The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, an extensive chronicle of Mantle’s off-field behavior. The book was based on interviews she had with the late Yankee slugger. Excerpts from the book have been published in Sports Illustrated and the New York Daily News.
Leavy’s new book, The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, was published by Harper on October 16, 2018. The book was named one of the top ten biographies/memoirs for the fall of 2018 by Publishers Weekly.
Jane Leavy Education
Leavy who is originally from Roslyn, New York graduated from Barnard College in 1974 and from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1976.
Jane Leavy Age
Leavy was born on December 26, 1951 in Roslyn, New York, United States. She is 67 years old as of 2018.
Jane Leavy Husband
Leavy has two children, Nick born in 1985 and Emma Isakoff born in 1988. She resides in Washington, D.C., and has a house in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. There is no any available information about her husband.
Jane Leavy Books
- 2002 : Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy
- 2010 : The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood
Jane Leavy Salary
Information about her salary is not available
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood
Award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle.
The legendary Hall-of-Fame outfielder was a national hero during his record-setting career with the New York Yankees, but public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family strife badly tarnished the ballplayer’s reputation in his latter years.
In The Last Boy, Leavy plumbs the depths of the complex athlete, using copious first-hand research as well as her own memories, to show why The Mick remains the most beloved and misunderstood Yankee slugger of all time.
Originally published: October 12, 2010
Author: Jane Leavy
Editor: Jane Leavy
Nominations: Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography