New York Times Review of Books on Maravich: "Its labor-of-love enthusiasm is infectious, and it's essential for Maravich completists, especially for the reassessment of his pro career and for anecdotal feats of basketball wizardry."
Maravich "Pistol" Pete Maravich mesmerized fans and opponents alike with audacious ball handling and prodigious scoring. The mop-topped, floppy-socked prodigy was a legend at LSU, averaging a staggering 44.2 points per game -- the highest in NCAA history. Then a brilliant pro career with the Hawks, Jazz and Celtics led to enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Now, after staying silent for two decades, Maravich's widow, Jackie, has welcomed authors Wayne Federman and Marshall Terrill into Pistol Pete's private world. The result is the definitive biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
Knockout! Now Vikki's story can finally be told. Knockout! The Sexy, Violent, Extraordinary Life of Vikki LaMotta is a simple, straight-from-the-heart account of a life that knew its share of violence, sex and betrayal, but ultimately became a survivor's journey to redemption. As Hauser writes: "Vikki LaMotta was a good person. That's as simply and honestly as I can put it. She battled her demons and won. This is her story."
I Don't Believe It, But It's True Thomas Hauser recounts 2005 in professional boxing in I Don't Believe It, But It's True. The book starts with an in-depth personal portrait of Oscar De La Hoya and moves quickly to luminaries like Mike Tyson and Don King. There's a behind-the-scenes exposť of the television reality show The Contender and blow-by-blow commentary on the year's most exciting fights, including the dethroning of Bernard Hopkins. With this book, Hauser solidifies his reputation as the best boxing writer in America.