JEFF PEARLMAN

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My greatest career disappointment …

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… probably came 4 1/2 years ago, when HarperCollins released my Barry Bonds biography, Love Me, Hate Me … to silence.

It certainly wasn’t Harper’s fault. Largely, bad timing. The biography came out about 2 1/2 weeks after Game of Shadows, and the world just wasn’t hungering for another look at Bonds, even if the two books had completely different focusses. So me and my book sort of faded away. I did a bunch of interviews, and ESPN the Magazine ran an excerpt. But overall, it just sold sorta blah.

This was crushing.

Anyhow, no point to this. Just popped into my head.  🙂