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Dr. Z
Dr. Z

Dr. Z

The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer
By Paul Zimmerman, Edited by Peter King

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $34.95)

ISBN 9781629374642

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2017)

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Overview

During his nearly 50 years of sportswriting, including 28 at Sports Illustrated, readers of Dr. Z came to expect a certain alchemical, trademark blend: words which were caustic and wry, at times self-deprecating or even puzzling, but always devilishly smart with arresting honesty. In 2008, Zimmerman had nearly completed work on his personal memoirs when a series of strokes left him largely unable to speak, read, or write. Compiled and edited by longtime SI colleague Peter King, these are the stories he still wants to see told. Dr. Z's memoir is a rich package of personalities, stories never shared about such characters as Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, and Hunter S. Thompson.

Author Biography

Paul Zimmerman, known to generations of readers as "Dr. Z", was a sports writer for five decades, including nearly 30 years at Sports Illustrated, before being stricken by a series of strokes in 2008. His 1970 book The Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football is regarded as an essential read for serious football fans. Peter King is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and the author of the popular football column "Monday Morning Quarterback." He has appeared on television as part of Football Night in America on NBC and Monday Night Football on ABC.

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Dr. Z

The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer

By Paul Zimmerman, Edited by Peter King

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Paul Zimmerman was so much more than just a football writer. Until a series of strokes left him unable to read, write or even speak, his incredibly sharp wit and startlingly honesty lent themselves to a lifetime a story-telling. Dr. Z’s unique voice and point of view will never be truly replicated, but thankfully his memoirs, filled with untold stories and experiences offer immeasurable insight into his brilliant mind.

 

In Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer, (Triumph Books, September 1, 2017), Paul Zimmerman relays stories and insights from his life and impressive 30-year career. From his time covering football and Lombardi in Green Bay to his “collecting instinct” and opinions on wine, this compilation offers the best of Dr. Z. Highlights include:

 

  • A passionate and heartfelt foreword by Peter King that encapsulates his commitment to Zimmerman and his work
  • Zimmerman’s Olympic coverage of Mexico City, Munich and Moscow
  • An entire chapter dedicated to quarterbacks like Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas and Doug Williams, who changed the game of football
  • Dr. Z’s all time teams
  • His favorite memories from the 37 Super Bowls he covered

 

In Dr. Z, Peter King has compiled the best of Paul Zimmerman’s 50 years of sports writing. With stories from Zimmerman’s 28 years at Sports Illustrated as well as never before shared stories and anecdotes, this work is the Dr. Z readers have always known and never seen before.

 

About the Author:

Paul Zimmerman, known to generations of readers as "Dr. Z", was a sports writer for five decades, including nearly 30 years at Sports Illustrated, before being stricken by a series of strokes in 2008. His 1970 book The Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football is regarded as an essential read for serious football fans.

 

Peter King is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and the author of the popular football column "Monday Morning Quarterback." He has appeared on television as part of Football Night in America on NBC and Monday Night Football on ABC.

 

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