About John

John Feinstein is the author of 35 books, including two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: “A Season on the Brink” and “A Good Walk Spoiled.” He is also the author of 10 kids mysteries. His first young adult mystery, “Last Shot,” won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. John also works for The Washington Post, The Golf Channel, Sirius XM Radio and Comcast Sportsnet. He is a much sought after corporate and events speaker.

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Backfield Boys

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | August 2017

Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships. But on day one of practice, they’re shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback. Confronted with mounting…

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  • Ninth Bruce Edwards Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament raises $400,000 for ALS Research

    [October 22, 2015]

    Tom Watson and I hosted The Bruce on October 19th at Congressional Country Club. We had perfect weather. Ninety players took part, including celebrities like Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Gary Williams, Thomas Friedman, Paul Goydos, Steve Flesch, among many others. We have now raised about $4 million in the nine years that we have held…