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Jane Leavy, award-winning former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post, is author of the New York Times bestsellers Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood, and the comic novel Squeeze Play. She lives in Washington, D.C. and Truro, Massachusetts.

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"The Last Boy is something new in the history of the histories of the Mick. It is hard fact, reported by someone greatly skilled at that craft...and presented so that the reader and not the author draws nearly all the conclusions."--Keith Olberman, The New York Times Book Review
"Leavy shows Mantle at his unfathomable worst and unrecognized best. For even the most ardent Mantleologist, The Last Boy, is an education."--Time magazine
"Do not walk--sprint--to the bookstore to get a copy of The Last Boy."--Boston Globe
"The Last Boy is stunning. Jane Leavy captures the beautiful, imperfect Mickey Mantle with equal measures of depth and empathy. She finds the buried answers to the riddle of what drove and haunted the Mick."--David Maraniss, author of Clemente and Lombardi: When Pride Still Mattered
"Engrossing.... The Last Boy is a fresh, thorough examination of Mickey Mantle's life."--New York Newsday
"[The Last Boy] is a tale deftly told, rich in detail, unvarnished and unsparing, researched to a fare-thee-well, alternatively fluid and florid, and without staleness because Leavy has found a new angle from which to come at a well-worked-over subject."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Candid, compassionate...the best of the Mantle biographies."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"With storytelling bravado and fresh research...[in] Leavy's hands, the life of Mantle no longer defies logic. She hits a long home run."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A masterpiece of sports biography."--Booklist (starred review)

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