Joe Posnanski has been a sports columnist at the Kansas City Star since 1996 and is a contributing writer to Sports Illustrated. He has twice been named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has also won the nation's top honors as a feature writer and project writer, and has been nominated for awards by the Associated Press Sports Editors nineteen times. In 2004, he became the first sports writer to be nominated in four separate categories. He is the author of The Good Stuff, a collection of his columns, has contributed to ESPN's College Football Encyclopedia and The Sporting News' 25 Greatest NFL Moments, and his work has been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing. He lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.