David Fischer has written more than two dozen books on sports, including The Super Bowl: The First Fifty Years of America's Greatest Game; Derek Jeter #2: Thanks for the Memories; The New York Yankees of the 1950s: Mantle, Stengel, Berra, and a Decade of Dominance; and Big Papi: David Ortiz, Thanks for the Memories.
Tom Brady has walked two amazing tightropes during his illustrious career. The first is inside the locker room, where, despite being a mega-celebrity whose notoriety far transcends the sport of professional football, he has carefully managed to remain 'One of the Guys, ' which is hard enough for any quarterback to do, let alone one who has won six Super Bowls. The second tightrope is the one he has walked outside the locker room; there he has managed to live an active non-hermit quite public life as a family man going to his kids' games as the husband of a supermodel whose fame and visibility in her world may exceed his own in his world, all while constructing an invisible shield to keep the public at bay. In Tom Brady: A Celebration of Greatness on the Gridiron, David Fischer shows us how Tom Brady manages all this. --Bob Ryan, sports columnist emeritus, the Boston Globe