The Long Fast Death of Manny Pacquiao, my latest in Esquire.
Manny Pacquiao takes on Antonio Margarito tonight at Cowboys Stadium. Follow the fight, at ringside, through my Tweets.
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My article in TIME about Pacquiao-Margarito: Boxing: Is Manny Pacquiao Ready for the Tijuana Tornado?
PacMan: Behind the Scenes With Manny Pacquiao (Da Capo) is now in bookstores. It has been the number one boxing book on Amazon US, Amazon UK, and on the Kindle for the last two weeks. (Click here for Amazon US; here for Amazon UK; and here for the Kindle.)
The book has been getting lots of attention and rave reviews. I have been interviewed on radio programs in the United States and the UK, I have a cover story in American Way Magazine, the book has been praised in Sports Illustrated, New York Newsday, and in the boxing press, and I have been interviewed by the Daily Telegraph and several other outlets, and a lot more talk about the book will happen this week because Pacquiao is featured on Sunday’s 60 Minutes (the program used my book to help research its segment) and he fights the following Saturday (November 13) at Cowboys Stadium. Look for the book in the Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles airports, too. There is a poster give-way with every purchase of PacMan.
I will be in Dallas covering the fight. To reach me, please use email: gap [AT] garyandrewpoole [DOT] com
“Gary Andrew Poole’s excellent biography of boxing’s pound-for-pound kingpin is absolutely worth the read.”–Sports Illustrated
“This is good, one for the ages. It’s not the work of a ridiculous fan boy. It’s a fantastic book. It’s quality. If you listen to me enough, you know I don’t endorse books that are garbage.” Steve Bunce, BBC (Interview here.)
“It is an amazing behind-the-scenes look into the life of Manny Pacquiao. Thus far, no other journalist has gone this deep into the life of Pacquiao. Poole had tremendous access while he traveled the world reporting and observing the fighter. The effort has paid off for the readers because the book is brutally honest. Poole takes you on a one-of-a-kind ride into the one-of-a-kind life of Manny Pacquiao.”–New York Newsday
“Poole takes you on a journey to Planet Pacquiao and it couldn’t have been a better read…I loved the book from beginning to end, it’s a fantastic, entertaining and informative read…and I consider it to be as good as any boxing biography my hands have ever touched.”–Boxing Insider
“PacMan tells the rags to riches story of this remarkable boxer who has begun a journey which will see him transcend the sport. It is a fine biography.”–The Daily Telegraph
“If you don’t know Pacquiao’s amazing story, Poole will open your eyes. If you know Pacquiao already, Poole will help you know him more deeply. And with a masterful guide like Poole leading you down the path, you’ll enjoy the experience immensely.”–The Queensberry Rules
“Well written and provides fresh in-sight into the life of the world’s most-popular boxer.”–The Ring
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