Baseball, Nazis & Nedick's Hot Dogs: Growing up Jewish in the 1930s in Newark


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About the Author

Jerry Izenberg has been a sports reporter and a columnist at the New Jersey Star-Ledger for over seventy years. His best-selling books include Once There Were Giants: The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing, No Medals For Trying, and Rozelle: A Biography. He released his first novel, the well-received After the Fire: Love and Hate in the Ashes of 1967, in 2020, at age 90. Izenberg is one of only two daily newspaper columnists to have covered the first 53 Super Bowls, as well as 54 consecutive Kentucky Derby races and the last five Triple Crown-winning horses. And no one has covered more of Muhammad Ali's fights than he, dating back to the 1960 Olympics. A recipient of the Red Smith Award for sportswriting, he has been named the New Jersey Sportswriter of the Year five times. He is an inductee in 17 Halls of Fame, including the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Izenberg's charity, Newark Project Pride, sent 1,100 local kids to college during its 29 years in operation. Today he lives Henderson, Nevada, with his wife Aileen, where he continues contributing columns to the Star Ledger and is working on several books.


Praise for After the Fire

"After the Fire is a tour de force on love in a place and time that made love all but impossible. Jerry Izenberg takes us onto the mean streets

of riot-scarred Newark, Izenberg's story will leave you breathless." -Dave Kindred, author of Sound and Fury

"Jerry Izenberg over many years has maintained a position as one of America's finest sports columnists. It comes as a welcome surprise,

indeed, that, in After the Fire, he establishes himself as a very fine novelist." -Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize winner

"This novel by Jerry Izenberg both KOd and fascinated me. Hold on to your seat and read." -George Foreman, two-time Heavyweight Champion of the World

Praise for Once There Were Giants: The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing

"I was there. So was Jerry Izenberg. He tells it the way it was." -Larry Holmes, former heavyweight champion

"I have yet to find someone with as much knowledge of boxing as Jerry Izenberg."-Joe Cortez, referee and International Boxing Hall of Famer

"An extraordinary, historically accurate chronicle of the golden era of heavyweight boxing in the U.S. . . . one of those gems you can't

put down once you start reading." -USA Today

"The way it was from the most prolific boxing writer I know." -Marc Ratner, former executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission