I am a Baltimore-based author, journalist and college professor. My books and other writings explore questions surrounding the adult-managed world of youth sports.


Times book review

New York Times Book Review

Among positive reviews for “The Most Expensive Game in Town” and “Until It Hurts” was this one in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Noted Gordon Marino, “The mantra in America is that everyone needs a dream. So why not dream that your kid will be the one to land an athletic scholarship or sign a pro contract? Because – as Mark Hyman has documented in two important but troubling books – the lengths to which many of us go in pursuit of that vision can turn it into a nightmare.”