The story behind Parcells: A Football Life is almost as intriguing as the iconic coach himself. The 544-page biography took six years to complete -- after I had spent several months trying to persuade Bill Parcells to cooperate. Nonetheless, all the effort paid off with: a preemptive offer from the world's biggest publisher, a New York Times bestseller and rave reviews.

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Perhaps the neatest aspect of the project were notes from Warren Buffett and President George W. Bush, both of whom make cameos in the book. (Don't tell "W" that I had voted for his opponent.) Legendary  authors John Grisham and Gay Talese were also kind enough to send me letters. For a comprehensive look at the project, visit parcellsbook.com. And to view the other letters,  click on each image or use the half-arrows (to go back and forth).


On Labor Day 2016 -- a couple years after the release of  Parcells -- a podcaster, Matthew McQueeny, with a quality show based in New Jersey visited me in Manhattan to tape an episode focusing on the biography and on my career