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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Will Leitch  

Pen Name: J. More

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: October 10, 1975 in Mattoon, Illinois


-- Will Leitch on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=will+leitch


Illinois Connection

He was born in Mattoon, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Will Leitch is a writer and editor. He was the founding editor for Dead Spin, 2005-2008. He is a contributor to periodicals - ''Slate'', ''Salon.com'', ''Playboy'', ''Sportingnews.com'', ''St. Louis Post-Dispatch'', ''New York'' magazine and the ''New York Times''. He is also contributing editor for ''New York'' magazine.


Published Works

    Catch, Razorbill, 2005The Anti-Valentine's Handbook, Penguin Group, 2005God Save the Fan: How Steroid Hypocrites, Soul-Sucking Suits, and a Worldwide Leader Not Named Bush Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports, Harper Paperbacks, 2009Life as a Loser, Arriviste Press Inc., 2005


Selected Titles At Your Library

Catch /
ISBN: 1595140697. OCLC Number:

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Teenager Tim Temples must decide if he wants to leave his comfortable life in a small town and go to college.

The anti-Valentine's handbook /
ISBN: 1595140492. OCLC Number:

Penguin Group,. New York :. ©2005.

God save the fan :
ISBN: 0061351792. OCLC Number:

Harper,. New York :. 2009.

Presents an irreverent assessment of the negative influence of money-driven owners, corporate media, and egocentric figures on professional sports, addressing such topics as fantasy leagues, the steroid debate, and fan empowerment.

Life as a loser /
ISBN: 0974627003. OCLC Number:

Arriviste Press,. Boston :. ©2004.


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