Jane LeavyJane Leavy (born December 26, 1951) is an American sportswriter and feature writer, formerly with the Washington Post. She writes primarily about baseball.
She is the author of the 1990 comic novel ''Squeeze Play'', which was called "the best novel ever written about baseball" by Entertainment Weekly. She also wrote a best-selling 2002 biography of Sandy Koufax.
In 2010 she published ''The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood'', an extensive chronicle of Mantle's off-field behavior. The book was based on interviews she had with the late Yankee slugger. Excerpts from the book have been published in Sports Illustrated and the New York Daily News.
''The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created,'' was published by Harper on October 16, 2018. It was named one of the top ten biographies/memoirs for the fall of 2018 by ''Publishers Weekly''.
Leavy lives in Washington, D.C. She is originally from Roslyn, New York, and graduated from Barnard College in 1974 and from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1976. She has a house in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. She has two children, Nick (b. 1985) and Emma (b. 1988) Isakoff. Provided by Wikipedia