Michael Sokolove

Warrior Girls




Books by Michael Sokolove

Drama HighDrama High
The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

To be released September 26, 2013

Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of Les Misérables? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run by its legendary director, Lou Volpe.

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Warrior Girls

Warrior Girls
Protecting our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports

Published June 2008

Amy Steadman was destined to become one of the great women’s soccer players of her generation. “The best of the best,?Parade magazine called her as she left high school and headed off to the University of North Carolina . Instead, by age 20, Amy had undergone five surgeries on her right knee. She had to give up the sport she loved. She walked with a stiff gait, like an elderly woman, and found it painful just to get out of bed in the morning.

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The Ticket Out
Darryl Strawberry and The Boys of Crenshaw

Published April 2004

The year was 1979 and the fifteen teenagers on the Crenshaw High Cougars were the most talented team in the history of high school baseball. They were pure ballplayers, sluggers and sweet fielders who played with unbridled joy and breathtaking skill.

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"More than the sad saga of Darryl Strawberry, The Ticket Out examines and explodes an American myth: that athletic skill offers a magic shortcut to happiness and success. Mike Sokolove is a journalist who finds in sports a window to deeper, more important things."
--Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down

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The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose

Published October 1990

For the first time -- the truth of how a man who made himself an American hero ended up an American tragedy. Full of hard-hitting, news-making revelations, this investigative biography tells the real story of what happened and why the scandal should have been no surprise to anyone.

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Michael Sokolove
author of The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw
and Warrior Girls
A contributing writer to The New York Times
Copyright ?2004-2013 Michael Sokolove

Drama High
to be released September 2013

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