Thursday, August 22, 2013

Matthew Berry's 6 favorite books

Matthew Berry is the host of ESPN's Emmy Award–winning show Fantasy Football Now. His first book, Fantasy Life, profiles several hard-core devotees of fantasy sports.

One of Berry's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Moneyball by Michael Lewis

With sports, you've got to look at statistics all the time. But what's so brilliant about Moneyball is the way Michael Lewis tells the stories behind the stats. It's not a numbers book; it's a book about the people who use those numbers. It resonated with me in a big way.
Read about another book on Berry's list.

Moneyball also appears on Will Dean's brief reading list on baseball and Richard J. Tofel's list of the five best books on baseball as a business, and among Sports Illustrated's five most influential sports books of the decade.

--Marshal Zeringue