Through his typically exhaustive research and hundreds of interviews, Pearlman's other books, like the ones written about the Dallas Cowboys, Walter Payton, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, humanized the athletes he reported on and took the reader "behind the curtain" to view the life of a superstar that most of us never get to see.
Yesterday, Pearlman's latest book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, And The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, was released and, at the time of this writing, is already ranked #46 on Amazon out of ALL of their titles of which there are several million. It's sure to go higher. This is because for those that have read Pearlman's other books, they know that this book about another iconic team, the '80s-era Lakers, will not disappoint in taking the reader back to a time when anything went for Magic and the kings of Los Angeles, a team that personified the glitter, glamour, and, yes, the sexual perversity of Hollywood like none other. It was Showtime, indeed.
From the early reviews, all outstanding, this is a must-read.