James S Hirsch

James S. Hirsch is a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporter. He has written four nonfiction books, one of which was a New York Times bestseller. The book Hurricane: The Incredible Voyage of Rubin Carter was adapted into a film starring Denzel Washington. Hirsch holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs. He and his wife, Sheryl, live in the Boston area with their two children, Amanda and Garrett.

St. Louis is where he was born and reared. He is a lifelong Cardinals supporter.