About Scott Raab

Born in Cleveland in 1952, Scott Raab is a graduate of Cleveland State University and the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, where he became the only Hawkeye ever to earn both an MFA and All-Big 10 status (second team) as a kick-return specialist.

Raab fell into journalism in Iowa City. His op-ed columns ran in the Daily Iowan and Cedar Rapids Gazette; he also hosted a weekly talk show on KRUI-FM. His first national magazine feature story, a profile of wrestling legend Dan Gable, ran in Sport in 1988.

In 1991, Raab moved to Philadelphia. He began writing for GQ in 1992 and joined Esquire in 1997. His work has been anthologized frequently, appearing in both Best American Sports Writing and Best Food Writing. He’s now working on a memoir about his torrid, turbulent affair with LeBron James, to be published early in 2012. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.