|Subject||Biography of late former Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|August 21, 2012|
Paterno is a 2012 biography of the Penn State football coach Joe Paterno book by sportswriter Joe Posnanski. The Paterno family granted Posnanski a great deal of access during the writing process, which included the time period of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal and Paterno's firing. The book debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover non-fiction best-seller.
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