Paterno (book)

Author Joe Posnanski
Language English
Subject Biography of late former Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
August 21, 2012
Pages 416
ISBN 978-1451657494

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.[1][2][3][4][5] The book debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover non-fiction best-seller.[6]


  1. "Author: Family wanted truth written". Associated Press. August 21, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  2. Rovell, Darren (August 21, 2012). "Paterno biography hits shelves; will it sell?". ESPN. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  3. Wogenrich, Mark (August 21, 2012). "Joe Paterno's life, in operatic form: New book on Penn State coaching legend's life comes to no conclusions.". The Morning Call. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  4. Loyd, Beth; Colleen Curry (Aug 21, 2012). "Joe Paterno 'Despised' Sandusky Long Before Sex Scandal, New Book Claims". Nightline. ABC News. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  5. Garner, Dwight (August 20, 2012). "The Flawed Hero of Penn State Sports: 'Paterno' by Joe Posnanski, a Biography of the Coach". New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  6. Rovell, Darren (August 29, 2012). "'Paterno' book to debut at No. 1". ESPN. Retrieved August 29, 2012.

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