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Sept. 1, 2021
 
Here’s how the night began ….
 
I’m sitting in Boston’s TD Garden, wearing a mask and gazing up at the rafters and the Celtics championship banners while I wait for The Eagles concert to begin.  Lydia is also masked.  My hand rests on her legs – long, smooth and brown.  Her short white denim skirt sets off her late August tan.  There is something irresistibly sexy about a woman in her early fifties.  Especially at a summer rock concert.  Twenty-five years ago on a 95-degree day she was eight months pregnant with our first child when she walked across a stage in a cap and gown in this same basketball arena to pick up her college diploma.  Tonight we’ve come to remember.

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BOOK TOUR FALL 2021

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August 19,2021

When The Dynasty was published last fall I couldn’t do traditional book signings due to COVID. No bookstores were able to host in-store events. To improvise, I worked with dozens of booksellers throughout New England. We scrapped in-person author talks and question-and-answer sessions with readers. And I’m not a big fan of virtual events. Instead, I trekked around New England and set up on the street in front of bookstores. I talked to people one-on-one. It got cold. But New Englanders are a hardy bunch, and the bookstores fed me a steady stream of hot chocolate. I signed oodles of books between September and Christmas. Along the way, I met countless Patriots fans and plenty of fans of opposing teams. It was a ball.

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BRUUUUUUCE

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This is from my journal.

 July 1, 2021

Last night I saw “Springsteen on Broadway.” It’s the first full-length show on stage since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Broadway theaters 470-something days ago. Proof of vaccination was required to enter the St. James Theater. I went with my book editor, Jofie Ferrari-Adler. My daughters love his name. I love him for his friendship and the profound impact he’s had on my writing career. Publishing The Dynasty together during the pandemic was a lifeline. We agreed to meet beforehand for dinner in Midtown at Oceana.

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SHOW TIME

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Jan 8, 2021

 When I finished writing Steve Young’s biography and before spending two years with the Patriots organization while writing The Dynasty, I teamed up with my longtime friend Armen Keteyian to write Tiger Woods’s biography. It was a three-year odyssey. Then, one week before our book came out in March 2018, esteemed New York Times book critic Dwight Garner compared it to a Christopher Nolan movie, saying, “I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.”

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Jeff Benedict is the bestselling author of sixteen non-fiction books, as well as a television and film producer. His latest book, The Dynasty, is the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, each of whom cooperated for the book. Published in 2020, it was an instant New York Times bestseller. The book is being developed into a 10-part documentary series, which Jeff is executive producing. In 2018, Jeff co-wrote the #1 bestseller Tiger Woods and he was an executive producer on the HBO documentary “Tiger” that was based on the book and aired in 2021. The book is currently being developed into a scripted series, which Jeff is executive producing. Jeff is also the executive producer on a documentary based on his book Poisoned that will air on Netflix. In 2017, he co-produced “Little Pink House,” a feature film starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn that was based on Jeff’s book of the same title. And in 2016, Jeff co-wrote with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young his bestselling autobiography QB, which was the basis of an NFL Films documentary. Jeff has been a special-features writer for Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, and the Hartford Courant, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times. His stories have been the basis of segments on 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, HBO Real Sports, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, NFL Network, and NPR.

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