"Marc Tracy and Franklin Foer have compiled JEWISH JOCKS: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, essays on 'the most influential Jews in sports,' from athletes, coaches, and owners to broadcasters and statisticians. David Remnick, David Brooks, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jane Leavy, and Steven Pinker are among the heavyweight contributors. You'll laugh, you'll cry."—Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Sports Books Fall 2012
Editor's Choice: "Fifty well-written brief portraits."—The New York Times Book Review
"Jewish Jocks' ends up convincing you of its theme: The history of Jews in sports is, in important ways, the history of sports."
, Wall Street Journal
"A must for the bookshelf of any Jewish sports fan."
"Belies the cheap punch line [to] prove that the Jewish sporting tradition is as rich as it is varied. Jewish Jocks features notable writers in peak form."
"A skillful collection... through its sheer comprehensiveness, JEWISH JOCKS also makes the argument that the Jewish athlete isn't an anomaly."
—Los Angeles Times