"Charles Pierce might have written a book about a quarterback, but he's really the quarterback himself in this endeavor. Although Tom Brady is the cynosure here, Pierce wonderfully mixes his own offense up, leading the reader downfield with diversions into history, religion, strategy, and pigskin arcania--all with insight and wit and his usual charming way with words." -- Frank Deford
"I didn't think anyone could make me like and respect Tom Brady more than I already do. But Charlie Pierce has created a wonderful portrait of a true American hero. `Moving the Chains' reminds me of John McPhee's classic A Sense of Where You Are, about young Bill Bradley. Every few decades or so we get one of these finely-crafted, beautifully-written works that reminds us there is, indeed, valor in sport and in grace in sportswriting." --Rick Telander, Chicago Sun-Times; author of Heaven Is a Playground
"If you ever wanted a football hero to believe in, Tom Brady's your guy. How he came to be that hero, remaining true to himself and the game, and lived to laugh about it, is wonderfully explained by the inimitable Charlie Pierce in this book sparkling with wicked wit and uncommon good sense." --Dave Kindred, author of Sound and Fury, a dual biography of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell
"Moving the Chains
is a study of so much that is too often lost in victory: grace and character and humility. This is a magnificent biography, a meticulous and illuminating tale for those of us who still want to believe in champions. Put simply, Charles Pierce on Tom Brady is America's best sportswriter writing on one of America's best champions. As usual with Pierce, brilliant, beautiful work."
--Adrian Wojnarowski, author of New York Times best-selling The Miracle of St. Anthony
"Filled with the wit, insight, and shoe-leather reporting of Charlie Pierce--a great sportswriter and one of the nation's most entertaining writers on any subject--this book is a gift to every Patriots fan and everyone who loves football."--Joe Conason, journalist and author
"No one writes about sports like Charles Pierce," --Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
"Charlie Pierce is not only the sports guy, but he is also the writing guy." --Frank Deford, NPR.