Currently a contributing essayist for ESPN's SportsCenter and ABC Sports, Rick Reilly for years wrote the "back page" columns for Sports Illustrated and ESPN: The Magazine. In addition to being voted the NSSA National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times, he has also been recognized with the Damon Runyon Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism and the New York Newspaper Guild's Page One Award for Best Magazine Story.
Rick Reilly lets Donald's Trump relationship with his favourite sport speak for itself. Commander in Cheat is full of astonishing 'you could not make it up' detail delivered in full knowledge that nothing revealed would embarrass the President one jot. You will be howling with laughter and gasping in disbelief in equal measure so be careful when reading this fascinating book in public. - The judges of the 2019 William Hill Sports Book of the YearAn eye-watering account of the president's abuse of the rules of golf - The Sunday TimesReilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming' - The New Yorker[Rick Reilly] is the closest thing sportswriting ever had to a rock star - USA TodaySportswriting can be a lens into any part of our culture, and [Commander in Cheat] proves my point ... a clever way to make sense of White House chaos. - The Week, Books to Read in 2019Building on his firsthand experience by interviewing scores of golf pros, caddies, and opponents, Reilly paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater - Esquire, Most Anticipated Books of the Year[Rick Reilly] is one of the funniest humans on the planet - New York Daily News