Bio

Peter Knobler is a writer who specializes in autobiography and memoir collaboration. Knobler has an ear for real language that makes his subject's voice and character come alive. This specialized talent brings his collaborator directly and personally to the reader. Editors, reviewers, and readers have all praised how Knobler’s books sound as if their subjects are speaking, as if each is sitting down and telling his or her best stories personally.
 
His books have been consistently successful, earning spots on the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal Best Sellers lists. Knobler has collaborated with Hall of Fame basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Texas Governor Ann Richards, political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, former NYC and LA Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, OJ Simpson civil suit prosecutor Daniel Petrocelli, Houston Rockets basketball superstar Hakeem Olajuwon, Dallas Cowboy Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, advertising executive/talk show host Donny Deutsch, former New York City mayor David Dinkins, and fashion powerhouse Tommy Hilfiger.
 
In the 1970s, Knobler was the editor-in-chief of Crawdaddy, the first magazine to take rock & roll seriously. He is the journalist who discovered Bruce Springsteen. 
 
Knobler has co-written songs with Chris Hillman, Steve Miller, Freedy Johnston, and the E Street Band’s Garry Tallent. His songs have been recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys, Desert Rose Band, Chris Hillman, and McGuinn, Clark & Hillman. The title song of the Oak Ridge Boys’ Step on Out album is a Hillman-Knobler composition.
 
Knobler received a Sports Emmy Award nomination for his work on the program Baseball’s Golden Age. He has written championship films for the National Basketball Association and the United States Tennis Association. Knobler is also creator of the podcast Songs I Send My Son That He Sends Immediately to Spam.


Contact

Peter Knobler is represented by David Black at the David Black Agency: dblack [at] dblackagency [dot] com

Contact Peter directly at: pknobler[at]gmail[dot]com


Books

American Dreamer
with Tommy Hilfiger

A Mayor’s Life
with David N. Dinkins

Often Wrong, Never in Doubt
with Donny Deutsch

Fairy Tales Can Come True
with Rikki Klieman

A Passion to Win
with Sumner Redstone

Triumph of Justice
with Daniel Petrocelli

Turnaround
with William Bratton

Living the Dream
with Hakeem Olajuwon

Very Seventies: A Cultural History of the Decade
editor

All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President
with James Carville and Mary Matalin

A Matter of Honor
with Lt. Remo Franceschini

Forgotten
with Peggy Say

Straight from the Heart
with Gov. Ann Richards

Out of Control
with Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson

Giant Steps
with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


 

Publications

The New York Times
Sports and Op Ed sections

Sports Illustrated

Rolling Stone

Playboy

Cosmopolitan


Compilations

The Bob Dylan Companion

Racing in the Street:
The Bruce Springsteen Reader


The Subway Series Reader