Shaun Assael

is an award-winning journalist, author and producer who covers politics, sports and true crime… sometimes all at once.

A Bull Story

A Bull Story

Back in the day, Penthouse sent me to Las Vegas to interview Bodacious, the meanest rodeo bull who ever lived. I found him on display in a Home Depot parking lot. What could go wrong?

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The reviews are in, and Pariah, Showtime’s documentary adaptation of my book, The Murder of Sonny Liston, is a hit. You can see it on Showtime, and watch the trailer here. 

Best Sports Book
The Boston Globe

A thrilling mystery.
Leave it to Liston to emerge as its larger-than-life anti-hero.”

Nick Pileggi
author of Wiseguy and Casino

As tough and pounding
as its subject.”

Robert Lipsyte
author of The Contender and An Accidental Sportswriter

The Murder of Sonny Liston Book Cover
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