About Me

Christopher Klein is the author of three books and a Boston-based freelance writer specializing in history, travel, and sports. He writes about stories from our past that inform us about our present.

Christopher's latest book is Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero. The biography of John L. Sullivan tells the gripping story of the hard-hitting, hard-drinking Gilded Age boxer who became the country's first sports superstar and Irish-American hero. The “Boston Strong Boy” transformed boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today. Visit www.strongboybook.com for more information.

Christopher is also the author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores and The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston. He is a frequent contributor to the travel pages of The Boston Globe and History.com, the web site of the History Channel. He has also written for the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Harvard Magazine, Boston Globe MagazineRed Sox Magazine, ESPN.com, Smithsonian.com, and AmericanHeritage.com. In addition to his writing, Christopher contributed color photography to both his books and numerous articles. 

Christopher graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, in 1994, and he is a graduate of Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Authors Club, Biographers International Organization, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. For more, visit www.christopherklein.com.