Phil Hanrahan is a Wisconsin native and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who has taught writing at Marquette University and worked as a copywriter, book publicist, and book reviewer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Irish America, and Milwaukee Magazine, among other publications. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, studied literature at Oxford University, and holds an MA in English from Duke University.
"The best book ever written on the Packers." - John Rehor, GreenBayPackerNation.com
"I'd give it an A for football fans and an A+ for Packer fans." - Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News
"In the hands of an outsider (or less skilled writer), this could have been a 'Gee, isn't it charming how folks in this quaint little town love their football team' tome, but Hanrahan used access and insight to dig for deeper details that will surprise even diehard fans." - Drew Olson, OnMilwaukee.com
"While Hanrahan's profile of personable new Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers is particularly good, his strongest emphasis is on the delightful fans he meets not only in Wisconsin but also in far-flung Packer outposts in Kansas, Arizona, and Mississippi. VERDICT: A literate, fresh take [that] will be of interest to all football fans." - John Maxymuk, Library Journal
"Pack aficionados will dig glimpses of Green Bay's storied past while they're guided through [the] present. ... The book's soul is Hanrahan's interaction with fans. Whether he's hanging with them in Kansas or Kiln, or shoveling brats or snow with them at Lambeau, those fans remind you that it is indeed a Packer Nation." - Howie Magner, Milwaukee Magazine