Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame was released today. The section about Don "Moses" Lerman, part of which can be read on Google Books, credits him as the innovator of competitive eating and the popularizer of techniques like water training. The book's twitter has links to excerpts and other information.


  1. Anonymous said

    October 30, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    The man is a living legend!

  2. anonymous said

    October 30, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    I’m not going to read the article if it pertains to just don lerman .There are other jews in the sport that deserve mention. For those of you that take pleasure in playing. thiscomment down by praising Don to make me look bad , i hope that satisfies you

  3. Anonymous said

    October 31, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Heartiest of Congratulations to Don. It does not matter one bit what anyone on here says, he is in the book solo, it is getting reviewed in many places including Tablet Magazine. Yes, there may be others, yes perhaps some details, like in every single book, are not completely accurate, he is being celebrated for his achievements and deserves all that is written. If others deserve things too, yes, often it is simply luck which decides who gets chosen or what an author comes across of even, heaven forbid, some eaters might support each other and suggest each other for interviews. That does happen, I know that for a fact, and mostly it happens because of eaters who do so and never comment on here and have stopped reading the nasty comments people have written. As ye sow so shall ye reap. The Bible got some things definitely right.

  4. anonymous said

    October 31, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    What achievements? What major player in the IFOCE did he ever. B
    beat to win a title?It. seems he spent the last 10 yrs complaining about Hardy getting 3rd place in the 2001 Nathans finals

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