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Authors Ed Newman & Holly Newman Greenberg’s New Book Warrior Judge

Cos Cob, CT, January 27, 2024 — Ed Newman, a former Miami Dolphins player and County Court Judge for Miami-Dade County, and Holly Newman Greenberg, Ed’s daughter who holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University, have completed their new book, “Warrior Judge: One Man’s Journey from Gridiron to Gavel.” The story is a candid, vivid, and visceral memoir following Ed Newman’s transformation from a hapless Miami Dolphins rookie into an elite player and then, by way of a law degree, an elected judge in South Florida.

From humble beginnings as a Jewish kid in Long Island, Newman was drafted by Don Shula and his “perfect season” 1972 Miami Dolphins. He overcomes culture shock, alpha-dog hazing, coaches’ doubts, cancer, injury, and antisemitism. Newman ultimately earns a starring role alongside future Hall of Famers, like Dan Marino, Larry Little, and Dwight Stephenson. Hovering over this constellation of talent is Coach Shula, always a relentless critic and sometimes a mentor and father figure. Newman’s story climaxes when he juggles law school final exams with Super Bowl XIX. “Warrior Judge” is as inspiring as it is lively and surprising; it’s a tale of adversity vanquished by against-all-odds determination.

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