A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, BILL HAYES is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and the author of seven books.

His new book, SWEAT: A History of Exercise, a narrative nonfiction look at exercise from antiquity to the present, goes on sale in January 2022. 


NEW from BILL HAYES - In Stores January 2022

In Sweat, Bill Hayes runs, jogs, swims, spins, walks, bikes, boxes, lifts, sweats, and downward-dogs his way through the origins of different forms of exercise, chronicling how they have evolved over time, dissecting the dynamics of human movement. 

“I was riveted by Sweat and its extraordinary tale of the ups and downs of exercise over millennia. Who knew?”

— Jane Fonda

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Bill Hayes will discuss SWEAT in virtual and in-person appearances

Monday, January 24, 2022, 7PM pacific
VIRTUAL at Green Apple Books in San Francisco

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6PM pacific
VIRTUAL at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, in conversation with Dave Wheeler, Shelf Awareness

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 7PM eastern
IN-PERSON at Darien Public Library w/ Barrett Bookstore, Connecticut