Search Results: "Leigh Steinberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AGENT by Leigh Steinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"NFL crazies will eat this like snack food; more serious readers will shun the empty calories."
A one-time superagent—whose exploits informed the film Jerry Maguire— rehearses his rise, fall and struggles to recover. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

8 WONDER WOMAN BOOKS TO READ AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE
by Thea James

"I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. Your wrath upon this world is over."

This past weekend was a big deal in the world of superheroes, big blockbusters, and feminism. Wonder Woman, a major studio film starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, debuted on Friday and is by all accounts set to smash box office predictions (it is ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

DRUNKARD by Neil Steinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Enlivened by humor and brisk prose, Steinberg's unflinching tale is far more compelling than most recovery memoirs."
Refreshingly unsentimental account of an addict's descent into hell and tentative journey back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MAN OF GOOD HOPE by Jonny Steinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"For truly capturing the power of dreams and the resilience of human nature, this book deserves a wide audience."
Steinberg (Little Liberia: An African Odyssey in New York City, 2011, etc.) weaves together the many personas of a man whose story is at once unique and an archetypal example of an all-too-large collective.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Droll rather than hilarious, and more elegiac than celebratory: a dispensable example of vaulting ambition that o'erleaps itself. (First serial to Granta; Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Readers expecting an antic appreciation of laughingstocks through the ages will be justifiably disappointed by this wry, selective, and self-absorbed compilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Great human warmth bathes a wine-lover's delight: one of the best yet about wine."
Celebration of the triumph of Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja, who has raised the once cheap and obscure Barbaresco wines to award-winning world status. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A practical, solidly researched and documented parents'-eye view of adolescence."
A sensible analysis of the turmoil that adolescence triggers within parents. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

OCEAN'S SIX
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Cover Story: Take Flight

BFF Charm: Make it Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Heisty

Bonus Factor: The Grisha 'Verse

Anti-Bonus Factor: Cliffhanger

Relationship Status: Ready to Join the Crew

Cover Story: Take Flight

This cover isn’t splashy or in your face, but in this case ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

A THIEF, A SPY, AND A CON—HAPPY SIGH!
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s been a long time since I binge read anyone, but The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner recently became available on audio, and I scooped it up.

I’ve heard about this series for years, from people all over, and I expected it would be good given the many accolades it’s received, but I didn’t expect it would be ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"Maps and photos—not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The history and geography of New York State's Adirondack Park, plus a description of the struggle between commercial and environmental forces to control its destiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Steinberg gives bite to that old refrain—the rich get richer, the poor poorer, and the courts smooth the way. (Photos, not seen)"
Taking his title from a Mark Twain satire, Steinberg teases from the parched earth of property law a nifty morality tale about the notion of ``owning'' nature. Read full book review >