Search Results: "Leigh Steinberg"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

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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 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Based on the America Bowl blog, this admittedly lightweight volume will teach a bit about presidents and football while offering the pure fun and goofiness intended by the author. (appendix) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
To a boy like Steinberg, who grew up with action figures and three-inch-tall president statues who battled it out, it made perfect sense to create matchups between presidents and football games. Read full book review >

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THE GEMINI MAN by Richard Steinberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"Unlike Mary Shelley (or Bernard Shaw), Steinberg doesn't engage his Åbermensch at the richest levels, but as a melodrama this is neatly done, offering a consistently gripping narrative."
Debut thriller and probable first installment of a trilogy by a writer who, at 24, founded his own high-risk international security firm. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DAVID by David Steinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Merits divine chastisement."
Late of many appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and two-drink-minimum gigs, comedian Steinberg tells the story of his life as though it were ripped from the Old Testament. Beware of a joke that groweth old upon constant repetition. Read full book review >

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SPECTACLE by Susan Steinberg
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Modern fiction aficionados will most likely embrace Steinberg's technique and vision; lovers of traditional short stories may find her writing difficult to follow."
An unconventional approach to storytelling makes this third compilation of short tales by Steinberg (Hydroplane, 2006, etc.) difficult to navigate. Read full book review >