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 >

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 ...


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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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To Know Our Self by Alan Steinberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A readable and enticing fictional exploration of transcendental meditation and Vedic literature."
A novel of ideas dramatizes the experiences of a professor of Eastern philosophy. Read full book review >

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WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE #2 by Sybil Steinberg
Released: May 15, 1995

"In a book devoted to writers, however, it seems little churlish not to credit the people who actually penned the interviews in the Table of Contents; they merely get their name appended to each article's conclusion, just above the publication date."
Publishers Weekly, a trade journal for the book industry, allows its regular author interviews a roomier format (some 2,200 words) and a more detailed examination of the publishing process than most consumer periodicals. Read full book review >