The Agent Steinberg lived a charmed life as a Zelig-like sports agent who palled around with celebs and politicians and helped inspire the character of Jerry Maguire… The Agent Steinberg lived a charmed life as a Zelig-like sports agent who palled around with celebs and politicians and helped inspire the character of Jerry Maguire… 2014-01-21 Memoir Thomas Dunne Books
Book Review

The Agent (2014)

THE AGENT Leigh Steinberg with Michael Arkush
THE AGENT Leigh Steinberg with Michael Arkush
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2014; Writers: Michael Arkush, Leigh Steinberg; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Steinberg lived a charmed life as a Zelig-like sports agent who palled around with celebs and politicians and helped inspire the character of Jerry Maguire before his professional and personal life crumbled beneath the bottle. But for an addict who's gone through recovery, he's not very introspective. This is about rehab — image rehab — and while you're pummeled with name-drops and his ideas on climate change, you quickly realize The Agent is nothing more than a pitch to drum up business with the next generation of million-dollar jocks. C-

Originally posted Jan 15, 2014 Published in issue #1295 Jan 24, 2014 Order article reprints
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