Robert Kerbeck



Robert Kerbeck


Malibu, CA, USA


Non-fiction, Memoir and Biography, Thriller and Mystery

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Robert Kerbeck is the founder of the Malibu Writers Circle, a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His true crime memoir about his career as a corporate spy, RUSE: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street, has received praise from Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can), ex-CIA Agent Valerie Plame (Fair Game), Bradley Hope (Billion Dollar Whale), and Jess Walter (Beautiful Ruins). Foreword Reviews said “Kerbeck’s juicy memoir tells riveting tales [with] the thrill of a spy novel,” while the NY Journal of Books wrote “Kerbeck’s astounding story is fraught with tension.”

Celebrities who make appearances in RUSE include: JLo, Paul Newman, Yoko Ono, George Clooney, Madonna, OJ Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Al Pacino, and many others. RUSE is currently in development for a TV series with Silver Lining Entertainment (Showtime’s Your Honor). Kerbeck’s previous book Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire, won a 2021 SoCal Journalism Award, the 2020 IPPY Award, the 2020 Readers Favorite Award, and the 2020 Best of LA Award. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Magazine, Shondaland, and Lithub’s Crime Reads.

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Ruse: Lying the American Dream From Hollywood to Wall Street

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Malibu Burning

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