Jun
11

Myron Bolitar, Fictional Sports Agent

Myron Bolitar is not your typical sports agent.  For one, he is not real.  He is a character created by author Harlan Coben.  Second of all, he is a former investigator, which makes for some interesting stories when there are murder cases to solve.  But you want to be a sports agent, why should you read about a fictional character?

I have a bunch of non-fiction sports agent books listed on the links tab located on the top menu of this site.  They are all great reads and I encourage that you read them all (if you have the time).  At the same time, I think that sometimes we can learn a lot about an industry from fiction books as well.  While Coben’s Myron Bolitar series is primarily a Mystery series, Coben still takes the reader into the life of a sports agent (Bolitar) and reveals a lot of the tasks that any sports agent would go through on a daily basis.

Not only are Coben’s books informative, but they are also great reads.  Until writing this post, I was not even aware that there are 7 books in the Myron Bolitar series.  I just finished his first one, Deal Breaker, and have begun reading the 2nd one, Drop Shot.  It happens to be great, relaxing summer reading.  I have added each book from the series to the links tab under the heading “Sports Agent Books.”  I suggest starting with Deal Breaker.

-Darren Heitner 

  • Drew

    Interesting, I’ll have to check them out. Nice job so far with the voting you’ve got my vote three times today.

  • http://www.sportsagentblog.com Andrew Bouthiller

    Much like the scarcity of sports agent websites/blogs, there also seems to be only a handful of good sports agent books. It’s disappointing to see so little easily available information on the industry.

  • Tucker Finley

    I am glad you mentioned this great series. I recieved Harlan Coben’s first book “Deal Breaker” for this previous Christmas and i have since read his third book “Fade Away” and his latest book “Promise Me.” I encourage you all to read these books as they are interesting and add a pleasant sports twist to each book.

    -Tucker Finley

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