Robert Kerbeck, "Ruse: Lying the American Dream"

B-list actor, A-list corporate spy - when Robert Kerbeck's acting career needed a sidegig, he became a professional liar. Then he became one of the best....

Main Point Books welcomes author, actor, and corporate spy Robert Kerbeck and his new memoir, "Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street." He'll be joined by special guest Valerie Plame, spy novelist and former CIA agent.

This event is online, and pre-registration is required through Eventbrite. Books are available for purchase through Eventbrite and through, and can be picked up at the store or shipped anywhere in the U.S.

About the book

In the world of high finance, multibillion-dollar Wall Street banks greedily guard their secrets. Enter Robert Kerbeck, a working actor who made his real money lying on the phone, charming people into revealing their employers’ most valuable information. In this exhilarating memoir that will appeal to fans of The Wolf of Wall Street and Catch Me If You Can, unsuspecting receptionists, assistants, and bigshot executives all fall victim to “the Ruse.” The ruse job was supposed to have been temporary, but Kerbeck became one of the world’s best practitioners of this deceptive—and illegal—trade. His income jumped from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars a year.

Until the inevitable crash…


Event date: 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Event address: 

Main Point Books


Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street By Robert Kerbeck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586423162
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Published: Steerforth - February 22nd, 2022