Business & Economics Book Reviews

Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Of interest to policy wonks, naval strategists, and specialists in the region."
An examination of military confrontation in the western Pacific and the dangers it poses for those who now play a calculated game of chicken. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An impassioned call for an 'overarching movement' for justice."
How poor people are being punished for their poverty. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Harris still has plenty to learn, but he provides an informative study of why the millennial generation faces more struggles than expected, despite the hard work they've invested in moving ahead."
A millennial writer talks about the coming crises his generation will face. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Fruitful reading for trend-spotters and entrepreneurs, who will find much grist for their mills."
Demographics and economics meet in this oddly cheering book about the world's aging population. Read full book review >
DOLLARS AND SENSE by Dan Ariely
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A user-friendly and often entertaining treatise on how to be a more discerning, vastly more aware handler of money."
A lively look at how even the wisest among us are too often fools eager to part with our money. Read full book review >

WHAT FUTURE by Torie  Bosch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A mixed bag studded with insights."
A sober, no-holds-barred view of the world that lies ahead. Read full book review >
STRAIGHT TALK ON TRADE by Dani Rodrik
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, reasoned argument, of much interest to students of globalism and its discontents."
In this accessible text, a noted economist makes a case for a healthier global economy and shared rules and principles to support it. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Important documentation of the free market's aggressive intersection with the war on crime."
Evenhanded investigation of private prisons, focused on industry opacity and the moral problems behind its largely unchecked growth. Read full book review >
TROUBLEMAKERS by Leslie  Berlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A sturdy, skillfully constructed work of business and technological history."
Looking back on Silicon Valley's early years, when magic was brewing in the suburbs of the Bay Area. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"It's not exactly le Carré, but solid reporting and analysis meet a good sense of narrative, making this book more fluent and less dismal than its subject might suggest."
The U.S. and other powers are battling terrorist organizations militarily—but also fiscally, cutting off funding sources and intercepting the flow of money into enemy hands. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Both an informative work for general readers and a page-turning seminar for would-be writers of narrative nonfiction."
A bracing natural history of coffee. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An aggressively researched toy story on the 'doll-eat-doll world of litigation over inspiration.'"
Exploring the little-known battle for the Barbie doll empire. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >