Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 168)

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Timely, beautifully written, ruthlessly informative."
Cautionary armchair reading for the modern investor. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Good stuff, this, offering fuel for an environmentalist's fire, and likely to give marketing specialists a headache."
A learned assault on the present global addiction to things. Read full book review >

NAME-DROPPING by John Kenneth Galbraith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 1999

"But perhaps these will be part of Galbraith' s 32nd book."
In his 90th year, Galbraith has produced his 31st book: a slight but enjoyable remembrance of the great, and not-so-great, he has encountered in his adventures in politics. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1999

"While this is an absorbing and skillfully written personal account of one woman's life on the factory floor, it's doesn't provide much of a window into today's often-embattled workforce."
An interesting tale of personal fulfillment, as a sedentary journalist proves she can hack it on the factory floor of a General Motors plant, but one that provides disappointingly little insight into the larger issues confronting workers in today's global economy. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 15, 1999

"Well intentioned, but remarkably tedious for such a short book."
Another attempt to jump on the bandwagon of the so-called simplicity movement, this time with a Gallic twist. Read full book review >

TO RUSSIA WITH FRIES by George Cohon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 1999

"Like the billionth Big Mac, it's not haute cuisine but is satisfactory on its own level. (32 pages b&w photos)"
The golden arches of McDonald's, resplendent in the dour precincts of Pushkin Square, are symbols of the triumph of capitalism. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Duncan has created a remarkable study of the persistent patterns of poverty and power. (The book's foreword is by Robert Coles.)"
University of New Hampshire sociologist Duncan (Rural Poverty in America, not reviewed) looks at the social relations and political and economic institutions that perpetuate poverty in rural America. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A truly cautionary story of the Wild East, well told and engaging."
Former AP reporter Harper presents a profile in some sort of innocent courage with this engaging story of an entrepreneurial road warrior trying to do business, Western style, in post—Cold War Russia. Read full book review >
WHY WE BUY by Paco Underhill
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A strong portrait of consumers as the most efficient arbiters of what to sell and how to sell it. (Author tour)"
Shopping is one of the defining qualities of modern civilization, but this author convincingly argues that consumers may have a greater impact on the act of shopping than shopping has on them. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Readers with an interest in Civil War history, and especially in the local history of Georgia, will find this worth a look. (b&w photos)"
A competently told account of an overlooked episode in Civil War history. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Milton is a storyteller of the first rank, with a knack for quick character sketches, an eye for what is important and what is dross, and a refreshing sense of humor, even amid the smoke and ruin he so well describes."
Milton (The Riddle and the Knight, not reviewed) deftly and arrestingly captures the sorry history of the European lust for nutmeg and its devastating impact on the Spice Islands. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Invaluable advice for building a business bridge to the 21st century."
The master of management theory (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.) combines a succinct vision of what's ahead with a condensed training course for weathering the change. 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 >