Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 168)

GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS by Joseph Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2002

"Provocative, readable, and sure to earn Stiglitz persona non grata status in certain corridors of power."
An insider's account of the ill-considered effort to make a free market of the Third World, an effort that, described here, favors the rich and robs the poor. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2002

"Those interested in international justice will find this both fascinating and disturbing; a worthy companion to Jean Ziegler's The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead (1999)."
A tangled tale of Nazi gold, Swiss banks, and dogged lawyers locked in titanic struggle. Read full book review >

THE PERFECT STORE by Adam Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2002

"An in-depth, if credulous, look at an Internet pioneer."
A journalist's admiring history of eBay, written with a dated enthusiam for the new economy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2002

"Sturdy economic history with a heavy dash of social criticism—and, as many conservative critics have said before of Phillips, excellent ammunition for liberals."
"Laissez-faire is a pretense," writes post-conservative pundit Phillips (The Cousins' Wars, 1999, etc.). "Government power and preferment have been used by the rich, not shunned." In other words, in this country, the rich not only get richer, they also get more privileged. Read full book review >
A BIG LIFE (IN ADVERTISING) by Mary Wells Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2002

"An engaging, if empty, showbiz memoir."
An advertising pioneer's memoir of a successful career. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"Preaching to the choir."
A deconstruction of globalization that veers toward manifesto. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Good reading for students of whale conservation and marine biology."
A clear exploration of matters cetacean and antipodean. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Narrow in scope, uninteresting in execution."
Dispatches from the frontal lobe of a Web consultant: collection of personal essays originally published and distributed online. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"As heartfelt as it is breathless: administer the lithium, but heed the sensible advice, too."
An autobiography cum motivational prairie fire from the woman who helped bring Pacific Gas to its just deserts. Read full book review >
SWIMMING ACROSS by Andrew S. Grove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

The self-portrait of a young man, now the CEO of Intel. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"But the Empire State Building rises above it all, too beloved a symbol to be smeared by the cheesy world of trophy real estate."
For a skyscraper of such totemic presence, the Empire State Building has plenty of low-rent skeletons in its closets, as explained by Wall Street Journal reporter Pacelle in this snappy history of the edifice's ownership. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"O'Hare just fly. (7 b&w illustrations)"
A flight attendant's lighter-than-air view of his job and the crackpot customers for whom he cares. 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 >