Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 170)

THISTLE JOURNAL by Daniel Minock
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"Modest by design, like the house and life it chronicles, but constructed with great integrity and affection."
Eighteen essays explore the virtues of nature and self-reliance in Michigan, with effects ranging from profound to mundane. Read full book review >
WHY SO SLOW? by Virginia Valian
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Probably too academic in tone for most readers, but for anyone concerned about gender inequality—or perhaps even more importantly, readers who think they aren't—it's worth a look."
*linespacing 2* *linespacing 1* A scholarly and convincing explanation of women's slow progress in the professions. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 20, 1998

"There is no doubt that Woodson is genuinely concerned with looking for new, more effective ways to alleviate the scourge of poverty—and that his efforts are accompanied by considerable political naãvetÇ."
Inspiring subject matter, disappointing book. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 11, 1998

"Written with Drucker's cooperation, a loving portrait of a distinguished life that fails to measure up to its subject."
A slim volume by a senior editor of the Atlantic about the legendary figure who invented the business of management and whose theories profoundly influenced modern American corporations, including General Motors. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Ultimately, the only hope Kwong sees for improving this situation is a renewed and committed labor movement—a very dim hope indeed."
An honest look at an appalling situation, exemplified by the tragedy of the illegal-alien-bearing ship the Golden Venture. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 1998

We are making it up as we go along, says the author of this book, and the chief storytellers are the women whose lives and futures have been so dramatically altered not only by feminist politics, but by the introduction of the credit card. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

"The 20 illustrations include contemporary photos of White Castle outlets and the company's early advertisements."
A scholar's lively account of how White Castle, now a largely overlooked but still profitable also-ran in the domestic restaurant trade, made the once-scorned hamburger a US institution and launched the fast-food industry. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A learned and ingenious book, likely to be influential in the history of humankind's relationship with the environment. (65 illustrations, maps)"
A dense but highly readable illustrated history of fire's role in the forging of European civilization. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 28, 1997

"Valuable support for anyone who instinctively rejects Nostradamus."
A series of acute essays on the strange pseudoscience of predicting the future. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 1997

"Often funny and at times poetic, these essays are eminently readable and always smart. (Radio satellite tour)"
Another collection of brash, intelligent essays on economics by the author of The Armchair Economist (1993). Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Apple fans are a die-hard bunch, and this dry corporate history simply lacks the passion that Mac users feel about their product."
A disappointing book about a lovable company. Read full book review >
McLIBEL by John Vidal
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If the case itself hasn't already given Ronald McDonald indigestion, this book might. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A lively account of the food fight that became the longest trial in British history. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >