Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 170)

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"If such changes are not made, the authors insist, democratic society will collapse, as it always does when 'taxes fall most onerously on those least able to pay.'"
An altogether rare bird: a book meant for a popular audience that actually speaks kindly of the IRS. Read full book review >
GLOBAL CAPITALISM by Will Hutton
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An ambitious and balanced collection that preaches both courage and caution in the face of unprecedented change."
How does globalization affect capitalism? Experts approach the many facets of this question as they assess our increasingly international economy. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Sharply drawn and deeply depressing, Freeland's tale is missing only a whining country-and-western soundtrack to complete its doleful atmosphere."
The sorry story of the fiasco known as the Russian capitalist economy, thoroughly if at times crassly told by correspondent Freeland. Read full book review >
THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS by Andre Schiffrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This is a jolting reminder what has been lost and what was once possible in publishing—and an important story for anyone interested in the future of reading."
An unsentimental look at the corrupting influence of money on book publishing. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2000

"An important book that forthrightly confronts and questions conventional wisdom."
An impassioned but meticulously argued plea for African Americans to address the three basic problems—identified by the author as separatism, anti-intellectualism, and "a cult of victimology"—largely responsible for "keeping black Americans eternally America's case apart." Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"Frivolous utopian schemes that provide little in the way of practical remedies or moral challenges to a complex problem."
Czech, a conservation biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, pleads for an end to the American gospel of economic growth—which, he claims, is now defiling our quality of life and endangering the futures of our grandchildren. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a definitive study of the profession, but simply one woman's tale of table service and, equally, of her lovers, her friends, and her family. Served with a smile."
A fresh new writer and seasoned waitress will be your server for this memoir of a life measured out with coffee spoons. It's not the same story as Prufrock's. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"While Book's claim that women have created a new model of business leadership needs greater substantiation, these easy-reading portraits of dynamic winners do provide young career women with encouraging role models."
Asserting that a "new leadership paradigm" has emerged, a journalist offers breezy, admiring profiles of women executives to illustrate how their working styles differ from those of successful men. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Brian J. Ford
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2000

"A provocative if somewhat unfocused look at a subject near and dear to everyone."
Even for those who rarely think beyond their next meal, food is an inescapable part of the future. Here, a British biologist tries to foretell what's likely to end up on our table in years to come. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 2000

"Conservative in bent, expansive in scope, sedulous in scholarship, often wise and wonderful. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A rigorous, engaging assessment of the impressive post-WWII economic growth in the US by the late business historian Sobel (Coolidge, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
SEX AND REAL ESTATE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2000

"An inventive, erudite analysis from a scholar and homeowner."
Mixing cultural criticism with a belletristic style of writing, Garber (English/Harvard) argues that people love their houses as truly and as passionately as each other. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2000

"A broad, but often insubstantial, treatise on the affluent."
A meditation on the history of wealth as personified by the most avaricious men and women of all time. 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 >