Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 170)

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"For the academic shopaholic."
A frequently muddled, occasionally intriguing exploration of shoppers and shops from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Read full book review >
MOTHER JONES by Elliott J. Gorn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Amid the current concerns over global labor exploitation, this is a timely, unromanticized reminder that human suffering has accompanied industrial change in the past, and that people fought to ameliorate it."
A stimulating biography of the pugnacious labor organizer that sheds light on radical movements while questioning the myth-making machine that surrounds great figures. Read full book review >

THE SHORT SWEET DREAM OF EDUARDO GUTIÉRREZ by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A straightforward account of an illegal that comments eloquently on the human cost of globalization."
Legendary newspaper columnist and novelist (I Don't Want to Go to Jail, p. 347, etc.) Breslin's revealing and tragic saga of an illegal Mexican worker who perished in a 1999 New York City construction accident. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Sowell's economics in a social vacuum is as meaningful as color in the absence of light."
From conservative think-tanker Sowell (The Quest for Cosmic Justice, 1999, etc.), ideological balderdash parading as a disinterested introduction to economics. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2001

"The dismal science is no longer quite so dismal with the arrival of this wonderfully instructive report."
A smart reporter with an instinctive tilt to the left, Garson (All the Livelong Day, not reviewed, etc.) follows her money around the world in this perceptive financial odyssey. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweeping debut not only for the author but also for this branch of American poli-sci, with color on every page and a hacker's gift for cutting through the blather."
The chronicle of a farcically troubled marriage between two rich, hubristic West Coast techies and their e-mail-challenged D.C. counterparts. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The most honest and enlightening book about West Point published in many years. (16 photos)"
An intimate glimpse at how the US Military Academy transforms some of America's most promising youths into thoughtful and adaptive army officers as it moves into the 21st century. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"People magazine for the mutual-fund set."
A banker catalogues America's wealthiest men and women. Read full book review >
1831 by Louis P. Masur
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An intelligent and imaginative historical essay with a few pieces missing."
A history of one year in the United States. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Cigarette fans and foes alike will find something useful in these pages."
A journalistic portrait, alternately affectionate and damning, of the world's favorite weed. Read full book review >
SALT by Mark Kurlansky
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Enlightening and delighting as he goes, Kurlansky is, like Jane Grigson before him, a peerless food historian."
A lively social history that does for salt what Kurlansky previously did for Cod (1997). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Credible, if sometimes bland."
The son of the first African-American to control a seat on New York Stock Exchange undertakes a history of blacks on Wall Street. 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 >