Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 171)

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 >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2001

"An exemplary blend of polemic and journalism, guaranteed to put you off your lunch."
A tale full of sound, fury, and popping grease. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE OF SUCCESS by Robert B. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"A work that should inspire citizens and policy makers to reflect on where we are going and if we really want to go there."
Former Secretary of Labor Reich (Locked in the Cabinet, not reviewed) considers the promise and problems of the new economy. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Still, as models go, Shackleton is self-evidently a good one whose bravery, honesty, and intelligence ought to be welcome qualities in any workshop or boardroom. Fans of pop-management literature could do far worse than to read this book."
First Jesus, then Attila the Hun. Now English explorer Ernest Shackleton is pressed into service as a model of business leadership. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Bates's comprehensive scholarship and his field experience in developing nations give this dense, closely argued text a force that will strike even general readers. (3 maps, not seen)"
A slender but challenging monograph exploring the role of violence in economies and societies. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Humane, razor sharp, and charmingly told: a must for anyone interested in the story of how books are made."
Everything you wanted to know about the publishing industry in seven easy lessons. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Initially solid case study of American business degenerates into a vanity publication."
A fawning biography of the restaurateur who brought glitzy haute cuisine to New York. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Perhaps not for the general public, but a must-have for those in the business of business."
A lively and informative narrative of product-based entrepreneurship in the virtual-product age, by business-school roommates who built and sold a better mouse. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A timely brave-new-world primer almost impossibly rich in quotable maxims. Even readers who recoil from Kaplan's prescription for global governance based on a new American imperium will find this empowering instant classic essential ammunition for any debate about what to do next."
Just in time for the post-World Trade Center era, a hardheaded, eerily prescient view of American geopolitics in a dangerous century. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"A sharp diagnosis that offers few prescriptions."
A lucid if self-evident examination of the impact that cyberspace is having on America's residential and commercial landscape, from trend-forecaster Kotkin (Tribes, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Cautionary—perhaps alarmist—but full of sound advice on how to dodge falling chunks of sky and how to replace them when the 'All Clear' is sounded."
The economics editor of Business Week forecasts the "good chance" of a "New Economy bust." 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 >