Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"It is not necessary to be an environmental activist to find this a compelling portrait of a young woman of remarkable fortitude and dedication. (40 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A charged first-person account by an ardent environmental activist whose long-term occupation of a giant redwood tree focused public attention on the cutting of old-growth redwood forests in northern California. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A revealing, often surprising glimpse into the mind and emotions of one analyst and her participation in the therapeutic process."
Six tales of imaginary encounters between a psychoanalyst and her patients that dramatically illustrate what the experience of psychoanalytic therapy is like from an analyst's point of view. Read full book review >

DREAMBIRDS by Rob Nixon
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Readers may just want to bury their heads in the sand."
Nixon links his personal memoirs to the natural and cultural history of the ostrich, only to produce a narrative with as little hope of flight as the dreambird itself. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2000

"A smart and engaging book about money and the American ways with it. (Author tour)"
The host of "Marketplace," NPR's popular program about money, travels the country, Candide-like, in search of ways to spend a relatively small sum. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2000

"Standard business leadership exhortations, already well-trafficked by the likes of Tom Peters and, for that matter, good old Road Runner himself. (B&w cartoons throughout) ($100,000 ad/promo)"
Sensible and decent, albeit hyperventilated and not exactly original, behavioral advice for business managers in the new millennium, served up by consultants Bell and Harari. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Lacking the honesty and wit of his model, Pinault comes across as all dressed up with no one to bully, confound, or deceive."
An unconvincingly moralizing tale of Pinault's 12-year career in the global-consulting industry that aims, none too successfully, to be the Liars— Poker of its ilk. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A different brand of business book, thank goodness: saucy, heartfelt, and warmly appealing in its faith in the commonwealth."
The Internet is loosening the corset strings of business—pretty much sloughing off the whole cruel garment—suggest computer-folk Levine, Locke, Searls, and Weinberger; and businesses that don't get natural soon won't have any customers. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"An alarm about the state of amateur sport, and about what a society addicted to sports and money is doing to the mindset and future of the nation's youth. (8 pages b&w photos)"
An blistering exposÇ of the sneaker industry's current role in amateur basketball. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A well-composed synthesis of a little-understood profession's recent personal history."
The sources of management theory—the history and the progenitors of the peculiar discipline of business forensics (but not actual lessons in management)—are detailed in this survey course. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"An excellent contribution to the study of leadership among those who make life-and-death decisions in the most challenging situations—one that could well serve as required reading in both military and business schools."
What does it take to make a great general or a great leader or manager in any field? Read full book review >
LINNAEUS by Lisbet Koerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Astute and engaging: not only a useful treatment of the economic relatives of Linnaeus— well-known taxonomy, but also a taxonomy of its own, that of genus Linnaeus, species intellectual imagination. (4 halftones)"
A rich biographical study that documents the strange, often unfortunate relation between the well-known scientific thinking and the forgotten economic theories of famed Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707-78). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"An important tale that could have been told better. (9 b&w photos)"
A dry and rather pedantic account that fails to capture the drama of a momentous episode of 20th-century history. 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 >