Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"American skin, then, is eminently sheddable. Trendspotters will find Wynter's study fascinating."
Nativists and know-nothings beware: northern European culture is on the decline in America, replaced by a friendly beige. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine treat for food buffs, less snotty than Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential but just as revealing on how a fancy meal makes it way to the table."
Fine dining, politics, and a host of strange characters meet in this engaging, behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's hippest restaurants. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"A highly entertaining, if ultimately depressing, saga of greed and good-ol'-boy immorality. (b&w photos)"
A journalist picks through an unsavory gumbo of political corruption in the Pelican State. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2001

"A captivating if necessarily fragmented look at an American institution. (50 b&w illustrations)"
Essays, excerpts, snippets, and snapshots of the Street, from 1670 to 2000. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2001

"Sharp, empathetic, astute, Ehrenreich speaks loudly and eloquently for a group of workers who are often too tired and too manipulated to speak for themselves."
With wit and anger, a celebrated social commentator paints a brutal portrait of the world of low-wage work during the 1990s, when "welfare as we know it" was about to end and America was at the crest of its biggest economic wave in history. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exquisitely revealing and written with real polish: a first-class account."
A history of the modern stock market, detailing its transmogrification from a "gambling hell" run by speculators and cronies to a rational, sophisticated exchange open to all. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Studious amateurs as well as earnest undergrads will probably make this a standard text."
A sweeping chronicle of the Dismal Science's long evolution. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Felicitous economics? Hard to believe, but McMillan's prose resembles single malt, going down easy as it stimulates. Clarifying and humanistic."
A wide-ranging, illuminating history of that old, colorful, and sometimes disgraceful institution known as the marketplace: exotic, innovative, and everyday; on terra firma and in cyberspace; bazaar to eBay. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Tiresome. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Australian journalist Kremmer (Stalking the Elephant Kings, not reviewed) rambles around Afghanistan and its recent history. Read full book review >
COLOSSUS by Jack Beatty
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2001

"An engaging and varied look at the economic forces that have shaped America."
Atlantic Monthly senior editor Beatty (The World According to Peter Drucker, 1998, etc.) has put together an eclectic collection of readings that examines the influence of corporations on American life—from the cotton mills of 19th-century New England to the leveraged buyouts of contemporary Wall Street. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2001

"An uplifting tale of domestic martyrdom, told with a remarkable lack of self-pity, that forces us to put our own sorrows into perspective."
A paean to a housewife in a small Midwestern town who saved her ten children from homelessness by winning hundreds of jingle-writing contests during the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"More readable than most studies of its kind, Lindblom's overview raises as many questions as it answers—and offers much food for thought."
A roundabout but illuminating attempt to define a slippery economic construct. 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 >