Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

GOLDMAN SACHS by Lisa Endlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1999

"A new, complimentary angle on the ethnology of Wall Street. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The recondite investment bank whose very name evokes bags of gold, a firm as puissant as any on Wall Street, is investigated. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1999

"Fun to read, but unlikely to help fulfill any promise of liberalism."
Meet political essayist and attorney Geoghegan, an unrepentant liberal, i.e., a living anachronism. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1999

"Dark Age'), Shulman points to real dangers as knowledge seems, more and more ominously, to equal power."
An effective polemic against those seeking any monopoly on knowledge in the information age. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 1999

"A book a bit prolix but quite sagacious on an urgent topic, that might serve as a handbook for a new world agency."
The good news is that we are all living longer. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 1999

"A worthy addition to the literature of labor activism and women's studies. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A spirited autobiography by a pioneering feminist, labor organizer, socialist, and scholar. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Here is an independent, thoughtful text, useful for interpreting tomorrow morning's economic news."
Cosmopolite Luttwak (The Endangered American Dream, 1993, etc.) again turns his attention to geoeconomics and offers a new locution for overheated, unregulated free-market enterprise. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The chances that his ideas will be widely embraced are, of course, approximately equivalent to the chances that manufacturers will stop using human envy to sell their products, but they are nevertheless worth considering."
A scientific attack on luxury that, though a little preachy, is not just an ascetic diatribe. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"We will live and see.' (30 photos)"
Under no five-year plan, Russia's journey to capitalism is a unique occurrence. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1999

"Others have covered this territory before and done it (much) better."
Embarrassingly trite and thin look at the history of women and the silver screen. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"The presentation is entirely anecdotal with no pretense at analysis, but Zappetti's life would hold anyone's interest."
Whiting revels in the seamy side of Japan. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An entertaining account of a little-known episode in American cultural history, and a keen reminder that the ever-embattled cigarette has risen from its ashes more than once. (17 b&w photos)"
A brief yet detailed history of the fluctuating popularity of the cigarette in America and of the reform movements dedicated to snuffing it out. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Stock up on Godiva and Goo-Goo Bars and be entertained by this substantial report, without sugar coating, on a surefire topic. (photos, not seen)"
Former Washington Post reporter Brenner expands a simple assignment into an inviting visit to candy land, a place dominated by the legacies of two very different corporate dictators. 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 >