Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

EXECUTIVE BLUES by G.J. Meyer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Here's a funny, frank, and underlying it all, melancholy journal of a painful journey. (First serial to Harper's)"
Corporate flack Meyer (The Memphis Murders, not reviewed) tells his own story, from rags to riches to outplacement hell. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF A CONSERVATIVE ENVIRONMENTALIST by Gordon K. Durnil
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Uncommonly sensible and heartfelt perspectives on being green, from a concerned citizen for whom environmentalism has become a matter of enlightened self-interest."
An engaging and thought-provoking memoir from a political conservative whose environmental consciousness was raised during a stint as co-head of a watchdog agency. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"An uninformed and uninformative take on a pillar of the sweet- tooth trade. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
This trashy, overstated assault on the proprietors of Mars Inc. Read full book review >
BEHIND THE WHEEL AT CHRYSLER by Doron P. Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 1995

"A cogent exposition that provides an understanding of who and what propels the monster auto industry through its exhilarating booms and dolorous slumps."
Detroit Free Press reporter Levin (Irreconcilable Differences: Ross Perot vs. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 10, 1995

"8 pages b&w photos, not seen)."
A fulsome life story of an evangelistic lecturer, a champion of Babbittry, and author of the prototypical self-helper, the late Professor Napoleon Hill, is offered by an interested party. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"The Tsutsumis await a savvier Boswell to bring them to life."
British journalist Downer has bitten off appreciably more than she can chew in this interpretive history of the house of Tsutsumi, one of the wealthiest and least conventional families in conformist Japan. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 1995

"You get the feeling the authors don't watch kids who watch TV, but their eloquent defense of public television comes at a crucial time."
A rousing if slightly canned diatribe against commercial children's television, by a former FCC chairman and broadcasting executive. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 1995

"Filled with all the fervor of an uncompromising reformer certain of the truth of his message."
Pugnacious arguments in favor of a single-payer health plan for the United States, along with instructions for building a mass movement to get one. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"A savvy scholar's vivid and informative account of a consequential figure who indeed made a difference in an island nation ripe for change."
Perceptive reprise of what strong-willed Margaret Thatcher did and did not accomplish during her 11-year tenure as Great Britain's first woman prime minister. Read full book review >
1939 by David Gelernter
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 7, 1995

"But good fun for pop culture aficionados. (author tour)"
A readable but peculiar blend of fact and fiction aiming to give a visitors'-eye view of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1995

"A detailed briefing on a consequential deal that opened the way for more landmark transactions. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The suspenseful tale of an employee buyout that has kept an old-line steel mill operating when many of its Rust Belt counterparts have fallen by the wayside. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"An on-the-money introduction to the financial fraternity's ruling class."
This blue-chip status report makes a substantive contribution to the growing body of literature of the pivotal role played by central banks in in the Global Village's financial affairs (see Marjorie Deane and Robert Pringle's The Central Banks, 1995). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >