Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A sermon on gluttony and sloth and a jeremiad against those who aid, abet, and profit from these sins. (Author tour)"
``The very act of living in the United States puts you at great risk for obesity,'' warns science writer Fumento in this harangue with a clear message: The fault, dear fatties, lies in overconsumption and underexertion. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"For all its theoretical fuzziness and scattered organization, much of McKenna's analysis is sound—and timely. (Author tour)"
An accurate, though imperfectly analyzed, account of an unfinished revolution. Read full book review >

WALL STREET by Charles Geisst
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A history of Wall Street educating the general public about this important and often confusing institution is a worthy goal— and one not yet achieved."
Geisst (Finance/Manhattan Coll.) attempts a comprehensive history of Wall Street. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A timely reminder that the blessings of America's good times remain unequally distributed."
An academic's arresting appraisal of what he deems a serious lack of employment opportunity in a booming domestic economy. Read full book review >
JUGGLING by Jane S. Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Despite this admitted shortcoming and the occasional excess of personal information, Juggling provides an honest and insightful consideration of one courageous woman's experience."
A sobering account of women's struggle for opportunity and equality in the work force, seen through the eyes of one of the leaders in the fight. Read full book review >

COD by Mark Kurlansky
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

Cod—that whitest of the white-fleshed fish, prize of every fish-and-chips establishment—gets expert, loving, and encyclopedic handling from Food and Wine columnist Kurlansky (A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"While optimistic about many consultants, however, the authors warn companies to be wary of too much good advice. (Author tour)"
A look into the insular and highly confidential world of consulting firms like Bain & Co., Andersen Consulting, McKinsey & Co., and Deloitte & Touche. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 16, 1997

"A first-rate work of journalism in the public interest."
A disquieting, highly effective assault on the American way of producing and eating food. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 1997

"If Chernow provides no breakthrough perspectives to arrest the attention of professionals, he delivers a sound, accessible account of the forces shaping capital, credit, currency, and securities markets on the eve of a new millennium."
Three ad rem essays from National Book Award winner Chernow on the convulsive shift in the balance of monetary power (from commercial, investment, and merchant bankers to financial conglomerates) that has marked 20th-century capitalism. Read full book review >
THE UNDERTAKING by Thomas Lynch
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 1997

"Already excerpted in Harper's and the London Review of Books, this thoughtful volume is neither too sentimental nor too clinical about death's role (and the author's) in our lives. (illustrations, not seen)"
Eloquent, meditative observations on the place of death in small-town life, from the only poet/funeral director in Milford, Mich. Read full book review >
CRY BLOODY MURDER by Elaine DePrince
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 1997

"HIV catastrophe."
With estimable dignity, a mother recounts the horrendous tragedy her family suffered when, due to the scandalous indifference of certain pharmaceutical companies, the medicines her sons used became deadly poisons. Read full book review >
WALL STREET by Doug Henwood
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 1997

"Next assignment: Present the same ideas in a more accessible form to a wider audience."
Wall Street mavens who hate challenges to their self-serving worldview will not enjoy this book. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >