Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Brian J. Ford
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2000

"A provocative if somewhat unfocused look at a subject near and dear to everyone."
Even for those who rarely think beyond their next meal, food is an inescapable part of the future. Here, a British biologist tries to foretell what's likely to end up on our table in years to come. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 2000

"Conservative in bent, expansive in scope, sedulous in scholarship, often wise and wonderful. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A rigorous, engaging assessment of the impressive post-WWII economic growth in the US by the late business historian Sobel (Coolidge, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

SEX AND REAL ESTATE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2000

"An inventive, erudite analysis from a scholar and homeowner."
Mixing cultural criticism with a belletristic style of writing, Garber (English/Harvard) argues that people love their houses as truly and as passionately as each other. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2000

"A broad, but often insubstantial, treatise on the affluent."
A meditation on the history of wealth as personified by the most avaricious men and women of all time. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Sometimes breathlessly narrated but always interesting, this is a solid work of popular business reporting."
A carefully documented yet spirited account of a corporate marriage seemingly made in hell. Read full book review >

CIVIL WARRIORS by Dan Zegart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 20, 2000

"A glossary of the numerous characters coming in and out of the book could have aided the reader, however."
An account of the 30-year war waged by lawyers, scientists, whistle blowers, and health crusaders against the tobacco companies. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2000

"Privileged young adults who can afford to tend to quality-of-life issues before bread-and-butter concerns may gain insights in these pages, but readers facing their first real financial responsibilities will discover little practical merit in Meyer's guidebook."
A breezy, convivial guide to the basics of post-college life, this debut primer is especially suited to well-heeled readers whose financial resources lessen their immediate need for gainful employment. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Can American business assume a green mantle? Yes, assure Freeman, Pierce, and Dodd. Will they? Not until enough individuals demand it."
Freeman (Business/Univ. of Virginia), Pierce (Medicine/Univ. of Nebraska), and business consultant Dodd argue that US business must not content itself with meeting environmental standards mandated by the state: it must instead assume a leadership role in the struggle for conservation. Read full book review >
ON MONEY AND MARKETS by Henry Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not exactly cheery, but definitely worth knowing. (Introduction by Paul A. Volcker)"
A superior course in economics (with a glimpse of biography) from "Dr. Gloom," the famous monetarist, financial forecaster, and bond guru who earned his sobriquet with his infallably honest, level, and sometimes unwelcome economic pronouncements. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fair-minded exposition of a politically loaded subject."
Economists Slemrod (Univ. of Michigan) and Bakija (Williams Coll.) provide a sometimes dense but mostly easy-to-read road map of the US tax system. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2000

"Ultimately boring, but good reference material. (8-page photo insert, not seen)"
An excruciatingly factual account of the "profit taking" schemes that made Thomas Mellon Evans and his corporate-raiding contemporaries fabulously wealthy in the postwar era. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"Greenstein offers a fascinating, if sometimes simplistic, way of considering presidential power—and a timely one in this election year."
Good presidents have solid visions of public policy, communicate them effectively, reconcile conflicting data—and feel good about themselves. 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 >