Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

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 >
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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 >

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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
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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 >

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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 >
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Released: April 1, 2001

"Interesting profiles, ho-hum analysis."
A by-now familiar study of accomplished, powerful women and their inability to combine high-octane careers with motherhood in the existing corporate culture. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 2001

"A readable, provocative treatise that 'gets outside the box' in a huge way. Timely and inspiring."
Noted eco-designers suggest a paradigm shift in human habits of manufacture and consumption. Read full book review >
A WORKING STIFF’S MANIFESTO by Iain Levison
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Released: April 1, 2001

"Amusing but punch-less."
A raucous memoir of odd jobs and unhappiness by an author who is more drifter than working stiff. Read full book review >
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Released: March 1, 2001

"An urgent and cogent (if somewhat breathless) reminder that journalistic ethics must attempt to keep pace with the explosive technological revolution."
Seib (Campaigns and Conscience, not reviewed) examines the professional, commercial, and ethical pressures on the news media exerted by technologies that make the delivery of information both instantaneous and global. Read full book review >
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Released: March 1, 2001

"A sharp and fascinating account."
Kerr (Lost Japan, not reviewed), one of the West's most astute observers of the Japanese scene, unveils a cultural crisis of mega-proportions that currently grips the island nation like a vise. Read full book review >
FRIEDRICH HAYEK by Alan Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A solid and serviceable, if somewhat dry, introduction to Hayek's life and work."
An intellectual biography of one of the 20th century's greatest economists. 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 >