Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 178)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Helmut Newton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Disarmingly frank, refreshingly unsentimental, surprisingly crude, and utterly absorbing."
The renowned "bad boy" photographer reflects on his long journey from pampered Berlin brat to international fashion icon. Read full book review >
AL QAEDA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MODERN by John Gray
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A smart, learned, lucid, and alarming argument, occasionally overstated for rhetorical purposes."
From across the Atlantic, Gray (European Thought/London School of Economics) warns that the US will not much longer enjoy either its military hegemony or its economic puissance unless it abandons its procrustean international policies. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fine muckery, with fingers pointed and blame apportioned. Like being lifted up high, where the air is clear."
"These are grotesque times," say one writer in this assembly of pieces from The Baffler, echoing other contributors as they chronicle the fallout from the New Economy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A treat for policy wonks and students of economics—and worth reading for anyone who plays the market."
If you have a rage for chaos, you'll love the stock market—beg pardon, the equity culture—of the future. Read full book review >
NOT FADE AWAY by Laurence Shames
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"'I can't believe it all just stops.' Barton died in September 2002, leaving behind this appreciable scrapbook of his life."
Dying from stomach cancer at 51, the late media entrepreneur Barton looked back over his hungry, high-speed life to tender some personal truths. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"In short: Get thee behind us, Milton Friedman—there's a new accountant in town, and he's counting megawatts and felled forests."
Of inputs, outputs, and invisible hands: a prolegomenon to a future economics that takes environmental costs fully into account. Read full book review >
WIRED--A ROMANCE by Gary Wolf
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2003

"Uneven, but the quirky characters and the magazine's skyrocket trajectory keep it compelling through the final page."
Unconventional business saga about the founding of Wired magazine and its related online empire. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2003

"Solid storytelling brought to bear on a dusty corner of financial history."
In which a proto-yuppie out of a Tarkington novel gets his comeuppance—sort of. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2003

"A monumental piece of work, stuffed to the gills with both clean and dirty secrets, certain to be de rigueur poolside reading in Beverly Hills this summer."
The story of MCA and its unrivaled influence on the culture and business of entertainment under perhaps the most powerful man about whom most Americans know nothing. Read full book review >
DRY by Augusten Burroughs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Didn't think you'd ever feel even an ounce of sympathy for—let alone root for—a drunken adman, did you? Meet Mr. Burroughs."
Like the alcohol he so enjoys, Burroughs's story of getting dry will go straight into your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and wiped out. Read full book review >
A MATHEMATICIAN PLAYS THE STOCK MARKET by John Allen Paulos
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A first-rate exploration into the math of the market: heuristic numeracy at its best."
A severe investment miscalculation leads to valuable lessons about the tricky psychology and thorny arithmetic of the market. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Readers may profitably take a meeting."
Colorful, funny tale of the rise and fall of an interactive sing-along Internet site, related with considerable insight and wit by journalist Fishman. 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 >