Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 178)

Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A gentle, clear, and accessible hornbook that should crowd out many other general texts."
In just a few easy lessons, economics journalist Wheelan can teach the most innocent reader to think like an economist. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2002

"Brisk, bouncy, elastic, and exciting."
A fresh, frisky, and funny bio cum industrial history featuring the stereotypical monomaniacal inventor who ignores public opinion and the disdain of family and friends and lives long enough to enjoy seeing them all dine on substantial portions of crow. Read full book review >

Released: July 16, 2002

"So fair-minded it might actually appeal to both sides in the contentious meat-eating debate."
Contemplative examination of contemporary dairy farming and the hidden support systems for our carnivorous habits. Read full book review >
ZIG by Zig Ziglar
Released: July 16, 2002

"Few would rank the aspiration to live by the Golden Rule as other than a worthy aspiration, but Ziglar's zealotry can cast a pall over his larger program."
Motivational speaker Ziglar tells the story of his professional, spiritual, and familial success. Read full book review >
Released: July 10, 2002

"Straightforward storytelling and captivating reading: satisfying as a Maine lobster dinner."
Greenlaw, who chronicled life as captain of a swordfish boat in The Hungry Ocean (1999), here describes her new work: lobstering on the tiny Maine island where her family lives. Read full book review >

Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine treat for food buffs, less snotty than Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential but just as revealing on how a fancy meal makes it way to the table."
Fine dining, politics, and a host of strange characters meet in this engaging, behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's hippest restaurants. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2002

"An in-depth, if credulous, look at an Internet pioneer."
A journalist's admiring history of eBay, written with a dated enthusiam for the new economy. Read full book review >
Released: June 10, 2002

"Provocative, readable, and sure to earn Stiglitz persona non grata status in certain corridors of power."
An insider's account of the ill-considered effort to make a free market of the Third World, an effort that, described here, favors the rich and robs the poor. Read full book review >
Released: June 7, 2002

"Those interested in international justice will find this both fascinating and disturbing; a worthy companion to Jean Ziegler's The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead (1999)."
A tangled tale of Nazi gold, Swiss banks, and dogged lawyers locked in titanic struggle. Read full book review >
A BIG LIFE (IN ADVERTISING) by Mary Wells Lawrence
Released: May 12, 2002

"An engaging, if empty, showbiz memoir."
An advertising pioneer's memoir of a successful career. Read full book review >
Released: May 14, 2002

"Sturdy economic history with a heavy dash of social criticism—and, as many conservative critics have said before of Phillips, excellent ammunition for liberals."
"Laissez-faire is a pretense," writes post-conservative pundit Phillips (The Cousins' Wars, 1999, etc.). "Government power and preferment have been used by the rich, not shunned." In other words, in this country, the rich not only get richer, they also get more privileged. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2002

"Preaching to the choir."
A deconstruction of globalization that veers toward manifesto. 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 >