Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 178)

NON-FICTION
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 >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2001

"The dismal science is no longer quite so dismal with the arrival of this wonderfully instructive report."
A smart reporter with an instinctive tilt to the left, Garson (All the Livelong Day, not reviewed, etc.) follows her money around the world in this perceptive financial odyssey. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Initially solid case study of American business degenerates into a vanity publication."
A fawning biography of the restaurateur who brought glitzy haute cuisine to New York. Read full book review >
1831 by Louis P. Masur
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An intelligent and imaginative historical essay with a few pieces missing."
A history of one year in the United States. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Cigarette fans and foes alike will find something useful in these pages."
A journalistic portrait, alternately affectionate and damning, of the world's favorite weed. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2001

"An exemplary blend of polemic and journalism, guaranteed to put you off your lunch."
A tale full of sound, fury, and popping grease. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Bates's comprehensive scholarship and his field experience in developing nations give this dense, closely argued text a force that will strike even general readers. (3 maps, not seen)"
A slender but challenging monograph exploring the role of violence in economies and societies. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Humane, razor sharp, and charmingly told: a must for anyone interested in the story of how books are made."
Everything you wanted to know about the publishing industry in seven easy lessons. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The most honest and enlightening book about West Point published in many years. (16 photos)"
An intimate glimpse at how the US Military Academy transforms some of America's most promising youths into thoughtful and adaptive army officers as it moves into the 21st century. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweeping debut not only for the author but also for this branch of American poli-sci, with color on every page and a hacker's gift for cutting through the blather."
The chronicle of a farcically troubled marriage between two rich, hubristic West Coast techies and their e-mail-challenged D.C. counterparts. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE OF SUCCESS by Robert B. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"A work that should inspire citizens and policy makers to reflect on where we are going and if we really want to go there."
Former Secretary of Labor Reich (Locked in the Cabinet, not reviewed) considers the promise and problems of the new economy. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Still, as models go, Shackleton is self-evidently a good one whose bravery, honesty, and intelligence ought to be welcome qualities in any workshop or boardroom. Fans of pop-management literature could do far worse than to read this book."
First Jesus, then Attila the Hun. Now English explorer Ernest Shackleton is pressed into service as a model of business leadership. 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 >