Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: May 3, 2018

"A marvelously succinct introduction to entrepreneurship."
A wide-ranging discussion of how to create thriving entrepreneurial communities with the assistance of online education. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"It's a fascinating story of widespread malfeasance, but readers hoping for crisp, incisive reporting will be disappointed."
On the trail of a French psychic who ran an international scam that preyed on some of society's most vulnerable people. Read full book review >

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN by Ben Fountain
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"For most readers, Fountain will offer fresh insights. While some readers may not agree with all of his conclusions, the author's masterful original phrasings make the book worthwhile, urgent, and timely."
Truth is stranger than fiction in these linked reported essays about the 2016 presidential campaign. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An accessible academic treatise worth understanding."
A British economics professor is debunking again; this time, her target is the conventional wisdom that so-called wealth creators deserve to accumulate massive riches. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A provocative look at a rising industry that may soon change the nature of the world's too-busy roadways."
Tired of paying hefty insurance bills and parking fines? A self-driving car may be the flying car of our near-future dreams, as this all-for-it account makes clear. Read full book review >

Released: May 8, 2018

"A valuable resource for executives concerned with the protection of vital, technological property."
A brief but comprehensive introduction to business cybersecurity for tech noobs. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A revealing look at the numbers, how they're derived and interpreted, and how they sometimes fail us. Timely reading for the coming midterm elections."
The inside dope on how polls work—and don't work—from CBS's News Director of Elections and Surveys. Read full book review >
SILICON STATES by Lucie Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A fascinating exercise in description, prescription, and prognosis that we'll have a chance to field-test in the near future."
Tech writer and think-tank denizen Greene looks at what may be big tech's greatest disruption of all: the disruption of the political order. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"Shows real insight into the turmoil of the contemporary workplace; business leaders should take note."
A debut guide offers advice on navigating the chaotic world of work. Read full book review >
HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir."
Journalist Smarsh explores socio-economic class and poverty through an account of her low-income, rural Kansas-based extended family. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A provocative critique of the kind of modern, feel-good giving that addresses symptoms and not causes."
Give a hungry man a fish, and you get to pat yourself on the back—and take a tax deduction. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A quietly hopeful spin on an economic process that has proved tremendously dislocating for a generation and more of workers."
A revealing study of the "gig economy," which, though it seems new, has long antecedents. 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 >