Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: April 3, 2018

"A solid overview of a nation much in world news and of economic trends that will have significant effects in the global marketplace in years to come."
Tracing the conjoined realms of dynastic politics and international commerce in the history of Saudi Arabia. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A useful, reasonable work of civilian policy analysis sure to invite discussion and even controversy."
A sort-of-liberal, sort-of-conservative argument for a secure southern border, served up by investor and philanthropist Buffett (40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

Released: April 3, 2018

"These ideas—first introduced in the Harvard Business Review­­—will intrigue anyone who wants to channel the new power of the crowd."
A study of the "new power" made possible by connectivity. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"Provocative and deftly argued, Pastor's book reminds us that the future is unwritten and that it always has deep roots in, and connections to, the past."
A look at the recent history of California and what it may mean for the future of the United States. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A smart, comprehensive economics guide with a feminist twist."
Diamond (Whole Worlds Could Pass Away, 2017, etc.) sets out to debunk the patriarchy of capitalism in this nonfiction work aimed at women. Read full book review >

EVERYTHING IS BROKEN UP AND DANCES by Edoardo Nesi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 27, 2018

"The result is an analysis that sings, though its melody turns increasingly sour."
Two Italians from different backgrounds offer call-and-response pieces on the post-millennial economic collapse. Read full book review >
Released: March 27, 2018

"A valuable book from a sensible centrist who writes with great knowledge and good humor."
Blinder (Economics and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, 2013, etc.) argues that economists and politicians often talk past one another. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A lively and illuminating revisionist history."
A search for profits and new markets spurred England's exploration of North America. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"Programmers, social engineers, and management consultants are among the many audiences for this useful, thought-provoking book."
If it can be built, it can fall apart: a cautionary study in how complex systems can easily go awry. Read full book review >
CLASS MATTERS by Steve Fraser
Released: March 20, 2018

"Smart and sometimes snarky; a book to study up on before taking to the streets to protest things as they are."
An examination of the concept and reality of class in a putatively classless nation. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"Good ammunition for contrarians and well grounded in scholarly research."
Just say no: an examination of how the naysayers in the audience can help individuals and organizations make better decisions. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A timely, intensely intimate, and relevant exposé on a greatly disregarded sector of the American workforce."
An investigative report exposes rampant workplace sexual abuse against female immigrant workers. 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 >