Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

Released: March 6, 2012

"Rothkopf delivers a lively, accessible treatment of a multifaceted, complex subject."
Rothkopf (Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, 2009, etc.) uses a wide-angle lens to examine the relation between public and private power. Read full book review >
Released: March 2, 2012

"Not for novices, but economically adept readers interested in a comprehensive analysis of what went wrong in the residential real estate market will find a wealth of information and ideas."
First-time author Elgonemy offers an in-depth look at the 2007 housing market collapse and suggests changes to mortgage practices to prevent its recurrence. Read full book review >

Released: March 1, 2012

"Quirky, insightful and enjoyable—a welcome corrective to the typical advice from economists and financial managers steeped in the 'dismal science.'"
Vanderkam (168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, 2010, etc.), a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors, takes a fresh look at financial planning. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2012

"An impassioned, forward-thinking plea for economic reform at the grassroots level."
In an installment of the environmentally responsible publisher's Community Resilience Guide series, an astute economist weighs in on a hot-button issue: how to keep local dollars invested in local businesses. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2012

"An immensely beneficial, contemporary analysis of what makes modern-day working families really work."
Can today's nuclear family survive the demands of a two-career household? Journalist Hirshberg knows firsthand and explains how it's done. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A complex, carefully constructed story of the development of the Black Muslim Movement and one of its most notorious leaders."
A tale of the rise of a Black Muslim leader, the death of a newspaper editor and the history of the Black Muslim Movement. Read full book review >
BORROW by Louis Hyman
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A witty and wise companion in this new age of information overload."
Razor-sharp analysis of the state of knowledge in the age of computer networking. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A sterling example of how an academic author can combine high-level theory with interesting, important real-world examples."
A readable account of how philanthropy caught on in the United States more pervasively than any other nation. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Solid, well-structured support from someone who's gone through the downsizing process."
Chau shares her own story and advice on getting back into the job market in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"Simultaneously smart, insightful, terrifying and humorous."
A welcome update of a business classic. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An informative, engaging survey of the beneficial consequences of globalization."
A wide-ranging survey of the global impact of the 215 million people who live outside their countries of origin. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >