Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"Good basic guidance and encouragement for those interested in stock trading and real estate."
A debut filled with broad advice, from how to achieve dreams to how to navigate beginner investment deals. Read full book review >
THE IDEALIST by Nina Munk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Trenchant and thought-provoking."
A journalist's probing account of renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs' Utopian experiment in ending global poverty. Read full book review >

THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY by Sasha Abramsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Abramsky's well-researched, deeply felt depiction of poverty is eye-opening, and his outrage is palpable. He aims to stimulate discussion, but whether his message provokes action remains to be seen."
An updating of Michael Harrington's influential 1962 report on poverty, The Other America, written in the hope that it, too, will launch a new war on poverty. Read full book review >
"GIFT CARD GUY" by Gary T. Dinkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2013

"A light, breezy record of one entrepreneur's rise to fortune and the crazy ways of modern American business."
A gift-card entrepreneur recounts his rise, dispensing life lessons and business tips along the way. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An apt and affable nautical chaperone, George's watery excursion fascinates and dutifully educates."
Consistently illuminating in-depth analysis of the global shipping industry. Read full book review >

BETTING ON FAMINE by Jean Ziegler
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A powerfully written argument for a change of course and priorities."
Ziegler (co-author: The Fight for the Right to Food, 2011, etc.), the former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (2000-2008), points to the principles of the Atlantic Charter and Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms as possible solutions to world hunger, malnutrition and starvation. Read full book review >
PORTRAITS OF CHANGE by Saha Dhevan Meyanathan
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2013

"A detailed, well-illustrated overview of Mongolian small businesses that are growing with the help of local microcredit."
An inside look at some of the small businesses driving Mongolia's economic growth and future. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"Controversial, of course, but well-grounded in data and fact. Anyone with an interest in economic policy ought to have a look."
Blame it all on Ronald Reagan—every damn bit of misery and immiseration that has befallen the middle and lower classes in the past three decades. That's the thunder-stealing takeaway of former Treasury Department assistant secretary and World Bank executive Tyler's book. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A thoughtful, provocative investigation and assessment."
A senior correspondent for Fox Business Network profiles the ongoing insider trading prosecutions that have secured convictions for more than 70 hedge fund traders. Read full book review >
SEEING WHAT OTHERS DON'T by Gary Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"Intriguing findings that should play a transformative role, not only in the field of psychology, but also in corporate boardrooms."
Experimental psychologist Klein (Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making, 2009, etc.) examines the transformative role of creative insight. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2013

"A thoughtful, serviceable guide for corporate success."
Co-founders of a global consulting firm present authoritative, culturally aware advice for successful marketing in China's complex and growing economy. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Compelling in its specificity and intriguing in its portrayal of leading financial institutions and their malfeasance."
Financial journalist Raghavan debuts with this account of the international web of insider trading at Raj Rajaratnam's Galleon hedge fund. 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 >