Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis."
From one of the world's leading economists, a political call to action in defense of equality and human rights. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A lively, fitting tribute to 'mankind's first international ‘big science' project.'"
A scientific adventure tale in which astronomers risk their lives, traveling the high seas in winter, trekking over ice-bound Siberia and facing deadly diseases. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 5, 2012

"Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience."
Moyo (How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead, 2012, etc.) warns about the dangers of international conflicts over land and resources. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"At once stimulating and warmhearted, with sentences of drop-dead beauty and acuity on nearly every page."
Another superb essay collection from novelist Hustvedt (The Summer without Men, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"In this amusing, rah-rah pep rally for the imminent crush of summer tourists, the author shows that there is much more to London than Big Ben, London Bridge and William Shakespeare."
The mayor of London demonstrates that understanding his city requires an acquaintance with key historical personages, from Alfred the Great to Keith Richards. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 29, 2012

"A competent, thorough assessment from a veteran expert in the field."
Edelman (Georgetown University Law Center; Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, 2001, etc.) examines the continuing problem of poverty in the United States. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 29, 2012

"A business-based approach that redefines the notion of food aid to Africa."
Toiling one step ahead of famine: a firsthand chronicle of a year in the life of small farmers in Kenya. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"A well-researched, informative and accessible look at important economic and agricultural issues."
New Scientist environmental and development consultant Pearce (The Coming Population Crash, 2010, etc.) documents widespread global "land grabs" by moneyed interests and the dire consequences for poor people around the world. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 22, 2012

"A deeply argued call to action from a lucid, impassioned polemicist."
A concise, cogent assessment of the 2008 banking disaster and how the fallout has affected the country. Read full book review >
CHINA AIRBORNE by James Fallows
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 15, 2012

"An enjoyable, important update on an enigmatic economic giant."
In this natural follow-up to Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports fromChina (2008), Atlantic correspondent Fallows analyzes the problems and promises of China's economic development through an examination of the efforts to create a world-class aerospace industry. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 15, 2012

"A rewarding glimpse behind the Alaska oil headlines."
An on-the-ice view of the struggle over offshore oil exploration in Alaska. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2012

"Explaining his use of cutting-edge research to undercut Gordon Gekko's infamous mantra ('Greed is good'), Zak is engaging, entertaining and profound."
Zak (Economic Psychology and Management/Claremont Graduate Univ.; Moral Markets: the Critical Role of Values in the Economy, 2008, etc.) explores a surprising link among neuroscience, morality and economic success. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >