Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A vivid, highly disturbing narrative with relevance to current discussions of economic inequality and workplace safety."
The disheartening but well-told account of a grisly 1991 factory fire that exemplifies the social costs of institutional racism and "cheap" capitalism. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid economic reportage. Investors who remember the events of 30 years ago will blanch all over again, especially at the author's suggestion that worse may be yet to come."
Financial journalist Henriques (The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, 2011, etc.) turns her gaze on the catastrophic Wall Street collapse of 1987, "the contagious crisis that the system nearly didn't survive." Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A by-the-numbers business book stuffed with case studies of success and failure but also with good material for priming the pump."
An exhortation to raise one's freak flag, dust off that notebook full of plans and dreams, and set up shop. Read full book review >
INVESTMENT ATLAS II by Kenneth Winans
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2017

"All investment books should be this compelling."
In his updated, comprehensive reference, Winans (Preferred Stocks, 2010, etc.) examines historical trends for today's smart investors. Read full book review >
THE POLISHED PRESENTATION by Mary Fensholt Perera
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2017

"A meticulous, no-nonsense collection of strategies to ensure successful presentations."
Fensholt Perera (The Francis Effect, 2006) offers a detailed guide on improving one's public speaking performance.Read full book review >

MASTER THE INTERVIEW by Anne Marie Segal
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2016

"A self-directed, interactive manual that should benefit experienced and new job-seekers alike."
A career coach offers solid job-interview advice in a workbook format. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A memoir that ably addresses the challenges of meeting one's personal needs while also serving humanitarian causes."
An idealistic, driven woman comes to terms with the realities of life in the global nonprofit sector. Read full book review >
THE DISABLED WORKFORCE by Rachel Shaw
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"An invaluable guidebook to disability law for American employers."
An overview of the history, strengths, and unforeseen weaknesses of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Targeted both to donors with a desire to establish foundations and to development specialists, Fleishman's book also offers useful tips for fund-seekers."
Survey of changing patterns of and avenues for big-ticket charitable giving, with American generosity finding ever more effective vehicles for distribution. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The author's argument would benefit from more specific policy recommendations, but it still offers much for urban activists and disaffected Gothamites to chew on."
A searching look at how New York changed from a place of affordable (if tiny) walk-ups to a playground for the ultrawealthy. Read full book review >
AMERICANA by Bhu  Srinivasan
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A smart, accessible contribution to the nation's economic history."
A cavalcade of capitalism celebrating the machinery of wealth while cautioning that Americans "have also insisted upon their democratic right to curb its excesses." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Urban activists in other cities have much to learn from New York's experience, and González's book makes a good place to start."
A leading Latino journalist looks at the left-populist uprising that brought Bill de Blasio into the New York mayor's office and sharpened the nation's blue-red divide. 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 >