Business & Economics Book Reviews

THE VIEW FROM FLYOVER COUNTRY by Sarah Kendzior
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 17, 2018

"Passionate pieces that repeatedly assail the inability of many to empathize and to humanize."
A collection of sharp-edged, humanistic pieces about the American heartland, originally published between 2012 and 2014. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN'S EMBROIDERER by Joan DeJean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"Of interest for students of French history or the history of finance, if they can tie it all together."
The tale of two 17th- and 18th-century French families, a story that begins as a fairy tale and ends as a nightmare. 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: Feb. 6, 2018

"A serviceable account best appreciated by students of business and veterans of the airline wars."
An insider's account of the disastrous challenges that faced American Airlines, a combination of events that led to the creation of the world's largest airline. Read full book review >

DO THE RIGHT THING by David A.  Duryea
Released: July 28, 2015

"Succinct and skillfully written; an eye-opener for business leaders."
A debut book precisely defines a business improvement model. Read full book review >
THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT CASH by Ruth  King
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A wide-ranging collection of cautionary tales for business owners along with tips and suggestions of mixed quality and efficacy."
A consultant advises small-business owners on managing cash flow and combatting fraud. Read full book review >
THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING by Bryan Mealer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A big, eminently readable story, deftly spun even if with few surprises."
A tale of boom and bust—but mostly bust—in the always-beckoning oil fields of Texas. Read full book review >
BROTOPIA by Emily Chang
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A thorough, important examination of the often sleazy, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley."
An in-depth analysis of the tech-industry brotherhood. Read full book review >
Released: April 24, 2018

"Moyo clearly identifies systemic problems that the democracies—or what's left of them—would do well to address."
Zambian-born economist Moyo (Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World, 2012, etc.) takes on thorny questions of economic and political stagnation. Read full book review >
THE EFFICIENCY PARADOX by Edward Tenner
Released: April 17, 2018

"Of a piece with recent critiques of technological overreach, and among the best of them."
A bite on the data-driven hand that feeds the system. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2018

"A concise, upbeat guide for women who have grown bored or impatient with their positions as well as for those new to the professional world and its leadership roles."
Leadership coaches counsel professional women on how to free themselves from unproductive patterns of behavior that sabotage their career advancement. 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 >