Business & Economics Book Reviews

Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A distressing account of algorithms run amok."
How Google and other search engines represent marginalized people in "erroneous, stereotypical, or even pornographic ways." Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"An unnerving yet plausible portrait of a future in which 'finance capitalism will be as old-fashioned as Flower Power.'"
Another entry in the rapidly growing literature about how big data will soon transform capitalism as we know it. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Informative and often entertaining—good reading for anyone looking into the crystal ball for a glimpse of the world a quarter-century from now."
Travels in the China of the aspiring, wanting young. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION

"Revisits basic business advice; intrapreneurs should look elsewhere for more specific guidance."
For innovative millennials who don't want to become entrepreneurs, Wooldridge offers this guide to intrapreneurship. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Thoroughly depressing—but urgent, necessary reading, at least for those who aren't true believers in the Trumpite cause."
If there's such a genre as anti-hagiography, Johnston (The Making of Donald Trump, 2016, etc.) adds materially to it with this new polemic against the sitting president. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A valuable compendium of responses to the shallow, classist hostility to public education."
A methodical dismantling of the coordinated tenets of the free market assault on public education. Read full book review >

"An insightful, often funny account of a man who follows a fiscally rewarding path but knows that life's meaning involves more than money."
A memoir chronicles the life of a financial professional who studiously avoids retirement. Read full book review >
PIPE DREAMS by Erin Banco
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Banco's reportage vividly shows the human toll that deceit and subterfuge have taken on a land so rich in natural resources."
Star-Ledger investigative reporter Banco reveals the complicated conspiracies keeping the richness of Iraqi oil from trickling down to the general populace. Read full book review >
Released: July 25, 2017

"A genuinely original contribution to an important economic debate."
In response to the painful dysfunction of globalization, this debut book offers an argument for planetary rent as the linchpin of a new economic system. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A straightforward overview of organizational theory and practice."
A handbook for creating a responsive company culture that offers employees a chance to shine. Read full book review >
THE OBJECTS THAT POWER THE GLOBAL ECONOMY by Quartz
Released: Oct. 4, 2017

"A ravishingly designed and intelligently written study of modern technology."
An illustrated book provides a tour of groundbreaking technologies and their effects. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"We are all implicated in the world of the giant factory, but students of economic history and geopolitics in particular will find much of value here."
Wide-ranging study of the world's factories over the last three centuries. 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 >