Business & Economics Book Reviews

PAYING THE PRICE by Sara Goldrick-Rab
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Necessary reading for anyone concerned about the fate of American higher education."
An examination of the "new economics of college in America." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 30, 2016

"A maddening, important indictment of the shadow economy that flourishes even as the legitimate economy suffers and just the thing to tip a person debating whether to join the Occupy movement or vote for Bernie Sanders over the edge."
Hiding money in offshore accounts to keep it from the publicans is an old trick—but it is now so prevalent that, far from being "a minor part of our economic system," it is the system. Read full book review >

Improve Your Odds by Alan Yong
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 15, 2016

"A clearly worded handbook for covering the business basics."
A debut guide offers a systematic plan for entrepreneurs to improve their companies. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"A lightweight but engaging look back at days of long lunches and seemingly infinite expense accounts."
A retired adman shares tales of hawking everything from Tareyton cigarettes to the AT&T Yellow Pages in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
THE FIX by Jonathan Tepperman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An important and unusually engrossing book that merits wide attention."
Foreign Affairs managing editor Tepperman (co-editor: Iran and the Bomb: Solving the Persian Puzzle, 2012, etc.) offers a stirring account of the achievements of risk-taking political leaders. Read full book review >

IF VENICE DIES by Salvatore Settis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An impassioned plea that every lover of Venice, urban planner, architect, and cultural historian should read."
Archaeologist and art historian Settis (The Future of the Classical, 2006, etc.) explores how troubled Venice is capable of being the true vision of a city. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A superb how-to manual for the motivated self-investor and an authoritative retirement handbook for anyone who wants to know how to put investment theory into real-world practice."
A comprehensive debut guide to smart, do-it-yourself investing with an emphasis on saving for retirement. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 10, 2016

"An astute, painstakingly documented introduction to anticipatory governance written with thoroughness and expertise."
A debut book offers an ambitious examination of a new approach to the formulation of policy regarding science. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Solid, well-structured support from someone who's gone through the downsizing process."
Chau shares her own story and advice on getting back into the job market in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >
THE EURO by Joseph E. Stiglitz
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A cogent and urgent argument of compelling interest to economists and policymakers."
A tale of monetary union and its discontents. Read full book review >
Cynicism by Andrew Stevenson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 25, 2016

"An entertaining, cynical critique of cynicism, mostly worth reading for its comedy and brevity."
A brief indictment of what debut author and illustrator Stevenson sees as the global economy's endemic corruption. Read full book review >
The Kingmaker by Tony Bridwell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 14, 2016

"An entertaining saga about 'the power of second chances,' and resetting life and management priorities."
With his top clients involved in crises, a PR "kingmaker" realizes that he has lost sight of true leadership and purpose in this business/self-help fable. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >