Business & Economics Book Reviews

HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE by Andrew Keen
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Valuable insights on preserving our humanity in a digital world."
A leading critic of the internet finds encouraging signs of reform. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"A spirited critique of what Russell Jacoby has called the 'culture of endless talk,' of a piece with Jackson Lears' Fables of Abundance (1995) and Rachel Maines' Hedonizing Technologies (2009)."
In war and its commercial counterpart, we have long lived inside a "culture of consultation." So writes Nation contributing editor Featherstone (Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker's Rights at Wal-Mart, 2004, etc.) in this intriguing look at the rise of the focus group. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A fresh, lightly written look at issues noteworthy for their complexity; just the book for the budding economist in the house."
Of economic growth and its discontents—and of new ways to gauge all of them. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Maddening for those who care about matters constitutional and an important document in the ongoing struggle to undo Citizens United."
A chronicle of the steady, willful process by which corporations became people—until, that is, you try to sue them. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Mossfon remains a maze worthy of a Cretan palace, but Bernstein does first-rate work in providing a map to a scandal that has yet to unfold completely."
A searching look at the tangled, deeply buried financial network exposed by the publication of the so-called Panama Papers. Read full book review >

WHAT’S HOLDING YOUR SALES BACK? by Peter Farkas
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2017

"A tough, knowledgeable instruction manual that gets at the essentials of modern sales."
A straightforward, back-to-basics sales guide for the 21st century. Read full book review >
Released: July 11, 2017

"A must-read for entrepreneurial experts that also will have a broad appeal for other professionals."
A marketing consultant shares his accumulated wisdom about developing and selling expertise. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 21, 2016

"A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding financial options and the stock market by an author who describes himself as 'passionate about successful investing.'"
In this debut investment manual, an experienced financial planner offers practical strategies for negotiating the stock market and building wealth. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"Concise, authoritative, and well-targeted to the project management audience."
Corporate project managers and their superiors will find basic and advanced strategies in this debut book. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A detailed and well-written guide to retirement planning for those with financial literacy."
A retirement manual deeply examines the theory behind common investment and spending models. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A clever, surprising self-help gem, worth reading in or out of the bathroom."
The creator of Poo-Pourri deodorizing spray uses the story of her business's success to offer advice on living with intention, combating fear, and other topics. Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2017

"Informative and instructional; a valuable and rigorous 401(k) primer for any corporate executive responsible for employee retirement plans."
A debut book examines the 401(k) plan from an employer's perspective. 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 >