Business & Economics Book Reviews

LIVING YOUR LEADERSHIP by Chris  Ewing
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A comprehensive, thought-provoking call for emphasizing the humanity in management."
Ewing's management manual focuses on the service element of leadership. Read full book review >
KING CON by Paul Willetts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"With the rise of identity theft, celebrity worship, and manipulative social media, this sprightly story of a legendary con artist's outrageous successes becomes a cautionary tale for the digital age."
The absorbing tale of a Jazz Age grifter named Edgar Laplante, who posed as an American Indian and gained extravagant wealth and worldwide fame. Read full book review >

FARSIGHTED by Steven Johnson
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Close readers will undoubtedly learn to look carefully before leaping."
The bestselling science writer explores the elements of complex decision-making. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A complex and nuanced academic book."
A sociologist examines how affluent white children think about race. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A discerning history of the quest for self-knowledge."
An illuminating dual biography of two women who invented a hugely popular personality test. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An exemplary Google AdWords manual that could easily prevent costly mistakes and help boost profits."
This how-to guide cracks the code of Google AdWords. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2018

"A marvelously succinct introduction to entrepreneurship."
A wide-ranging discussion of how to create thriving entrepreneurial communities with the assistance of online education. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"A valuable resource for executives concerned with the protection of vital, technological property."
A brief but comprehensive introduction to business cybersecurity for tech noobs. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A revealing look at the numbers, how they're derived and interpreted, and how they sometimes fail us. Timely reading for the coming midterm elections."
The inside dope on how polls work—and don't work—from CBS's News Director of Elections and Surveys. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"Shows real insight into the turmoil of the contemporary workplace; business leaders should take note."
A debut guide offers advice on navigating the chaotic world of work. Read full book review >
HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir."
Journalist Smarsh explores socio-economic class and poverty through an account of her low-income, rural Kansas-based extended family. Read full book review >
CRASHED by Adam Tooze
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"First-rate financial history and an admirable effort to wrestle a world-changing series of events between covers."
What happens when the walls of Wall Street come crashing down? Donald Trump, for one thing. A long but not oppressive study blending politics, economics, and history. 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 >