Current Affairs Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: May 29, 2018

"A hard-hitting, mostly convincing analysis of endemic problems that will require further intensive study."
A broken nation requires crucial changes. Read full book review >
SEE YOU AGAIN IN PYONGYANG by Travis Jeppesen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2018

"A candid and disturbing portrait of life under a dictatorship."
An American's travels in North Korea. Read full book review >

THE WIND IN MY HAIR by Masih Alinejad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"Alinejad's account provides a timely glimpse behind the Iranian curtain."
Pointed memoir by an Iranian journalist who has been a longtime advocate of women's rights in the Islamic republic. Read full book review >
AMERICAN DISCONTENT by John L. Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"Free of fake news, a smart, engaging road map regarding 'what happened.'"
Accessible analysis of the social trends that prefaced the shock to democracy of Donald Trump's electoral victory. Read full book review >
PUNCHING NAZIS by Keith Lowell Jensen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2018

"Neither a nuanced political analysis nor a typical comedian's laughfest."
Give fists a chance. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"A quirky, novelistic tour as much about the author as Jerusalem."
A memoir of a year spent in the Old City in the heart of today's Jerusalem. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"A saddening, maddening story that draws much-needed attention to crime without punishment in a remote—but not invisible—part of the world."
Journalistic account of the rush to develop the Amazon rainforest and its cost in human lives. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"A bright, informative take on an industry in turmoil."
How technological change has "convulsed" the advertising industry. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"An intense, riveting report on a public health crisis and a network of heroes on the front lines."
A chilling update on the most drug-ravaged sectors of North America. Read full book review >
UNBOUND by Arlene Stein
Released: June 5, 2018

"A stellar exploration of the complexities and limitations of gender."
A new sociological study on transgender individuals and their experience transitioning. Read full book review >
HOW DEMOCRACY ENDS by David Runciman
Released: June 5, 2018

"Democracy isn't dead, not yet, but it could use some physical therapy while it steps gingerly into the grave. For all its optimism, an urgent, necessary book of cold comforts."
The good news: Even Donald Trump hasn't been able to kill democracy. The bad news: Yet. Read full book review >
TENEMENTAL by Vikki Warner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"Refreshingly original reading."
An acquisitions editor and freelance writer tells the story of how she became the owner and landlady of a century-old New England tenement home. 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 >