Indie Book Reviews (page 1336)

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For Gorman, creating customers is an act of cultivating delight—a motto that most businesses would do well to follow."
Gorman, who runs a boutique creative-brand agency, offers a refreshing return to business basics, when competition was a novel concept and businesses actually put the customer first. Read full book review >
COOKING FOR LOVE by Sharon Boorstin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A ruefully witty love story, more for dames than babes."
Chick-lit grows older and wiser. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 7, 2004

"A bit dreary, though Hunter deftly explores the complexities of life and opportunities for redemption."
A slow-moving but thoughtful treatise on making life's trickiest decisions. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A slim volume full of much-needed love and medicine. (15 b&w photos, 6 color illustrations throughout)"
Poems, paintings and reflections chronicle a cancer survivor's experiences and lessons of her first year battling the illness. Read full book review >
CONFRONTING EVIL by Fred Emil Katz
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"With a riveting story, Katz has demonstrated inspiring courage in embarking on a path to rediscover his childhood experiences and to use his scientific knowledge to find tentative solutions to curtailing the evil tendencies within each of us."
A deep exploration and personal journey of a Holocaust survivor through the root causes and consequences of extraordinary evil in a village in Germany-and around the world. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"This certainly has TV written all over it, and hopefully Kogon will keep Max's adventures coming."
Just as Hannibal Lecter became a cannibal before him, what choice does a boy named Max Mooth have but to become a cyber sleuth, really? Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"An excellent exploration of a new paradigm of behavior for our chaotic times."
A fascinating work that explores the ways in which the individual perceives his immediate surroundings and maneuvers within social constructs to describe the dynamic interplay between the individual and his society. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"A worthy contribution to Holocaust literature: superb, dispassionate analysis of the roots of evil, perpetrated most often in lockstep with the culture that encourages and reinforces it."
In the first volume of a trilogy on the manifestations of evil in humanity, Katz persuasively asserts that most horrific acts of mass murder are carried out by ordinary people under a bureaucratic government or cultural environment that condones—even demands—such actions. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"The diary of a farmer trying—often successfully—to sow the seeds of peace."
A lifelong farmer and peace activist ruminates on war and nonviolent resistance through anecdotes from world history and his own experience. Read full book review >

"An engaging, inspiring account of those willing to place themselves in danger in order to save lives."
A Korean War saga with implications for modern medical care. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2005

"There's a clear and intelligent gadfly at work here, offering much food for thought through his outrage."
An astute—and sadly revealing—collection of articles from the past 15 years covering a wide number of topics related to the state of cancer research in the United States. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A worthy tribute to those heroes of the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness."
A smorgasbord of real-life adventures, with an often-bittersweet repast of human tragedy. 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 >