Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A rigorous and lucid contribution to the literature on contemporary marketing theory."
A detailed strategy focuses on making a business efficiently responsive to customers. Read full book review >
THE WHITE MOTH  by Camilla   Calhoun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2018

"A captivating story about Italian culture, tradition, and long-lasting family connections."
A debut memoir by an American woman who relocated to Tuscany in the 1970s, which also acts as a biography of her Italian in-laws. Read full book review >

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROOM by Norman  Mathews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2018

"A dynamic, if sometimes overly detailed, autobiographical debut."
A musician, playwright, dancer, and composer fondly remembers his lengthy, memorable life in musical theater. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Sage guidance and practical tips for the management of hearing loss along with a reminder of how 'important healthy hearing is for healthy aging.'"
A manual provides advice on navigating the nuances of adult hearing loss. Read full book review >
MOONSHOTS by Naveen  Jain
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"An exuberant, mind-expanding, and at times enthralling call for inventive entrepreneurs."
In this debut book, an entrepreneur views intellectual capital as securing the world's future. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"An invaluable collection of sales veterans' wisdom."
A series of firsthand accounts describing various facets of the sales world. Read full book review >
PERIOD POWER by Nadya Okamoto
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A smart, honest, and comprehensive education on movement building and menstrual rights. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 13-adult)"
The story of how one young woman turned her passion for menstrual rights into an international movement. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A treasure for browsers and bird lovers everywhere. (authors' notes, acknowledgements, find out more, index) (Nonfiction. 8-adult)"
Yolen and her three children celebrate birds with a lavishly illustrated compendium of facts, photographs, and poetry. Read full book review >
ONCE YOU GO IN by Carly  Gelsinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A well-written, honest memoir that takes a multilayered view of revival."
Gelsinger recounts joining a Pentecostal church as a teenager, marked by both ardor and doubt. Read full book review >
PMP EXAM PREP  by Darron Clark
Released: Oct. 12, 2018

"A thorough, user-friendly manual, teeming with insider tips."
A comprehensive study guide for the Project Management Professional certification exam. Read full book review >
HARRY POTTER by British Library
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A magical mystery tour chock full of wonders ancient and modern. (Nonfiction. 10-adult)"
The U.S. companion to a 20th-anniversary commemorative exhibit originally mounted at the British Library. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A comprehensive, one-stop personal investment volume."
A detailed financial guide for no-nonsense investors. 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 >