Social Sciences Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A solid start to an essential, gender-inclusive conversation."
A sweeping, salient survey of the gender gap in corporate America. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A book of good intentions and helpful advice and a worthy manual for spouses."
Of midlife crises and all the ways a marriage can go south. Read full book review >

SELFIE by Will Storr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"Captivating, self-reflective research on our culture of rampant egocentricity."
Studying self-image from a variety of perspectives. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"At its best, the book reveals complicated, messily human responses to knotty problems. Never intended as the final word on the black female experience in America today, it uncovers the effect of social forces on one perceptive young woman."
In the provocative essays collected in her first book, Jerkins meditates on how it feels to be a black woman in the United States today. Read full book review >
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Not without flaws but an important account of coming of age (and rage) within today's explosive racial dynamic."
A founder of Black Lives Matter chronicles growing up sensitive and black in a country militarized against her community. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An astute, easily digestible guide to not being a jerk."
A comic deep dive into the modern culture of rudeness. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A well-documented and fresh perspective on Muslim society."
How an influx of working women is changing the Muslim world. Read full book review >
THE HEART IS A SHIFTING SEA by Elizabeth Flock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An eye-opening exploration of how tradition and star-studded dreams shape love in modern India."
Intimate portraits of three marriages reveal family life in Mumbai. Read full book review >
THE FEMINIST REVOLUTION by Bonnie J. Morris
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Essential for students of women's rights and popular political movements in the modern era and an inspiration for future actions."
Richly illustrated, engagingly written history of second-wave feminism and successor movements from the 1960s to the present. Read full book review >
IN AMERICA by Caitríona Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A cleareyed portrait of Americans' bitterness, hope, and fear."
A fresh perspective on the supporters of Donald Trump. Read full book review >
REAL WOMEN'S STORIES by Beth Kallman Werner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 2017

"The best of these pieces stand on their own but also serve as invitations for responses by other aspiring writers."
A collection of brief essays in an annual volume by emerging writers recounting women's experiences in the world. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"As the author shows, chasing prosperity is rather different from catching prosperity."
An exploration of contemporary Mozambique, which has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. 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 >