Aside from its assault on American egalitarian sensibilities, "The Triple Package" is a sloppy book...Chua and Rubenfeld cobble together assorted celebrity anecdotes and academic studies into arguments that have all the profundity of a rookie salesman's first PowerPoint presentation.
...if you have had the pleasure of reading a meticulously researched, clearly written, scrupulously documented, even-handed and enlightening biography — like, say, the one Robert A. Caro is writing on Lyndon Johnson — Sherman’s book is going to be a major disappointment.
In the end, the main value of Happy City is not in saying something new, but in saying forcefully what can't be said too much.
Though much of "Hatching Twitter" is hobbled by weak anecdotes and schlocky metaphors, the book is carried by Bilton's excruciating account of Dorsey's evolution.
Were The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature and the Future of Forecasting (Penguin Press, 2013) written by anyone other than Alan Greenspan, it would have had a hard time finding a publisher.
Brad Stone, a technology journalist who first covered Amazon in 2000, has done a remarkable job in The Everything Store, in a way that Bezos would appreciate – by working very hard.
As is true so often in life more could have been achieved had less been attempted. Her efforts to draw together so many threads over such a broad canvas inevitably lead to discontinuities and contradictions.
His often over-the-top style annoyed me at first, but, as I read, on, I began to see that this in-your-face, personal approach is the best way to tell the story he wants to tell.
Bill Dedman first wrote about Clark’s life in 2010 and with the help of Paul Newell — a distant relative who was not involved in the suit — has written a blood-boiling exposé. It will make you angry and it will make you sad. Huguette deserved far better.
It is, however, easy to enjoy the book’s many vignettes and insights, leaving it to others with more bandwidth to fit it all together.
Thankfully the book includes a decent list of ideas for action items for each theme, ways that I can improve my talents.
Insisting that immigrants work is sound policy, but the tone of “Exodus” is problematic. Mr Collier finds endless objections to a policy—more or less unlimited immigration—that no country has adopted. In the process, he exaggerates the possible risks of mobility and underplays its proven benefits.
A thorough study of the gold standard in American literary publishing, complete with sex, sour editors and the occasional stumble into financial success.
Readers will find Studwell’s informative and balanced report eye-opening.
...this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
Captivating and astute study.
Though the author is passionate with respect to expressing his point of view many times he is excessively combative and facile.
Ms. Raghavan...has written a briskly paced account full of fascinating detail, with chapters that switch deftly back and forth between the two main characters.
The authors’ tone is less alarmist than, say, David Stockman’s, but there’s not much room for good news here, either.
What its authors hope is that politicians will take the message they have uncovered in the data seriously, and start basing policy on evidence rather than ideology.