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Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street by Cin Fabré - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781250816856
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 20th, 2022

Cin Fabre is a heroine "before her time", a projects-raised hustler (i.e. tremendously hard worker but also wheeler-dealer) living life on her own terms, fighting off the endless misogyny of her male peers and supervisors and forcing her way into the boys' club through virtue of both "nature" and "nurture." The “nurture” of her driven but non-affectionate mother and negligent and abusive father, and the quick, calculating and determined nature she inherited from both. Her unprecedented success at an early age and as a minority woman in the questionable moral morass of a Wall St cold-calling brokerage may bring the reader to the book, but the haunting tales of her Bronx childhood that she has brought to life so vividly here are the richest part of her story. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It by Mary Ann Sieghart - Book Review

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$28.95
ISBN: 9780393867756
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 8th, 2022

The authority gap - if you don't know what that is or don't believe in it, or if you are familiar and it infuriates you, and you want to talk about tools and strategies to address this issue, you should read this book. It is, as the author says, "a consciousness-raising exercise for us all." ~ Reviewed by ARabella Peterson


Sentimental Economy by Edoardo Nesi - Book Review

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By Edoardo Nesi, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781635422146
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Published: Other Press - August 9th, 2022

Nesi recounts his family's textile company in Italy, which he inherited and eventually sold, while reflecting on the huge changes Covid brought to his former business, and to the world economy. An affecting, unusual blend of micro and macro-economics, and memoir. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home by Charlie Warzel - Book Review

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Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home By Charlie Warzel, Anne Helen Petersen Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593320099
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Published: Knopf - December 7th, 2021

Part discussion on remote work related to its increased use since the beginning of the pandemic, and part criticism of the overall work/life (im)balance that’s been a problem for a while. While I do feel that the two co-authors' voices at times clash, and a little bothered that they kept referring to the pandemic as “over” I do feel that this is a very important read for employees and employers alike to understand the pros and cons of remote vs. in person work. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374600181
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

Challenging Egyptian politics and patriarchy, Wassef and two other women had the courage to open an independent bookstore in Cairo in the early 2000s. In this fluent account, Wassef bluntly bares her singular passion to bring books to the masses, and to succeed in an enterprise that society dismissed as a hopeless quest. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future by Paul Krugman - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780393541328
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

Krugman's economic insights have been consistent, and correct, for over two decades.
His forceful and accessible essays rightfully place economics within the context of politics, health care, trade, global warming and other hot-button topics that the zombies have gotten all wrong. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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