Book review: “When: The Scientific Secrets of Good Timing”

by Daniel Pink Published January 2018; Riverhead Books; 268 pages Hardcover $20; softcover $18; ebook $15; audiobook $22 In a nutshell: When answering the great questions of our lives, we gravitate toward the word why. Bestselling author Daniel Pink instead shows that when things happen has a lot...

Book Review: “Soar!” Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

By T.D. Jakes Published October 2017; FaithWords; 247 pages Hardcover $16; softcover $11; e-book $13; audiobook $13 In a nutshell: Nationally acclaimed pastor, author, and innovator T.D Jakes gives an inspirational overview of the steps needed to start and run a successful business. Who’s it for: Anyone who has...

“Janesville: An American Story”

by Amy Goldstein Published April 2017, Simon & Schuster, 369 pages Hardcover $27, softcover $10, ebook edition $12 In a nutshell: In an all too familiar refrain, a Midwestern town struggles to find itself after losing its major employer. Who’s it for? General audiences; those involved in economic or...

Dollars and Sense: How we Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

By Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler Published Nov. 7, 2017, Harper Collins Publishers, 288 Pages Reviewed by Chris Wendel Hardcover $28; softcover $16; e-book edition $15 In a nutshell: All buying decisions are emotional decisions. The new book “Dollars and Sense” explains how our buying choices are impacted by...

Book Review: The Upstarts

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World By Brad Stone 2017 • Little, Brown • 33 Pages • Hardcover $17, E-book $16, Audio $20 In a nutshell – A deep dive into the rise of two disruptive companies...

Book review April 2017: The Magnolia Story

By Chip and Joanna Gaines 2016, Thomas Nelson Publishing 208 pages, Hardcover $15.99, e-read edition $13.99 In a Nutshell: The autobiographical story of Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” Who’s it for? General audiences, HGTV junkies, couples that work together Author Quote: “I always thought...