Books Reviewed

2020 Reviews

(Listed alphabetically by author’s last name)

Desmond Cole, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, Doubleday Canada, January 28, 2020 (Reviewed February 26, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Barbara Ehrenreich, Fear of Falling, The Inner Life of The Middle ClassTwelve; Reprint edition, January 7, 2020 (Reviewed February 6, 2020 by Maryann Kerr)

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, Vintage; 2nd ed. Edition, March 14, 1995, originally published 1956 (Reviewed February 26, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson, Ingenious: The Unintended Cost of Human Innovation, Harvard University Press, October 15, 2019 (Reviewed February 13, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Maya Goodfellow, Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats, , Verso Books: December 17, 2019 (Reviewed March 6, 2020 by Joanne Linka)

Ed Gordon, Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership, Hachette Books, January 20, 2020 (Reviewed February 27, 2020)

N.M. Gwynne, Gwynne’s Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English, Vintage, November 26, 2019 (Reviewed January 30, 2020 by Diane Hill)

Edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 ProjectNew York Times, August 16, 2019 (Reviewed February 26, 2020 by Gail Picco)

LaWana Harris, Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, May 28, 2019 (Reviewed January 23, 2020 by Joanne Linka)

Dan Heath, Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, Avid Reader Press, March 3, 2020 (Reviewed January 28, 2020 by Gail Picco)

James Hughes, Ed. Beyond Shelters: Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines, James Lorimer & Company Ltd, 2018 (Review February 22, 2020)

Ellen Karsh & Arlen Sue Fox, The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need 5th ed., Basic Books, November 5, 2019 (Reviewed January 30, 2020 by Joanne Linka)

Joseph McCormack, Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus, Wiley, December 5, 2019 (Reviewed February 11, 2020 by Nicole Salmon)

Tessa McWatt, Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging, , Random House Canada, March 24, 2020 (Reviewed February 26, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Pamela Newkirk, Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, Bold Type Books, October 22, 2019 (Reviewed January 23, 2020 by Roger Ali)

Conversations with Buddha: A Fictional Dialogue Based on BiographicalJoan Duncan Oliver with forward by Annie Lennox, Watkins Publishing, Reprint Edition, November 12, 2019 (Reviewed February 13, 2019 by Lucy White)

Terry O’Reilly, This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence, Vintage Canada, Paperback, Dec 31, 2019 (Reviewed March 3, 2020 by Diane Hill)

Lars Osberg, The Age of Increasing Inequality: The Astonishing Rise of Canada’s 1%, James Lorimer & Company Ltd, February 19, 2019

Dr Jillian Roberts and Jaime Casap, Illustrated by Jane Heinrichs, On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty, Orca Book Publishers, February 13, 2018 (Reviewed February 22, 2020)

Paul Schlicke, Forward by Peter Ackroyd, Conversations with Dickens: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts, Watkins, November 12, 2019 (Reviewed February 7, 2020)

Jean Shafiroff, Forward by Georgina Bloomberg, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, Hatherleigh Press, March 16, 2016 (Reviewed February 7, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo, The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work, , Rotman-UTP Publishing, April 9, 2019 (Reviewed February 6, 2020 by Maryann Kerr)

Greta Thunberg, No one is too small to make a difference, Penguin UK, July 30, 2019 (Reviewed January 21, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Mike Vacanti, Believership, The Superpower Beyond Leadership Volume 1: The ExperienceDog Ear Publishing, September 10, 2019 (Reviewed February 6, 2020 by Maryann Kerr)

Northwest Resistance: A Girl Called Echo (Volume 3), Katherena Vermette (Author), Scott B. Henderson (Illustrator), Donovan Yaciuk (Illustrator), HighWater Press, February 25, 2020 (Review March 6, 2020 by Gail Picco)

Samuel Woolley, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth, Public Affairs, January 7, 2020 (Reviewed January 14, 2020 by Gail Picco)

2019 Reviews

(Listed alphabetically by author’s last name)

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, et al., forward by Alicia Elliott, This Place: 150 Years Retold, Highwater Press, May 17, 2019 (Reviewed on October 4, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Binyamin Appelbaum, The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, Little Brown, September 3, 2019 (Reviewed September 12, 2019 by Diane Hill)

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee and Dr. Esther Duflo, Good Economics for Hard Times, PublicAffairs, November 12, 2019 (Reviewed December 20, 2019 by Christopher Barry)

Jackson Bird, Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir) Tiller Press, September 24, 2019 (Reviewed December 18, 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis)

David Brooks, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, Random House, April 16, 2019 (Reviewed October 29, 2020 by Juniper Locilento)

Anne Boyer, The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 17, 2019 (Reviewed December 13, 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis)

Dana Brownlee, The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up, Project Management Techniques from the Trenches, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 26, 2019 (Reviewed October 25, 2019 by Maryann Kerr)

Phil Buchanan, Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, Public Affairs, April 16, 2019 (Reviewed July 4, 2019 by Mo Waja)

Sara Rose Cavanaugh, Hivemind: Thinking Alike in a Divided World, Grand Central, September 19, 2019 (Reviewed September 21, 2019 by Sharon Broughton)

Ann Mei Chang, Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good, Wiley, October 2018, Hardcover (Reviewed June 6, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Robyn Doolittle, Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo? by Allen Lane, September 24, 2019, (Reviewed November 22, 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis)

Bobby Duffy, Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding, Basic Books, November 26, 2019 (December 5, 2019 by Cindy Wagman)

Martin Duberman, Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising That Changed America, Blume, June 4, 2019, 2nd edition (Reviewed December 28, 2019 by Krishan Mehta)

Alicia Elliott, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, Doubleday Canada, March 26, 2019 (Reviewed August 15, 2019 by Diane Hill)

Randall L Englund and Alfonso Bucero, The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizations, and Technical Skills, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2nd ed, 376 pp., August 6, 2019 (Reviewed September 21, 2019 by Christopher Barry)

Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Little, Brown and Company, October 15, 2019 (Reviewed December 20, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Melinda Gates, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Flatiron Books, April 2019, Hardcover (Reviewed June 6, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Gilbert M. Gaul, The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America’s Coasts, Sarah Crichton Books, September 3, 2019 (Reviewed by October 9, 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis)

Anand Giridharadas, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Knopf, August 2018, Hardcover (Reviewed June 6, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Malcolm Gladwell, Talking to Strangers, What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, Little Brown, September 10, 2019, Hardcover (Reviewed September 12, 2019 by MaryAnn Kerr)

Eleanor Gordon-Smith, Stop Being Reasonable: How We Really Change Our Minds, Public Affairs, October 22, 2019 (Reviewed November 28, 2019 by Cindy Wagman)

Gil Hasson, Communication: How to Connect with Anyone, Capstone, November 5, 2019 (Reviewed November 28, 2019 by Christopher Barry

Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Laila Brenner (Editors), Nonprofit Management 101:  A complete and practical guide for leaders and professionals – 2ndedition, Wiley, August 30, 2019 (Reviewed September 21, 2019 by Sharon Broughton)

Bob Joseph,Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips and Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality, Page Two Books, May 9, 2019 (Reviewed October 4, 2019 by Christopher Barry)

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, Penguin Press, September 10, 2019 (Reviewed November 22, 2019 by Juniper Locilento)

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein, Knopf Canada, September 17, 2019 (Reviewed on October 9, 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis)

Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s will to Survive (foreward by Barbara Ehrenreich), Hachette, Jan 22, 2019 (Reviewed July 25, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Rachel Maddow, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, Crown, October 1, 2019 (Reviewed November 5, 2019)

John Mattone, The Intelligent Leader: Unlocking the 7 Secrets to Leading Others and Leaving Your Legacy, Wiley, October 15, 2019 (Reviewed November 18, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Dani McClain, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, Bold Type Books, April 2, 2019 (Reviewed August 15, 2019 by Nicole Salmon)

Henry Mintzberg, Bedtime Stories for Managers, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 5, 2019 (Reviewed October 25, 2019 by Mo Waja)

Tori O’Neal-McElrath, Lynn Kanter, Lynn English, Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals, Jossey-Bass; 5th edition, July 30, 2019 (Reviewed September 26, 2019 by Joanne Linka)

Kristen Meinzer, So You Want to Start a Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen, William Morrow, August 6, 2019 (Reviewed September 26, 2019 by Cindy Wagman)

Kate Mulgrew, How to forget: A Daughter’s Memoir, William Morrow, May 21, 2019, (Reviewed on August 29, 2019 by Maryann Kerr)

Timea Nagy with Shannon Moroney, Out of the Shadows, Doubleday, May 30, 2019 (Reviewed on August 29, 2019 by Juniper Locilento)

Tim Plumptre, The Intrepid Nonprofit, Friessen Press, June 30 2019 (Reviewed July 4, 2019 by Maryann Kerr)

Franchesca Ramsey, Well, that Escalated Quickly Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, Grand Central Publishing, May 22, 2018 (Reviewed December 2019 by Nicole Salmon)

Ken Ramsay, Empowerment Dialogue: A New Approach to Fundraising, Civil Sector Press, 2016 (Reviewed November 7, 2019 by Joanne Linka)

Rob Reich, Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, Princeton University Press, November 2018 (Reviewed July 4, 2019 by Juniper Locilento)

Marie Robert, When you Kant figure it out, ask a philosopher, Little, Brown Spark November 12, 2019 (Reviewed December 20, 2019 by Mo Waja)

Thomas F. Sheridan, Helping the Good Do Better: A White Hat Lobbyist’s Winning Strategies from the Front Lines of Social Change, Grand Central Publishing, June 30, 2019  (Reviewed July 4, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Quint Studer, The Busy Leader’s Handbook: How to lead people and places that thrive, Wiley, October 1, 2019 (Reviewed November 18, 2019 by Roger Ali)

Yasuko Thanh, Mistakes to Run With, Hamish Hamilton, April 2, 2019 (Reviewed July 25, 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis)

Jesse Thistle, From the Ashes: My Story of being Metis, Homeless and Finding My Way, Simon & Shuster, August 6, 2019 (Reviewed August 15, 2019 by Sharon Broughton)

Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by , Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 16, 2018 (Reviewed October 4, 2019 by Gail Picco)

Ziya Tong, The Reality Bubble, Penguin Random House Canada, May 2019 (Reviewed September 12, 2019 by Christopher Barry)

Cara Wall, The Dearly Beloved, Simon & Schuster, August 13, 2019 (Reviewed October 29, 2019 by Juniper Locilento)

David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, Tim Duggan Books (Feb. 19 2019), February 19, 2019 (Reviewed October 9, 2019 by Juniper Locilento)

Joy L Wiggins & Kami J. Anderson, Sabotage to Support: A new Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, May 14, 2019 (Reviewed November 12, 2019 by Maryann Kerr)

Kai D. Wright, Follow the Feeling: Brand Building in a Noisy World, Wiley, August 6, 2019 (Reviewed November 28, 2019 by Cindy Wagman

Zluddin Yousafzai with Louise Carpenter, Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey, Back Bay Books, November 28, 2018 (Reviewed on August 29, 2019 by Roger Ali)