When Anne-Marie Slaughter published an article in The Atlantic in 2012 titled “Why Women Can’t Have it All”—an unfortunate title not of her choosing—she could not have envisioned the passionate commentary that would follow. The piece generated nearly three million views following its publication. It became—and remains today—the most widely read piece in the 150-year history of The Atlantic. Slaughter spent the last couple of years turning the article into a book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family (Random House, $28), that expands on and refines some of her original ideas.  The first woman to serve as Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, a former Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, an expert on foreign policy, and now head of New America, Slaughter has also become a leading voice on the structure and values of the American workplace and its impact on women, men, and families. Drawing on her own experiences meeting the demands of work and family, Slaughter explores the pitfalls for a society that is failing to the realities of the 21st century. She takes issue with Sheryl Sandberg’s reliance on leaning in as a solution for women’s progress in the workplace, calling for more systemic change to ensure that women at all levels—and men—can be better workers and better parents to their children. It is a thoughtful, highly engaging, and important book.

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Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24) by Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli looks at the lives of 70 women around the world who have achieved power in their respective fields while staying true to the purpose of their work. Verveer, the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the State Department—appointed by President Obama—and Azzarelli, a top executive at Avon, together have experience in politics, diplomacy, business, advocacy, and philanthropy and are both celebrated champions of women’s rights. Their book explores how women can leverage their growing economic power not only to succeed in their own fields but also to lead purposeful lives and change the world. Those profiled include famous women like Geena Davis and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as equally compelling if lesser known leaders like Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, and Dr. Hawa Abdi, who has provided 100,000 people refuge from violence in Somalia.

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The 2008 financial collapse had a profound impact on the thinking and writing of John Lanchester. First, in I.O.U., he provided a very shrewd and literate analysis of the crisis. Then, in the social novel Capital, he depicted how the easy-money era had affected not just greedy speculators but played out in the lives of residents of a representative London neighborhood. Now he’s gone back to basics and written a sort of glossary for economic and financial jargon. His aim, as he says at the start of How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—and What It Really Means (W.W. Norton, $26.95), was to enable people to read the business pages or watch televised economic programs and understand what they’re seeing and hearing. With his journalist’s knack for writing lucidly and making the abstract concrete, Lanchester is particularly well-suited to help us navigate through the obscure terms and arcane concepts that have shrouded the workings and institutions of the financial world. As he showed in his previous books, and does again here, he can present economic principles and financial matters in clear and often entertaining ways.

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