This was not quite what I was expecting, but it's an excellent book. I was looking for a book to help me understand economics and the current economic situation of the U.S., and maybe the world. A tall order, but Sachs has a great reputation.
This book does explain how we have gotten where we are economically, but not in a great deal of detail. He also covers political and sociological causes, then goes into solutions. However, his solutions are not very new, and I didn't get a good feeling for how they could actually be accomplished. No concrete practical steps to take, rather some overarching pie-in-the-sky prescriptions.
The fact that I agree with most of what he said didn't keep me from feeling just slightly disappointed.