Perhaps I can be forgiven for quoting highlights from the brief review of my book, Decoding the Corporate Tax (available here or here), in the August 2009 issue of Choice Magazine.
"Shaviro (New York Univ. Law School), a distinguished tax scholar, does a masterful job of bringing the critiques together and explaining their logic in a concise, lucid manner. The arguments involve some arcane economics, corporate finance, and law, but he manages to bring a degree of order from the complexity .... This is the first place to go for anyone seeking to understand the corporate income tax maze."
The book gets a 4-star rating and is deemed "essential."
Most amusing quote in the review: "Shaviro tries hard, at the end, to convince himself that the U.S. political system can yield reforms." Ah, that would be the self-described "Hollywood ending," complete with the old saying that "if wishes were horses, beggars would ride," that I added upon being told by readers that the ending was a bit too bleak.