Cooper Group

Editorial Reviews

"One of the Ten Best of the Business Books of 2008." The Globe and Mail

… a powerful tale.” USA Today

“Coopers willingness to reveal her innermost thoughts as she dug makes for gripping reading.” BusinessWeek

"Above all, its gripping reading ideal... in place of an escapist novel." The Globe and Mail

“Extraordinary Circumstances is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of an accounting fraud.” Bloomberg

“Readers … will find it easy to identify with both the employees who manipulated the telecommunications giant’s financial statements and those who caught them.” Reuters

“After reading the first few paragraphs of this compelling book, readers are motivated to set aside other tasks and continue to read the entire book .… a compelling present-tense narrative that would actually make a good work of fiction…one of the biggest advantages of this storytelling style is that the action keeps moving….” ScienceDirect, The International Journal of Accounting

“Outstanding! This page-turning account of the WorldCom fiasco reads like a suspense novel. I was on the edge of my seat to the last page….This book should be required reading for leaders everywhere.” Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager

"Extraordinary Circumstances is a terrific read." Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, Founder and chairman Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“… often exciting tale of a person who, in the course of doing her job, stumbles on a big lie and pushes on to get to the bottom of it.”

“… trumps other WorldCom accounts with a perspective available only from a business-smart insider….” Publishers Weekly

“[a] revealing perspective of the challenges of ethical decision-making in the competitive corporate environment…Corporate directors … should find this book to be an invaluable resource.” ScienceDirect, The International Journal of Accounting

“… it’s a fascinating study of the quantum changes in character that accompany the accumulation of unimaginable wealth as well as an uncomfortable reminder of how, faced with an ethical fork in the road, just how easy it is for some to take a wrong turn.”

“For executives, Coopers experiences… offer lessons that are as fresh today as when the scandal first broke.” CFO Magazine

“It is an inspirational story .… ” Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance

"Reading this book will help all business people prepare for their own Extraordinary Circumstances and give them the courage to act …." Dennis R. Beresford; Former Chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Former MCI Audit Committee Chair, Professor of Accounting at the University of GA

"An excellent read! … The message is uplifting and inspiring. This is a "must read" for those interested in establishing good governance and ethical values in their organization. This book will be required reading for our students." Glenn E. Sumners, Director LSU Center for Internal Auditing

"Riveting!! …. An absolute must read for anyone who believes in governance and a robust system of internal controls."  Joel Kramer CPA, Managing Director, Internal Audit Division, MIS Training Institute

“In my opinion, this book is a must-read … for anyone in the business environment. Cooper’s account of a scandal that shook the business world is an eye-opener and helps explain today’s regulatory and corporate environments.” FSA Times

“… Cooper’s book is an absorbing and even suspenseful read.” BizEd Magazine

“I had a difficult time putting it down.”

“Cooper’s story is personal and interesting…it’s a cautionary tale for corporate executives. ”