Review: More Magazine - June 1, 2008
“This lively biography of journalist Wanda Jablonski begs for a big-screen adaptation. In the 1950s, when women were rarely hired as business reporters, Jablonski became a force in the oil industry, boldly investigating deals and tracking the trade from London to Abu Dhabi.”
Review by: Donna Seaman, Booklist - April 15, 2008
“Rubino, who worked with Jablonski on her innovative industry newsletter, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, has written the first major biography of this irresistible trailblazer and it is galvanizing in its revelations . As she vividly portrays Wanda in all her toughness and loneliness, Rubino recognizes the depth of Wanda’s commitment to accurately and respectfully portraying the cultures of the Middle East and her belief that a nuanced understanding of this pivotal region was essential to world politics. In that, of course, this woman who was accused of being a spy and called “OPEC’s midwife” was only too prescient.”
Review: Kirkus - April 15, 2008
"How one woman hurdled journalism’s gender barrier to help shape the future of Big Oil...Intimate but also sweeping, capturing the myopia of both business and government as America’s addiction to foreign oil set in over four decades."