Fully Grown, by Dietrich Vollrath, published 2020 by the University of Chicago Press, book web site here: https://growthecon.com/fully/ . The provocative thesis of this book doesn't inoculate it from criticism. In critically assessing the book, three themes emerge. First, weakness in the application or interpretation of theory. Second, problems constructing graphs and interpreting descriptive statistics. Third, a lack of organic knowledge, or, better put, inorganic presentations of basic ideas. The first shows up in Chapters 5, 11, and 16. The second shows up in Chapter 2 (the interpretation of Figures 2.1 and 2.2), Chapter 13 (a subtle but consequential error in constructing Fig. 13.2), and Ch. 15 (statistical misinterpretation). The third shows up in two different examples in Chapter 4, which must be seen to be believed. Throughout the book, arguments are sloppily constructed and sloppily supported, and Ph.D.-level economists should be able to recognize that--whether you specialize in micro or macro. Give this book a look, see if you can recognize the things I am referring to, and place your thoughts in comments.