Fix the U. S. Budget! is a firsthand account of the crucial and extraordinary events surrounding the federal budget during the 1980's. The book spans the period of Jim Miller's service as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and director of the Office of Management and Budget, encompassing the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings budget law, Black Monday (October 1987), and the ensuing budget summit agreement of 1987. Miller was a principal player in these events; his memoir is an original contribution to our understanding of their evolution and significance. He provides firm and persuasive recommendations for fixing the U.S. budget.