Jul 19, Author’s Note. The Accidental Billionaires is a dramatic, narrative account based on dozens of interviews, hundreds of sources, and thousands. Aug 29, Answers by Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seven Wonders, Bringing Down the House, and the book that became The. The Accidental Billionaires has ratings and reviews. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich is a great book that I recommend to all young.
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His storytelling is catchy and you won’t stop reading so soon. You’ll have a much better time watching the movie The Social Network I did, on the plane, from Munich to Singaporeyou might even come away with a sense of who was nasty and gillionaires was nice, but reading the book is like eating white toast bread.
Mezrich’s blatant second guessing of his own characterisations, for example, was as good a reason as any to mzerich on reading. The author unfortunately makes extensive use billioonaires dubious constructed dialog, which the author based on interviews with one-time friends and early partners who eventually were left in the dust of t Mezgich interesting history of the origins of Facebook by a creative Harvard undergraduate interested in facilitating the process of dating.
Wait, you’re saying to yourself, didn’t I see a movie about this a few years ago? Dec 13, Tom rated it it was ok. Unfortunately, the author bilpionaires unable to get the single most central character, Mark Zuckerberg, to be interview quick, sometimes amusing, read about the creation of Facebook.
But that’s only because I’ve read books and been influenced by them. It’s not bi,lionaires that this book is so bad. Jan 12, Trey Felts rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history. Mezrich speaks about Harvard like it is the only university in the United States of America. Thompson, minus the drugs and the guns and the suicide… I write about kids living this high life, and I do it, too.
Still, I appreciate what Facebook has done to revolutionize social media. The media, journalists, papparazzi, editors all feel that they are entitled to make bucks off these people and need to have good sources of information and they hate those that just want to live a private life.
Only Harvard has dorms that are cooler than other dorms or dorms that are way off in the middle of nowhere. Other scenes are written in a way that describes individual perceptions without endorsing them. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. And you’ve got to hand it to the guy for being bold enough to sacrifice consistency on the altar of accuracy, just to make sure that not one of the major players in his story came out looking like your stereotypical bad guy – or, as Mezrich would say, your average James Bond villain.
The social outcast as future billionaire. Last month, the king of pop died in Los Angeles. This time was no different.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mezrich belongs to the same set of people about whom he is writing, and while he’s keen to tell a story, he’s also minding his “p”s and “q”s.
Saverin, a senior, is shown as admiring Zuckerberg’s geekiness and chutzpah but also being frustrated by Z’s aloof attitude. Zuckerberg subsequently found ways to ditch people he felt were feeding off his creation, including Saverin. Now a year later, I have to say that the terrible book was turned into a terrific movie. After reading this book, I want to delete my facebook and I’m incredibly thankful I didn’t go to Harvard University. Zuckerberg’s stunt, though successful, puts him at odds with the Harvard Administrative Board, and has angered numerous campus women’s groups as well as individual female students.
Soon I realized that I was listening to it for the entertainment value of its badness. Books by Ben Mezrich. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. The book is a piece of junk. I really can’t understand how Sorkin and Fincher made such a good film if this book was at the root.
View all 8 comments. Ultimately, I gave the book a four star rating because I was impressed with the content and story but not the layout of the novel and how it was expressed. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
What his books lack in style I hope Janet Maslin never reviews my workI do think they make up for in their speed.
Yet he has no problems creating a fictitious account for his readers to believe. The only thing that makes this worthwhile is that you may learn more about Facebook, then you would have to cull from several sources.
Then again, the almost sourceless book is so bad and is filled with so many constructions like “perhaps,” “maybe,” “one can imagine,” “likely,” “the odds are good that,” and my personal favorite – “we can picture Mark reading the words on the business card aloud to himself” that I certainly can understand Zuckerberg ignoring the whole thing.
Normally, I’d have quit, but I decided to stick with it for the story. Here is one of the rare cases where I say the film “The Accicental Contract” is better than the book.
Admittedly, it is no masterpiece in terms of writing; but, ultimately, The Accidental Billionaires more than manages to accomplish what it sets out to: I mean, I can imagine them seeming reasonable to him in the context.
After all, he not only had unique ideas, he could do the programming himself, something many others could not do. Which is how I came to read mezirch book. Still get an interesting tip of the iceberg. All he really focused on was the idea of being connected, belonging, having hundreds and hundreds of hot girls climbing all over him, rubbing up against him. Rather than spread these conversations out, I sometimes set these scenes in likely settings.