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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Jan 12, Trey Felts rated it really liked it. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are twin brothers and were seniors at Harvard, as well as star crew rowers who had been developing their idea of a website to be used by Harvard students to connect with each other and were looking for a new programmer.

His grammar is atrocious e.

Just a few examples: Obviously, feeling bad for the writer is no reason to force yourself to read anything especially a story purportedly based on true, world-changing events ; and there are any number of reasons to give this novel a chance. As the book tells it, Zuckerberg was an awkward Harvard junior who had acquired some campus fame as a hacker of the university’s computer system. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. It’s nothing to do with Mezrich’s skill as a w This is not a high energy book!

Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya. The first is no Mark Zuckerberg. Though he no doubt interviewed some of the key players in this drama, the most important point of view is missingMark Zuckerberg’s. This book actually made me laugh a few times due to scenes that you would not expect to happen as fast as they did.

I am thankful that this was a quick read so I can move on to something else, something with merit and substance. The author unfortunately makes extensive use of dubious constructed dialog, which the author based on interviews with one-time friends and early partners who eventually were left in the dust of the meteoric trajectory of the invention.


The story really made me keep reading because it makes you feel like you need the details and to know what happens in the end.

Ben Mezrich – The Accidental Billionaires

I felt like there was something missing in the story of his being ousted from Facebook. Also, he wrote this book without being able to get an in Why do people like Ben Mezrich?

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. I wonder why Zuckerberg didn’t sue Mezrich. 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.

Where the movie arguably succeeds in making main character Mark Zuckerberg look like an asshole Hollywood being what it isthe book manages to stay focused on telling the story of Facebook, the end-all-be-all of social networking for now, anywaygiving equal screen time to all the major characters, inviting – practically begging – the reader make up their own mind.

They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwar The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The drama, ironically, revolves around Zuckerberg yet the author felt he had enough information from other sources to write a book about him. As Oregon laid out her wide flat agricultural expanses between peaks, I learned about the secret societies and social orders of Harvard Yard.

If you aren’t going to watch the film.

The great engineers, hackers – they didn’t function under the same time constraints as everyone else. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


It has become part of the social evolution of our century and it has reached even the basic unit of society: Still, I appreciate what Facebook has done to revolutionize social media. Amazon is not Big Brother. Unfortunately, we all know that is not true–witness Tiger Woods. This page was last edited on 8 Marchat Mezrich could only make suppositions about how a certain situation might have unfolded, but he could never know for sure.

He just tries too hard. How do you write the story of the founding of Facebook without the founder? Apr 07, jess rated it liked it Shelves: In my opinion, Facebook is the tool we use nowadays for both personal and business activities.

Very interesting way of analyzing this book too, since it is also based not only on a book but also on a true story. To me, they are fair game for the press.

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal

Mezrich’s blatant second guessing of his own characterisations, for example, was as good a reason as any to keep on reading. But I won’t because I am far too addicted. They created a noteworthy piece of work that tells a good story although, again, and it must be emphasized, not the factual record of the creation of Facebook ; Mezrich wrote I refuse to say created a third-rate mess that is neither non-fiction, nor investigative journalism, nor historical fiction, nor good, creative fiction loosely suggested by real persons and occurrences.

I check Facebook almost everyday and it is amazing to see the difference between the very first version of Facebook and the version many people use today.

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