The Accidental Billionaires has ratings and reviews. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich is a great book that I recommend to all young. Author’s Note. The Accidental Billionaires is a dramatic, narrative account based on dozens of interviews, hundreds of sources, and thousands. Answers by Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seven Wonders, Bringing Down the House, and the book that became The.

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But what I did not enjoy reading was over-explaining of situations.

I have based this dialogue on the recollections of participants of the substance of conversations. From Page accidenfal onwards, you can almost hear author Mezrich’s brain working furiously, behind the scenes, trying to strike that elusive balance between fact and fiction; and, to me, that was half the fun. It wasn’t like myspace, where you could play with your own profile with html codes.

I guess what struck me most was the juvenility of everyone involved in the whole process. Nevertheless, I found this book to be a great and enjoyable read.

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A great companion to the film for fans and an interesting read for those with a casual interest. She’s referred to as crazy. To ask other readers questions about The Accidental Billionairesplease sign up.

The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. That the social networking software now used by million plus users was invented by a socially inept and ethically handicapped nerd has a certain fable-like quality.

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Whether this is Mezrich himself or as he says, using the thoughts of his sources, i. Ultimately, I did enjoy the book thoroughly, and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone willing to read it. This book and the movie based on it are only a part of the story. Very interesting way of analyzing this book too, since it is also based not only on a book but also on a true story. The Accidental Billionaires is the most commercially mezrrich book out there, which tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and facebook.

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And in my humble opinion, Mezrich does a pretty commendable job billionaiees getting most things right, especially given the circumstances, even if the writing could’ve been better. I don’t have time at the moment to write about the portrayal of women in this book. There are already tons and tons of books about the subject matter. This is not a high energy book!

The book is a piece of junk. Yet he has no problems creating a fictitious account for his readers to believe. Only Harvard has dorms that are cooler than other dorms or dorms that are way off in the middle of nowhere. To be honest I found this novel a bit dragging. If you’ve seen David Fincher’s The Social Network and loved it as I have, you’d probably think reading the lesser known and not half as respected source material would be redundant.

All he really focused on was the idea of being connected, belonging, having hundreds and hundreds of billiomaires girls climbing all over him, rubbing up against him. Oct 01, Eli added it.

Not a bad payoff for their investment of a couple planning meetings and emails with him re their idea.

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Admittedly in later chapters, I found myself wanting to finish the book and see how events played out that’s why it’ll get 2 stars. They had a related but clearly not identical concept dating site exclusively for students at elite collegeszero ability to make it happen, put up no money, and had no written contract with him. And indeed, the movie is better. It can’t stand p When I read a book that has a great deal of biographical detail and where the subject refuses to co-operate and where there are too many phrases like, ‘he must have thought’, ‘he could have surmised’, ‘maybe he felt’, I think that even if the author is as well-respected as Mezrich, this is probably a load of balls.


Still, I appreciate what Facebook has done to revolutionize social media. To sum it up, this book leaves a bad taste in my mouthone that makes me want to delete my Facebook account. Eduardo Saverin is a college junior who cares about two things: The geeks were now bagging Victoria’s Secret models, where in college they were tthe ignored.

Some of his sources are his conversations with Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and the court documents made billionairfs to him because of “all these college kids suing each other. The strange alignment of the frat-house lifestyle of the core team with the wealthy and ambitious venture capitalists of Silicon Valley especially deserves a more in-depth treatment.

If he has a quote from one of the people he did interview he can add it.