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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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Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. Stimulating enough to keep even an unmedicated narcoleptic awake.

Ben Mezricha Harvard graduate, is the author of eleven books, mezrlch the international bestseller Bringing Down the Housewhich spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into the movie 21starring Kevin Spacey. He is a columnist for Boston Common and a contributor to Flush magazine.

Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya. Mezrich’s next book, Sex on the Moonwill be published in summer Visit the author’s website at www. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I noticed, there’s a mismatch between Goodreads ratings and Amazon, which is odd. The movie was better, but that’s not a bad thing as I would hope that each iteration of anything would only lead to improvement.

If you watched the movie, you won’t really gain any new insight here. One person found this helpful. It’s hard to think of the world before facebook. But it wasn’t so long ago I remember back when I was heavily on live journal and myspace, how you had to have a college email address to join facebook. It wasn’t like myspace, where you could billlonaires with your own profile with html codes. It wasn’t like live journal, where it was your own publication at your luxury.


But eventually, facebook took over the net and ultimately, the world. And for its own simplicity, it really sucks your entire life Facebook is really one of the best ideas a person s could come up with. It brings tye whom have never seen each other in years, together. And for a writer like me, it’s a great tool to showcase my writings. But with all acciental ideas, it has its share of cons. It’s a distraction for many people. The story behind facebook is as compelling as the idea itself.

And like great ideas, many people are attached to acciddental facebook story, connected to a large network billionairrs created this success story. There are already tons and tons of books about the subject matter.

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

And, I am sure, there bej be tons and tons of more books to come The Accidental Billionaires is the most commercially well-known book out there, which tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and facebook. This book, written by Ben Mezrich, is not a great book.

Bits and pieces read really good, and I especially enjoyed those moments when Mezrich describes a setting. I love reading books that are detailed in surroundings. That’s how I write. But what I did not enjoy reading was over-explaining of situations.

Let me put it this way. This book is written in two styles.

In narrative form, and in essay form in bben words, reads like a wikipedia article. How this mixed-bag book inspired one of the best movies of is beyond me! Luckily, that didn’t happen! Some people consider this book tabloid trash. I wouldn’t go that far. This is no biography, or autobiography, and there is no question that some things were stretched a little bit. But I do admire Mezrich’s courage to write this.

He took a story that wasn’t easy to write to begin with, and did his own thing. The stronger points of the book merich the narrative side. And indeed, the movie is better.

But you can’t deny this book’s impact, much like facebook. Which means, I do recommend this book. It isn’t a great read.

But it was quite enjoyable and like the movie, quite enticing. I really enjoyed this book on one of the most revolutionary businesses of our time: What got me intrigued was watching the movie, “The Social Network”. I actually saw the movie first before reading the book. In comparison, I must admit that many of the “dramatic” scenes and heated confrontations in the movie were left out of the book, which leads me to wonder about the accuracy of the movie.


Nevertheless, I found this book to be a great and enjoyable read. I also find it very diplomatic and fair to all sides. When analyzing the book, one can make strong cases acciddntal all sides of the dispute including Mark Zuckerberg.

My only issue is that I wish the author could have focused more on the business and billionairs aspects instead on the gossip and tabloid stuff. It would have been great to get a better accidetnal at Facebook the company over the first couple years, instead of Facebook, the dorm room prank-turn-business.

Overall, this book is an enjoyable and easy read and I highly recommend it. I bought this after watching The Social Network since this is the book that inspires the movie. You should note if you’ve seen the movie you wont find very biillionaires new here. The movie follows the book almost word for word most of the time, though the movie spices things up a bit billionairez there are some creative differences, but again don’t expect much new.

That said I think you can still enjoy the book, especially if you’re a huge fan of the billilnaires. It may be written in an awkward manner and it annoyed me too at first but once you get past that the story is interesting and enjoyable.

A great companion to the film for fans and an interesting read for those with a casual interest. I’d recommend The Facebook Effect for those who’ve seen the movie and don’t want to pretty much ths the film on paper. It had been a while since I read one of Ben’s books. I bn that the book is more accurate than The Social Accidentap.

This is a nice complement to Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect. It’s noteworthy that Zuck doesn’t seem to have evolved much in the last decade as the current debacle shows. Every scene is there. In the book, Zuckerberg is slightly more human, slightly less self-absorbed, but not by much.

Eduardo Saverin serves as the main source of credited information, along with undoubtedly interviews with the Winklevoss twins that are not on the record. The social dynamic revealed in the book is that life is now to be lived online, something that might not be as positive a development as thought by many.