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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Two things cause this book to be glaring as a could have been.

Eduardo Saverin is a college junior who cares about two things: Wait, you’re saying to yourself, didn’t I see a movie about this a few years ago? Oh and this book’s portrayal of college women was disgusting. Like a drug dealer he knows just what his customers want and he gives it to them until they’re addicted. This book is positively fascinating!

Which is how I came to read this book.

Being a firm believe of the old cliche that the book is better than the film, I was expecting to come away with some tangible insights.

Let us propose that this company has a controversial birth and is documented, but since we don’t have the other side to source or quote, what is available in the public comments is very thin soup.

Aug 16, Scott rated it did not like it. He writes like he is blind drunk ibllionaires a frat house at 3 AM, acciidental trying to impress the other guys with how cool he is.

To ask other readers questions about Avcidental Accidental Billionairesplease sign up. Oct 24, Vivian Valvano rated it did not like it. They were only college kids after all, but somehow one hopes that those with exquisite gifts also have exquisite sense.

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What his books lack in style I hope Janet Maslin never reviews my workI do think they make up for in their speed. Just what was it about Zuckerberg, with the personality of an automaton, that attracted Saverin? Ben Mezrich cannot write. 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He is a columnist for Boston Common and a contributor for Flush magazine.

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

Finally, if this nezrich is even close to accurate, in my next life I want to come back as one of the twins who settled for 65 million bucks against Zuckerberg in a suit claiming he stole their idea. One of my friends was just hauled off the site for being too close to the industry. Mezrich’s blatant second guessing of his own characterisations, for example, was as good a reason as any to keep on reading.

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From the Trade Paperback edition. Lists with This Book. 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.

Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich: rock star geeks and the founding of Facebook – Telegraph

What followed—a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers—makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year.

Now they all spend all day and night in the front of computers wanting to found technology start-ups. The author himself has noted elsewhere that he was making do with limited sources, but that the point of the book was not to be history but rather a commentary on the values of current culture.

Apr 29, David rated it it was ok. People say Mark Zuckerberg is a gangster. There was not a single likable character in the entire story. Yet Saverin’s decision to drop his girlfriend and head off to a lonely career start-up in New York after his graduation certainly made me wonder.


Throughout the book when I became interested in certain characters, I could simply look online to find more info about them. Also this was the basis for my course conclusion work on journalism, about books adaptations for movies. I found it difficult to care about Eduardo Saverin. He is, after all, a computer genius. 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.

I read it in two evenings and simply couldn’t put it down the second night the first night I had to force myself to stop reading so that I’d be prepared for work the next day.

Be warned, there is quite a bit of references in there. What followed—a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers—makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year.

I never liked Sean Parker because of his attitude toward the company and Eduardo. Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya.

The Accidental Billionaires

Jul 14, Pages Buy. This becomes the recipe for Mark Zuckerberg’s success. The book, seemingly bollionaires by an editor’s hand, is dense with stereotypes, cliches, hyperbole, adolescent fantasies which seem to be the author’s more than those of the main charactersmixed metaphors, inappropriate comparisons, and comical malaprop Listening to audiobook, I could tell from the outset that it was going to be terrible.