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The Accidental Billionaires

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The Accidental Billionaires

The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

By Ben Mezrich

Anchor, Paperback, 9780767931557, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2010



The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times

Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, comptetitive, and accomplished  student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed  the campus network, almost got himself  expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world.
With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. 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, lawyers.

About the Author
Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, is the author of eleven books, including the international bestseller "Bringing Down the House," which spent sixty-three weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list and was made into the movie "21," starring Kevin Spacey. He is a columnist for "Boston Common" and a contributor to "Flush "magazine. Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya.

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Praise For The Accidental Billionaires

"High-octane page-turners, replete with sex, skullduggery and plot twists worthy of James Patterson"--New York Times

“The book is better; you should read the book” —A-Rod

“Uproarious. . . . Stimulating enough to keep even an unmedicated narcoleptic awake.”
The Washington Times
“Mezrich’s prose has a cinematic flavor.”
The Boston Globe
“You won’t be able to put the book down. The story’s far too compelling, and entirely too personal, to toss aside.”
The Oregonian