The Accidental Billionaires

The Accidental Billionaires

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

eBook - 2009
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In this book, Ben Mezrich recounts the creation of the social networking site, Facebook. Mr. Mezrich details the ascendancy of the website from its beginnings as a members-only service for Harvard University students to its current international status and profiles several of the principal players in the development of the site, including Facebook's current corporate executive responsible, Mark Zuckerberg.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2009
ISBN: 9780385532198
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 260 p.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc


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Jul 19, 2017

You can see a lot of the same material used in "The Accidental Billionaires" in Fincher's "The Social Network", in which is adapted from this book, but whereas Sorkin's script delivers on concise dialogue, Mezrich's book seems to get bogged down by superfluous exposition.

You honestly don't need two adjectives to describe every other noun.

Jan 26, 2013

This was a fun read, though admittedly, not as fun as the film adaptation. It does highlight though the differences between the popular movie and what likely actually happened as detailed in this narrative. I love Mezrich's writing style and can't wait to read another of his books.

Feb 12, 2012

You can feel the struggle behind the birth of Facebook. Very similar to the movie - the film was based on this book. Unfortunately it lacks of Mark Zuckerberg point of view, because he declined to speak with the author.

dreadful74 Mar 30, 2011

Bhstuff is right see the movie instead. The book adds no extra details to the story.
The movie is really good and way better then the book.

Mar 28, 2011

The founding of FACEBOOK: A tale of sex, money, genius, and betrayal.

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduate students and best friends -- outsiders at a school filled with polished, prep-school grads.

Mark hacked into the University's computer system to get access to the database of female students on campus. The system crashed and Mark nearly got himself kicked out of school. That's when Facebook was born.

Is a compelling read!

Feb 01, 2011

Loved this book. Such an incredible story with unbelievable characters. Ben Mezrich's style is growing on me and am reading some of his other work and quite enjoying it. Saw the Social Network - which while very close to the book - has made there own interpretations of the characters, which I think makes it too Hollywood - i.e., the whole point about Sean Parker is that he doesn't look nor act like Justin Timberlake. You could debate which is better - the book or the movie - but you'd probably conclude that this is good book and you'll probably be glad you read it.

debwalker Jan 04, 2011

2011 Oscars: The winner of best adapted screenplay was The Social Network, which was based on The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. The movie also won best score.

Dec 01, 2010

See the movie instead...
I saw the movie and loved it! usually the book adds more depth and detail than the movie can provide, but in this case, it's almost identical content, just rearranged in ways that don't really matter. this is one time when i'd say the movie is better than the book.

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