100 Word Book Review: The Accidental Billionaires

negative review

I wanted to like this book, because I liked the movie and this is THE business story of the 21st century. But Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal lacks — what are those things good pieces of nonfiction and, yes, even fiction need again? — facts. Mezrich used the ass-saving vague qualifiers “maybe” and “perhaps” and “picture” so-and-so more than any author I’ve ever read. Someday someone will write the definitive story of the founding of Facebook and I look forward to reading it.

Joe Donatelli
Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles

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