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


The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



I should say I'm not the biggest fan of Facebook, but even so, I was disappointed in this book.The fault, though, is partially mine. After having read such enlightening books such as In the Plex and Steve Jobs I was hoping for a little insight into the beginning days of Facebook. What I had hoped would be some kind of documentary had more drama than documentary with the author filling in his perception of what might have happened. If anything the book leaves you with more questions than answers, and I look forward to an official Zuckerburg biography to hear his side of things, though I won't be holding my breath for that.

If you saw the movie, then you're not going to get anything extra from the book, which I suppose should be a compliment to the movie.

On a related note, this marks the 30th book I've read this year. Back in January I blindly picked a number of books to read. The previous year, according to Goodreads, I'd read 25 books and I felt that I had been lazy in doing that. So this year, without much thought, I had picked 50 to be my goal. Turns out that's over 4 a month, and I'm aware people can do that, but I can get burnt out after some books. Especially long ones. So though I failed at making 50 I am happy to have read more than I read the year before.

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