No idea if he’ll like this post or not, but I can’t help share my excitement over being able to chat directly with one of my favorite authors, Ben Mezrich.
So we’re deep into the winter here in Boston, and I am nearly finished writing my big new book about the kids who founded Facebook in a dorm room at Harvard and went on to immense fortune. As you’ve maybe heard, this new one has already been sold to Hollywood, with Aaron Sorkin attached to do the screenplay, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Scott Rudin, and Mike Deluca producing along with the great folks at Sony who made 21 such a success. I think anyone who liked BDTH is going to love this one. It will be out this Fall from Random House/Doubleday. If you like Facebook, you’ll have fun hearing how the site came to exist, because it’s a pretty amazing story.
See my whole business/finance library HERE but if you haven’t read Mezrich’s titles like (in order of my fav) Ugly Americans, which details the rise of a young trader who ends up making millions–from a truly realistic market mechanism–for a Japanese hedge fund and the crazy fun/exciting times of just living rich in Japan, Bringing Down The House, about the MIT students who made millions in Vegas & Rigged, which I haven’t even had time to read yet (have you guys?)…well, get on it already! I promise you they are far and away the most entertaining/inspirational & vivid business stories you’ll ever read.
And since I know may of you PennyStockers are illiterate, get even more excited that Mezrich has been taken in by Kevin Spacey–perhaps you saw their little movie ’21’ that was the movie version of Bringing Down The House…it did okay, if you consider banking $200 million worldwide okay!–and there are movies in the works for not only B.M.’s new Facebook book (that sounds weird, right?), but also Ugly Americans (siiiiick, can’t wait) & Rigged.
Thank you Ben Mezrich for being just about the only positive thing in business/financial writing…ever…well…yeah…ever…well…in a while….Ben, have you read my #1 favorite book of all-time ROASO? (please get Spacey to make a movie about that!!!!)…and thank you for making this convo possible!