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    DescriptionThe high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends-outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance-and sexual success-was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus-and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed-a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers-makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo's and Mark's different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. "The Accidental Billionaires" is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost-and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, has published ten books, including the "New York Times "bestseller "Bringing Down the House." He is a columnist for "Boston Common" and a contributor for "Flush" magazine. Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya. " " "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Accidental Billionaires
    Subtitle
    The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Mezrich, Read by Mike Chamberlain
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 6
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739383582
    ISBN 10: 0739383582
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BGB
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
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    BISAC V2.8: COM060140, BIO003000
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    DC21: 006.75409227
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    DC22: 338.7/610067
    BIC subject category V2: UDBS, KJZ
    LC classification: HM742 .M49 2009B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    14 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, has published ten books, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Bringing Down the House." He is a columnist for "Boston Common" and a contributor to "Flush" magazine. Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya.
    Review quote
    "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" "From the Trade Paperback edition."