Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

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By (author) Ben Mezrich

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  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Format: Hardback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 239mm x 33mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385533926
  • ISBN 13: 9780385533928
  • Sales rank: 702,624

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Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea--a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA--past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways--and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks. But what does one do with an item so valuable that it's illegal even to own? And was Thad Roberts--undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut--really what he seemed? Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.

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BEN MEZRICH is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Accidental Billionaires" and "Bringing Down the House "in addition to nine other books. The film "21," starring Kevin Spacey, was based on "Bringing Down the House." "The Social Network," which won an Oscar for best adaptation, was based on "The Accidental Billionaires."

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Praise for "The Accidental Billionaires," the basis of the Oscar-winning film "The Social Network" "Uproarious . . . stimulating enough to keep even the un-medicated narcoleptic awake." --" Washington Times " "Mezrich's prose has a cinematic flavor." --" 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." --" Oregonian " "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." --Alex Rodriguez "You know you're onto something when Hollywood calls before your book is even out." --"Entertainment Weekly" "Sizzling . . . Mezrich's pop narrative reveals an American public greedy to read about the most intimate details of the sex, money, and betrayal in Facebook's formative history . . . energetic." --" Telegraph" "Mezrich paints a