The Nudist on the Late Shift

The Nudist on the Late Shift : And Other True Tales of Silicon Valley

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As a novelist and writer for Wired and other publications, Po Bronson has earned a reputation as the most exciting and authentic literary voice to emerge from Silicon Valley. In his national bestseller The Nudist on the Late Shift he tells the true story of the mostly under-thirty entrepreneurs and tech wizards, immigrants and investors, dreamers and visionaries, who see the Valley as their Mecca. Taking us inside the world of these newcomers, brainiacs, salespeople, headhunters, utopians, plutocrats, and innovators as they transform our culture, The Nudist on the Late Shift is a defining portrait of a new generation in the whirl of an information revolution and an international gold rush. Po Bronson is the author of two novels and one book of nonfiction. Bombardiers, a dark satire of high finance, was an international bestseller that was translated into twelve languages. The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, soon to be a feature film from 20th Century Fox, is a comedy of Silicon Valley. His third bestseller, The Nudist on the Late Shift and Other True Tales of Silicon Valley, demonstrates that Bronson's wit and imagination apply as well to nonfiction as to fiction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • BROADWAY BOOKS
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767906039
  • 9780767906036

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A Los Angeles Times and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year "Bronson has a rare ability to spin the worlds of business and technologies into entertaining stories." --The New York Times Book Review "The most complete and empathetic portrait of the Valley so far." --The Village Voice Literary Supplement "Bronson has captured this remarkable place and time." --The Wall Street Journal "Bronson relates the stories of a generation of new and wannabe multi-millionaires with conversational grace...an engaging, instructional and fascinating read." --Denver Post "Illuminates a shadowy world with a penetrating light." --Philadelphia Inquirer "Bronson is tuned in to the quirks of both personality and culture. His prose, often funny, maintains impressive velocity and is well suited to the manic life of the Valley and its colorful menagerie of characters." --Publishers Weekly "This clever storyteller keeps you laughing as you breeze from one episode to the next...a juicy collection of true tales." --Timeshow more

About Po Bronson

Bronson writes feature articles for The New York Times Magazine and Wired and op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Bronson has created a one-hour dramatic television series called "South of Market," derived from his Silicon Valley experiences. He is also a founder of The Grotto, a writer's cooperative in San Francisco; Chairman of the Board of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, the exclusive national representative of sixty independent publishers; and a board member of Mercury House, a literary nonprofit press in San Francisco. Bronson has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.show more

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