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Some of its scenes are bound to be more plausible on screen than they are on the page. Facebook also reveals that Mr. Mezrich winds up leaving Mr. Zuckerberg in one of his favorite places: cornball limbo. Home Page World U.
‘The Accidental Billionaires’
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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal
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. 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. 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. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya.