Ben Mezrich (born February 7, 1969) is an American author. With a writing career spanning 19 years, Mezrich has authored twenty books, with a combined printing of over 4 million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages and was adapted into the #1 Box Office movie 21. His book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal – debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List and spent 18 weeks there in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network and was #1 at the box office, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including Best Adapted Screenplay. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two number one box office movie adaptations which has earned him the title of Sexiest Author on People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive List.
Everyone’s heard of Mark Zuckerberg, and most people are aware that the social media platform that began as “thefacebook.com” was not his idea. But whose idea was it? And whatever became of them? Far from sinking into obscurity, the Winklevoss twins have become billionaires through a very different kind of tech revolution that’s as maligned as it is misunderstood. From the author whose book inspired the film The Social Network comes a sequel which documents the redemption of the Winklevoss twins who went from getting “zucked” to riding the very lucrative wave of cryptocurrency.
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