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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "The Social Network, the much anticipated moviehellip;adapted from Ben Mezrichrs"s bookThe Accidental Billionaires." -The New York Times Exuberant and revealing,The Accidental Billionairesis a fast-paced, inside look at a story of fortune gained and innocence lost, and how a company that was created to bring people together ultimately tore two friends apart. In 2003, Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergrads and best friends looking for a way to stand out among the universityrs"s elite and competitive student body. Then one lonely night, Zuckerberg hacked into the campus computer system to pull off a prank that crashed Harvardrs"s network. This stunt almost got him expelled, but it also inspired Zuckerberg to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized how people around the world communicate. With Saverinrs"s funding their small start-up quickly went from their college dorm room to Silicon Valley. But different ideas about Facebookrs"s future tested Zuckerberg and Saverinrs"s relationship, which then spiraled into out-and-out warfare. Soon, the collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, lawyers, and big money.
BEN MEZRICH is the author of eleven books, including the international bestseller Bringing Down the House, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into the movie 21, starring Kevin Spacey. Ben lives in Boston with his wife, Tonya.