After Words

After Words: Ben Mezrich author of "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook - A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal" interviewed by A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire magazine

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From BookExpo America in New York City, Ben Mezrich recounts the creation of the social networking site, Facebook, in The Accidental Billionaires.  Mr. Mezrich details the ascendancy of the website from its beginnings as a members-only service for Harvard University students to its current international status and profiles several of the principal players in the development of the site, including Facebook's current CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Ben Mezrich discusses his book with A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire magazine and author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All.

About the Authors

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich is the author of eleven books, including Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.  For more, visit benmezrich.com.


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A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs is the editor at large at Esquire magazine.  He is the author of several books, including The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.  For more information, visit ajjacobs.com.

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After Words: Ben Mezrich author of "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook - A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal" interviewed by A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire magazine

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