Thursday, June 25, 2009

A New Book on Facebook, Some of It Fact-Based - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times

Hollywood is buzzing this week about plans for a movie, written by the “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin and possibly to be directed by David Fincher, that will depict the conflict-filled rise of the social network Facebook.

Mr. Sorkin’s script is based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal,” by Ben Mezrich, to be published in mid-July by Doubleday, a division of Random House. A galley copy of the book was obtained by The New York Times and read in two sittings.

Doubleday has classified the book as nonfiction, but it has a novelistic gloss that tries to compensate for the absence of comprehensive reporting.

A New Book on Facebook, Some of It Fact-Based - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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