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Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich
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Sep 03, 12

really liked it
Read in September, 2012

The fascinating story of a Mormon kid turned NASA intern turned cat burglar makes for a great read. Especially when the basis for the whole thing is, what else, love. The author does a great job of telling the story of Thad Roberts, the man who brazenly stole several million dollars worth of moon rocks from a NASA lab based on the romantic ideal of giving his girlfriend the moon, in a way that makes him relatable and tragic. Yet it does not delve too far, and even with the one-sidedness of the account, which the author admits to in the introduction, Thad is still an ignorant criminal, albeit a charming one. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of Mark Zuckerberg's depiction in The Social Network, a movie based on Mezrich's other non-fiction The Accidental Billionaires. It is a bit unfortunate that it is really only told from Thad's perspective, with a slight bit of the Belgian informant's personal accounting added into the mix. But, overall, the book achieved its purpose and, I am sure, is destined to be made into a great movie sometime soon.
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