Ben Mezrich

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Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

With his newest non-fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs.

Mezrich has authored sixteen books, with a combined printing of over four 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 la
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Ben Mezrich I think there is a common thread- I like to write about brilliant people who often take extreme risks, either because they love the adrenalin rush…moreI think there is a common thread- I like to write about brilliant people who often take extreme risks, either because they love the adrenalin rush that comes with risk, or because they want to do something special and huge. I'm intrigued by characters that live in the grey area between right and wrong!(less)
Ben Mezrich Seven Wonders will be a movie, Brett Ratner and Beau Flynn are making it with 20th century fox! I think there are a lot of great young actors that…moreSeven Wonders will be a movie, Brett Ratner and Beau Flynn are making it with 20th century fox! I think there are a lot of great young actors that could play the part. I love Leonardo dicaprio, zac effron, Chris pine, and many others! So many young actors- the kid from divergent, rob pattinson, any of them would be great!(less)
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It recently came to my attention, having read quite a number of Russian classics over the years, that they all seem to be “gray.” Following that thought, I discovered that ofttimes for me, mysteries or thrillers are “red,” books of e..." Read more of this review »
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“Everyone had a story he believed was worthy of a best-seller; for me, reality was rarely interesting enough to take the place of fiction.”
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“in other words, his story was part boast, part confession.”
Ben Mezrich, Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

“To guys like Mark, time was another weapon of the establishment, like alphabetical order. The great engineers, hackers - they didn't function under the same time constraints as everyone else.”
Ben Mezrich, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal

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