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Disrupted by Dan Lyons
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message 1: by Kat (new) - rated it 1 star

Kat A few people have highly recommended this book to me, so I'm curious what made you dislike it! Please go on...


Tiffani Oh gosh, thanks for asking.

I love Silicon Valley and comedy writer memoirs so I thought I'd like this, but I super didn't. Hmm...

I mostly didn't like how 1D it was, a torrent of "everything about this industry is 90000% Sick." To me it wasn't funny enough to be lol-able as comedy writing or insightful enough to be illuminating as journalism.

Even though I agree SV is a nutso unreal bubble in many ways, I thought the guy portrayed it in a mean-spirited way that made him look small.

I like Silicon Valley the show because even though it rakes tech culture over the coals, it does it in a humanizing way -- the characters are mostly loveable and Real. The book is the opposite -- I feel like he portrayed all the people as cartoonishly villainous which, aside from just being kind of crappy, doesn't make good writing.

But all this stuff is so subjective!


message 3: by Kat (new) - rated it 1 star

Kat I bought it for $1 the other day on Kindle so I'm going to bump it in my queue and read it for myself - will report back! I have always thought he seemed like a bit of a jaded sap with an axe to grind...we shall see. Thanks Tiffani!


Tiffani Yes let me know how it is! Xo


message 5: by Kat (new) - rated it 1 star

Kat OK...I'm flexing my fingers to write my scathing review. Also, apparently he only wrote ONE episode of Silicon Valley. It seems that his status there was wildly padded, like a lot of this book!


Tiffani Ahhhh snap!!


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