Live! with an AUTHOR

Ben Mezrich

in conversation with Kennedy

from the Karson and Kennedy Show on Mix 104.1

Recorded June 11th, 2020

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Ben Mezrich has authored twenty books, with a combined printing of over 6 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 languages and was adapted into the #1 Box Office movie 21.

His book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal – debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List and spent 18 weeks there in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network and was #1 at the box office, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including Best Adapted Screenplay. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two number one box office movie adaptations which has earned him the title of Sexiest Author on People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive List.

Ben Mezrich cracked the Hollywood Reporter’s annual hot list: Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. This power list of authors touted to be “the industry’s most sought-after word nerds” is based on stats like Mezrich’s multiple movie deals in production such as Woolly, Seven Wonders, Once Upon a Time in Russia, and The 37th Parallel.

Ben’s newest book Bitcoin Billionaires chronicles the second act of wonder twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as they claw their way through Silicon Valley and come out on top as the first bitcoin billionaires after an unlikely-to-win battle with the omnipotent Empire-Facebook.

Ben co-writes a middle grade fiction series Charlie Numbers with his wife Tonya, their newest book: Charlie Numbers and the Woolly Mammoth is slated to be produced for the big screen by Ellen Pompeo.

He recently joined the Writers Room for the hit Showtime TV show Billions as Consulting Producer for season 5. Most recently, Ben has announced the release of a new online novella: The Mechanic,Davinci Code style thriller about a card shark, an ex con and a professor who uncovers a secret as old as our country itself. Written for and published exclusively by The Boston Globe, the novella will unfold chapter-by-chapter for two weeks, beginning Sunday, May 3.

Visit Brookline Booksmith to have any of Ben’s books delivered right to your door.

You’re sure to enjoy these Brookline Booksmith favorites:

Bitcoin Billionaires

Bitcoin

Woolly

Wolly

Bringing Down the House

House

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