Ben Mezrich on The Social Network
Bestselling author Ben Mezrich joins us on Tuesday, June 16 at 8pm EST for a livestreamed discussion of The Social Network, which was adapted from his book The Accidental Billionaires.
Mezrich will discuss what it's like having your book adapted by Aaron Sorkin, his research process, and more with Coolidge Director of Special Programming Mark Anastasio. Watch here or at the embedded video below.
About Ben Mezrich
The reigning cowboy of narrative non-fiction with a writing career spanning nineteen years, Mezrich has authored twenty books – major international and New York Times bestsellers, with well over six million copies sold. The genre he’s created – cinematic and unique true stories of young geniuses battling their way through the grey area between right and wrong, and succeeding at all costs – includes 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. It was adapted into the hit motion picture 21. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal spent eighteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and appeared on hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. It was adapted into the hit movie The Social Network, which was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three including Best Adapted Screenplay, and won Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin share a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two adaptations open #1 at the box office. Mezrich’s latest book, Bitcoin Billionaires, was an international bestseller and is being made into a motion picture. Currently, Mezrich is also a writer and consulting producer for the tv show Billions.