Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which was the basis for the hit movie 21. He lives in Boston.
"Mezrich relates the story in the form of a true-life novel. The
bestselling author has used the device before, including in The
Accidental Billionaires, which provided the basis for The
Social Network... Interviews, first-person sources, court
documents, and newspaper accounts as the basis for his narrative...
make the story more accessible."--Financial Times
"Assassination plots, intimidation tactics, political maneuvering and money in unfeasibly large quantities... Based on a year of interviews with high-profile sources, it fleshes out almost 20 years of history with journalistic color and anecdotes."