VALLEY OF THE GODS
Valley of the Gods is a riveting, hilarious account that exposes a world that is not flat but bubbling—the men and women of Silicon Valley, whose hubris and ambition are changing the world. The Valley of the Gods presents tomorrow’s strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas. Alexandra Wolfe – the daughter of Tom Wolfe and a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal -- dives deep into the strange world of Silicon Valley.
Meet the billionaires who go to training clubs for thirty-minute “body slams” designed to fit in with the start-up schedule; attend parties where people devour peanut butter-and-jelly sushi rolls; and date and seduce in a romantic culture in which thick glasses, baggy jeans, and a t-shirt is the costume of any sex symbol (and where a jacket and tie symbolize mediocrity). Through Wolfe’s eyes, we discover how they date and marry, how they dress and live, how they plot and dream, and how they have created a business world and an economic order that has made us all devotees of them.
A blistering, brilliant, and hysterical examination of this new ruling class, The Valley of the Gods presents tomorrow’s strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.
Alexandra Wolfe – the daughter of Tom Wolfe and a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal -- dives deep into the strange world of Silicon Valley, exploring everything from the “Stop Out” movement in which young men and women forego college to start companies, to communal living situations and open marriages, to the dietary and dating practices, to the fashions of hooded sweatshirts and sneakers, to the intricacies of conferences and networking events, to the way modest real estate has become the ultimate in inverse snobbery. She has managed to get some of the most interesting and high-profile figures in tech to speak to her about their world, their success and their failures, including Peter Thiel, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Andreessen, Elon Musk, and Sean Parker.
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