From the Publisher "Startup is a clever novel about trying to connect in the tech-heavy world we live in now. "Brenda Janowitz, PopSugar"Giddy fun...satirical genius." Marion Winik, Newsday"Startup is compulsively readable. You will probably finish it in a day, because you will never find a reason to put it down. "Alex Balk, The Awl"Fast-paced and engaging...Shafrir's touch is just right in this debut novel. She's got the excesses of this industry nailed.
and, semi-related, every time I would wander into the J. Crew at the Grove, they were always out of my size in the one thing in the store that I thought was cute or at least, wearable) Also, also! I Skyped with my mom's book club the other night, and besides the fact that they could see me but I couldn't see them (technology! ), it was a relatively engaging conversation. (We managed to move past the first question being a comment, which was, "I was disappointed in the ending." Tough crowd!)
NEW YORK — HBO hit series “Silicon Valley” has brought the tech world’s nerdy characters, bloated budgets and underhanded workings into public view. New novel “Startup,” a witty and cleverly-conceived satire, offers a different slice of the industry. This debut book by Doree Shafrir is no California bro ballad. The Boston-born, LA-based, Jewish journalist works as a senior writer for Buzzfeed news and has spent over a decade working in online media.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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