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Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich has built his career chronicling young genius. Mezrich can only be called prolific, producing a book for almost every year of his near two-decade writing career. He is perhaps best known for The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal (2009), which was turned into the Oscar-winning film The Social Network, adapted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher. Among his other bestselling titles are Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (2002), Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs―A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder (2015), The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway (2016), and the novel Seven Wonders (2014). Mezrich has also made many television appearances, including hosting his own show, High Stakes with Ben Mezrich. His newest book is Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures, which has already been optioned by Fox for development into a film.

Boston Globe profile

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