Mezrich in 2011
February 7, 1969 |
Princeton, New Jersey
|Alma mater||Harvard University (1991)|
|Known for||author of the book Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions|
|Spouse(s)||Tonya M. Chen (2006â€“; 1 child)|
I write nonfiction in this thriller-esque style. I have all the facts; I research it. I have thousands of pages of court documents… I try to get inside my stories.
People rely on Wikipedia, and a lot of it is wrong. But because there it is on the Internet, they assume it's right. Rumor gets printed as fact. We may have lost our critical facility as a nation.
I see myself as attempting to break ground. I definitely am trying to create my own genre here… I'm attempting to tell stories in a very new and entertaining way.
In terms of a narrative nonfiction book, when you're describing scenes that you have multiple sources for, and that you have differing sources for, and you decide to choose a path that puts all that information together, well yeah, there's definitely going to be a little bit of the author in that. But there's nothing wrong with that.
I believe Facebook is going all the way. They're going to reach a billion members and will be the biggest company in the world. It will be a platform everyone goes on the Internet through.