When the enigmatic billionaire founder and CEO of Tetration, the world's most powerful tech company, is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. This tech mogul, known only as "Principal", takes Josh deep into his own mind, and outlines the history of Tetration, which started by revolutionizing the search engine and later ventured into smartphones, computer manufacturing, and the surveillance of American citizens.
"A brilliant and confounding novel"
Kurt is a talented but emotionally damaged football player. Danny is a rising star on the gymnastics team, an outsider in a high school where the football team rules. But the two form an unlikely friendship, and when one member of the gym team is viciously assaulted by the quarterback and his cronies, Kurt rises to his defense and challenges the entrenched stereotypes of high-school sports. This is that rare book that authentically captures the voices, fierce loyalties, and harsh justice of teenage boys.
"Disturbing, but worth the read"
New York’s town hall is a janky half-decrepit theater founded by suffragists in 1921, famous for hosting Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and more recently, A Prairie Home Companion, coming to you live from the tourist-scrum of midtown Manhattan. I was here in January, to get talked at by Senator Bernie Sanders, democratic-socialist, ranking minority member of the Senate Budget Committee, former Vermont representative in the House.
When the enigmatic billionaire founder and CEO of Tetration, the world's most powerful tech company, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoir. This tech mogul, known only as 'Principal', takes Josh deep into his own mind. Accompanying Josh on a mind-bending world tour, Principal soon initiates Josh into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication.