I couldn't put Startup down; I read it in less than 12 hours. I'm nowhere near my twenties (I'm 34), New York (I live in Ohio) or a venture capitalist (SAHM), but I felt immersed in the world of Startups and the drama that unfolds. Great book if you're looking for a page turner.
I loved this book! The characterization of the start-up tech bro-culture was pitch-perfect. These things are actually happening in this industry so everything in the story was relatable. I love how she took the time to develop the characters so you actually cared what happened to them (good or bad). Like others have said- was left hanging at the end but really just hoping that means another showing from Doree. This is a great summer read!
I was entertained from page one. Its easy to dismiss the millennial tech world as a caricature of itself,, but this was a funny book about realistic people faced with the myriad of situations unique to this time of adulting classes, happiness apps and usies. Well done!
I loved this!! As a 47 year old desperately trying to figure out what the heck my kids are talking about with their emoji/gif/acronym language, this was a great peek into the inner workings of the newest generation. It also feels like the author has watched many, many episodes of "Shark Tank", and I mean that in a good way!! Really hoping there will be a sequel of sorts, it's pretty open ended, my only minor quibble. Hard to believe this is the author's first book, her voice comes thru strong and clear, great job!!
This was a fun book. Finished it in less than 24 hours, and found it to be a pretty truthy tale of the New York Tech/blogosphere scene. It's definitely a quick read, but it manages to get pretty real how that world works while also fitting in a good number of surprise twists.
I was initially kind of annoyed about the ending (wasn't ready for it!) but after sitting with for a day or so I find myself still thinking about it much more fondly.