Sex, ganja goo balls and rock ‘n’ roll: Google book is just latest tell-all from Silicon Valley

Hard to imagine Larry and Sergey having a ”harem.”

But according to a new tell-all history of the world’s most famous search-engine compnay, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin apparently had just that back in the day: a well-stocked harem, along with raucous parties fueled by copious amounts of booze, gluttonous feasts and girls, girls galore.

The title of Adam Fisher’s just-released tome is a mouthful: “Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley’ (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom).”

It’s juicy with a capital J. But it’s not the first book of its kind to dish out the dirt on this storied land of testosterone-addled geeks.

Here are a few other page-turners from the land that tech built:

“Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley”

San Francisco-based Bloomberg journalist Emily Chang kicked off 2018 with this scathing and, at times, borderline salacious take-down of the male-focused world of Silicon Valley. A VentureBeat review describes Chang’s perspective thusly: “In essence, tech bros, singled and married, organize large, drug-fueled parties where men pick and choose sex partners from the abundance of attractive women invited. The parties are attended, according to Chang’s interview with dozens of participants, by ‘powerful first-round investors, well-known entrepreneurs, and top executives.’ The book, of course, is not just about sex. But the sex Chang describes is what gave her work such buzz when it was published earlier this year.

“As New York Times book critic Jennifer Szalai put it, ‘it’s the sex in this book that will probably get the most attention.’ Chang recounts cases of sexual harassment and vicious online trolling. She also includes a chapter on polyamory and sex parties that’s heavy on salacious details and light on named sources. Participants tell Chang that they’re proudly disrupting tradition: ‘Their behavior at …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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