Thorndike Press

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

  • Anna Wiener
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  • ISBN-10: 1432880063
  • ISBN-13: 9781432880064
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 410 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller
One of the New York Times’s 10 Best Books Of 2020
On Over 25 Best Book Lists
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
An Indie Next Pick

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener — stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial — left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress.

Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building.