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Review: Bringing Nothing to the Party by Paul Carr

Posted in Musings... by Adair Jones on January 6, 2009


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True Confessions of a New Media Whore

Bringing Nothing to the Party is a truly funny book. Part history, part memoir, it’s also a brilliant and hilarious piece of journalism. Nerdy wunderkind Paul Carr lands a multi-book deal at the age of 19. This early success leads to a job at The Guardian, writing their new media column, which in turn gives him instant access to London’s most successful Internet entrepreneurs, a wild, ambitious, hard-drinking bunch. For the next few years, Carr attends their parties, conferences, launches, and networking events, always impressed and more than a little annoyed that younger, less intelligent people are able to make millions overnight. All it takes, he figures, is one good idea and a little perseverance.  MORE>


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