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For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a leading tech journalist—until the Friday his Newsweek boss called. His job? Gone. Fifty years old with two young kids, Lyons was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. For years he’d seen people strike gold in the start-up boom. Why not him? One tech company, flush with $100 million, offered a pile of stock options. What could go wrong?

His new employer made the world a better place…by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: shower pods became hook-up dens; Nerf gun fights broke out at lunch; and absent bosses specialized in cryptic, jargon-filled emails. In the middle of this sat Lyons, old enough to be his coworkers’ father.

With portraits of devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs, bloggers and brogrammers, Disrupted is a hilarious story of self-reinvention and a definitive account of life in the tech bubble.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wildly entertaining.”

    Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Laugh-out-loud funny.”


  • Disrupted is worth a read for its exploration of startup culture and its effect on labor… Disrupted is a foil to all those awful books that make sweeping generalizations about how to work with millennials.”


  • Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An often-delightful tour through startup culture…But there are parts of his book that should send shivers down the spine of anyone who uses the Internet.”

    Harvard Business Review

  • “Along with being an excellent storyteller, [Lyons is]…a clear and upbeat speaker with believable engagement not only with his own story but also with the larger arc of change in the worlds of advertising, marketing, and venture capital.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
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