Joking that Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin will be very jealous, author Ben Mizrich was awarded the “ Blue Chip Book Award ” from the folks on CNBC’s “ Squawk Box ” this morning for his book, “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.”
Sorkin, of course wrote the award-winning screenplay for “The Social Network” which was based on the Mezrich’s book.
In a fun and lively interview, Mezrich told the Squawk anchors how he likes to find stories (he doesn’t chase the newspapers), how he’s drawn to those who live in that “gray area” (you know the type who blur the lines between right and wrong), and how hard the actual writing process is for him (“it’s like digging in a ditch”).
Mezrich’s latest book, “ Sex on the Moon ” is coming out this summer in paperback.
AND drum roll please.....
More Authors - More Awards on "Squawk Box"
- Timothy Ferriss author of, " The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich"
- Michael Lewis author of, "Liar's Poker", "The Big Short" and "Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World"
- Bryan Burrough author of the classic, " Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco "
- Steve Wozniak author of, "iWoz : Computer Geek to Cult Icon - Getting to the Core of Apple's Inventor"