'A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA' Welcomes John Carreyrou author of 'Bad Blood'
A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA is pleased to welcome John Carreyrou on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm as he presents Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. This is the riveting exposé that traces the breathtaking rise and collapse of the multibillion-dollar biotech startup Theranos—told by John Carreyrou, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite legal threats from the company's charismatic CEO. The author talk and book signing event will be held at the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta - 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). For information, visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival or call 678.812.4002.
About the Book
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose “unicorn” startup promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron– a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
Bad Blood is ‘One of the Best Books of 2018’ claim:
NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Esquire, Fortune, Marie Claire, GQ, Mental Floss, Science Friday, Bloomberg, Popular Mechanics, BookRiot, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal.
About the Author
John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
What is A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA?
A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA brings a prestigious array of authors to the Atlanta community throughout the year. Expanding on the success of the annual November Book Festival of the MJCCA, A Page from the Book Festival events allow the MJCCA to continue fostering a love of reading and enabling interaction with favorite sought-after authors all year long.
MJCCA Member: $15 / Community: $20 (does not include book)
MJCCA Member / Community: $32 (includes one paperback copy of the book)
Purchase Tickets: MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4002 or visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.