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Anna Wiener at Harvard Book Store

January 16 @ 7:00 pm

 |  Free!

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Date:
January 16
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free!
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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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About

Harvard Book Store welcomes New Yorker contributing writer ANNA WIENER for a discussion of her debut memoir, Uncanny Valley.

About Uncanny Valley

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.