The Severn Library will be closed from February 1 - 21. It is currently unavailable as a holds pickup location.

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Description

"A definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." ?Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a January 2020 IndieNext Pick. An Amazon Best Book of January. One of Vogue 's 22 Books to Read This Winter, The Washington Post 's 10 Books to Read in January, ELLE's 12 Best Books to Read in 2020, The New York Times 's 12 Books to Read in January, Esquire 's 15 Best Winter Books, Paste 's 10 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2020, and Entertainment Weekly 's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020. The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age

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.

Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener's memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry's shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment.

Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780374278014
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDfa698da0-e397-324b-761c-fe8136a53fba
Grouping Titleuncanny valley a memoir
Grouping Authorwiener anna
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-09-24 04:16:26AM
Last Indexed2020-01-26 04:31:05AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorWiener, Anna
author_displayWiener, Anna
detailed_location_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library On Order
display_description
format_aacplOn Order
idfa698da0-e397-324b-761c-fe8136a53fba
isbn9780374278014
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a1647954a1647954Anne Arundel County Public Library On OrderON ORDEROn Order1truefalseOn Orderaacpl
last_indexed2020-01-26T09:31:05.792Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formOther
literary_form_fullOther
local_callnumber_aacplON ORDER
local_time_since_added_aacpl2 Months
Day
Month
On Order
Quarter
Six Months
Week
Year
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library On Order
primary_isbn9780374278014
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1647954Book
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1647954a1647954On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
title_displayUncanny Valley: A Memoir
title_fullUncanny Valley: A Memoir Wiener, Anna
title_shortUncanny Valley: A Memoir