All buildings are now open at limited capacity. New library and curbside pickup hours.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two regardless of vaccine status.

A Truck Full of Money
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
Random House Publishing Group 2016
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
“A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture.”—Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy—the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola. Tracy Kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative” (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim’s journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it’s an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming “a Pied Piper” of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: “Someday this boy’s going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I’m going to be standing beside him.” Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars—the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: “What else would you do with it?” The second thing he thinks is, What’s next? With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. Praise for A Truck Full of Money“Kidder’s prose glides with a figure skater’s ease, but without the glam. His is a seemingly artless art, like John McPhee’s, that conceals itself in sentences that are necessary, economical, and unpretentious.”The Boston Globe “Kidder’s portrayal of living with manic depression is as nuanced and intimate as a reader might ever expect to get. . . . You can’t help admiring Mr. English and cheering for him.”The New York Times
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
09/20/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812995251
ASIN:
B019B6WTVQ
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Tracy Kidder. (2016). A Truck Full of Money. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tracy Kidder. 2016. A Truck Full of Money. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tracy Kidder, A Truck Full of Money. Random House Publishing Group, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tracy Kidder. A Truck Full of Money. Random House Publishing Group, 2016. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection22
Anne Arundel County Public Library00

There is 1 hold on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
43c1447a-889c-4489-31ab-588df3b5af05
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 06:35:44
Date Updated:
Nov 17, 2017 12:11:38
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 11, 2021 04:55:26
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 06, 2021 16:56:42
Last Availability Check:
Apr 11, 2021 04:55:30
Last Availability Change:
Mar 30, 2021 23:21:09
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 14, 2021 04:15:52

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Truck Full of Money
crossRefId
2621082
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/469/451/DA/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/469/451/DA/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812995251
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 228437
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B019B6WTVQ
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 228437
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812995251
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 228437
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Tracy Kidder
id
469451da-31ff-473f-b87f-bca7b0f59b8f
title
A Truck Full of Money
starRating
3.7
dateAdded
2016-09-22T15:17:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=2621082
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/469/451/DA/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/469/451/DA/{469451DA-31FF-473F-B87F-BCA7B0F59B8F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: TruckFullofMoney9780812995251
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1333878
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812995251
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 228437
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 09/20/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=469451da-31ff-473f-b87f-bca7b0f59b8f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TruckFullofMoney9780812995251
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B019B6WTVQ
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 228437
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 09/20/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=469451da-31ff-473f-b87f-bca7b0f59b8f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TruckFullofMoney9780812995251
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 752052
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812995251
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 228437
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 09/20/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=469451da-31ff-473f-b87f-bca7b0f59b8f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
keywords
      • value: business innovation
      • value: Biography
      • value: non fiction
      • value: Business
      • value: culture
      • value: money
      • value: BIOS
      • value: work
      • value: kayak
      • value: memories
      • value: Start-up Business
      • value: Business Biography
      • value: e-commerce
      • value: true story
      • value: Inspirational
      • value: inspiration
      • value: Advice
      • value: Wealth
      • value: management
      • value: communication
      • value: biographies
      • value: how to
      • value: narrative nonfiction
      • value: Motivational
      • value: social science
      • value: social
      • value: True stories
      • value: Biographical
      • value: motivational books
      • value: nonfiction books
      • value: business books
      • value: innovation biography
      • value: paul english
      • value: tech billionaire
      • value: technology biography
      • value: management books
      • value: biography autobiography
      • value: books about business
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Kidder Tracy
      • bioText: Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Strength in What Remains, My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Tracy Kidder lives in Massachusetts.
      • name: Tracy Kidder
imprint
Random House
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Business
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2016-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
09/20/2016
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
Fortune, mania, generosity, genius—the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Kayak.com founder Paul English, an American maverick and a man who had a mind for the age that was coming.

Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of the New Machine, now gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what will later be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim's journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it's an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a gift for building creative teams of people,...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
A Truck Full of Money
fullDescription
“A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture.”—Charles Duhigg
Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy—the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola.
Tracy Kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative” (The Baltimore Sun) and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim’s journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it’s an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming “a Pied Piper” of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: “Someday this boy’s going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I’m going to be standing beside him.” Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars—the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: “What else would you do with it?” The second thing he thinks is, What’s next?
With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. A Truck Full of Money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself.
Praise for A Truck Full of Money
“Kidder’s prose glides with a figure skater’s ease, but without the glam. His is a seemingly artless art, like John McPhee’s, that conceals itself in sentences that are necessary, economical, and unpretentious.”The Boston Globe
“Kidder’s portrayal of living with manic depression is as nuanced and intimate as a reader might ever expect to get. . . . You can’t help admiring Mr. English and cheering for him.”The New York Times
sortTitle
Truck Full of Money
crossRefId
2621082
popularity
567
publisher
Random House Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaQAAAA29/products/469451da-31ff-473f-b87f-bca7b0f59b8f/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
469451da-31ff-473f-b87f-bca7b0f59b8f
starRating
3.9