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New Canaan Library Welcomes Alexandra Wolfe, Author of Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story
December 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Young, brilliant, audacious individuals from around the world constantly flock to Silicon Valley with the idea of creating a startup, getting in on the ground floor, or striking it rich with outlandish, cutting edge concepts. But where do they go from there? Join New Canaan Library on Thursday, February 9 in welcoming respected journalist and author Alexandra Wolfe for a discussion of her recently released account, Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room, preceded by a light reception. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Copies of Valley of the Gods will be available for purchase, courtesy of Elm Street Books.
Alexandra Wolfe offers an insightful view of the culture of Silicon Valley, a microcosm of brilliant college dropouts, and ambitious young entrepreneurs eager to hatch their ideas and become rich in the process. In Valley of the Gods Wolfe follows three of these young people who have “stopped out” of college and mainstream employment to pursue the paths of their role models such as Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and Elon Musk. Wolfe explores the broad themes as well as the specific hallmarks of this exclusive valley and culture, where the concentration of youth, brilliance and risk-taking is staggering.
Alexandra Wolfe is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and writes its weekly column “Weekend Confidential.” After graduating from Duke University, she worked as a staff reporter for the New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, and then Condé Nast Portfolio. As a freelancer, she wrote regular columns for Bloomberg Businessweek, features for Travel + Leisure and Departures, and has written cover stories for Vanity Fair and Town & Country. VALLEY OF THE GODS is her first book.