Reviews

“You needn’t know a portal from a platform to follow this sprawling, rollicking Internet history.”

– Janet Maslin, The New York Times (Read full review)

 

“Angwin’s portraits of the principals benefit from the same use of well-lighted detail as an Edward Hopper painting.”

– Boston Globe (Read full review)

 

Stealing MySpace is meticulous and engaging.”
– Washington Post 
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“This is an insightful, informative, entertaining and thorough book  … It’s a fast and easy read for anyone interested in entrepreneurialism, the future of the media industry and the curious power of Silicon Valley in the world of tech startups – even, as in the case of MySpace, startups outside of Silicon Valley.”

– San Francisco Chronicle (Read full review)

 

“Angwin, a technology writer at the Wall Street Journal, is equally adept at breaking down both the technological and the business sides of MySpace’s development. It’s a richly detailed portrait of the growth of a modern media company, complete with all the growing pains, feuds and business machinations that accompany it.”

– Time.com (Read full review)

 

Angwin skillfully blends personal sagas with business dramas, which makes for a fascinating, entertaining read.” (Read PDF)
-BookPage


“This well-written, entertaining and drama-filled chronicle … This engrossing look at how MySpace became a media powerhouse will find a solid audience of business history, technology and entrepreneurship readers.”
-Publishers Weekly (Read full review)


“The first and only business history thus far of MySpace, this outstanding title is highly recommended for all public library and academic collections.”
– Library Journal (Read full review)


“A book about the founders of MySpace doesn’t come out until March, but early galleys have the technorati atwitter … Fortune got hold of an early copy, and it delivers juicy details like DeWolfe’s foray into spyware and Anderson’s obsession with a female colleague.”

-Fortune Magazine


“Angwin, who has written on technology and media for the Wall Street Journal for six years, does an excellent job sorting out the details of this convoluted journey, addressing issues such as privacy and anonymity and the tentative nature of all things on the Internet.”
– David Siegfried, Booklist (Read full review)