By Tracy Kidder
Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy—the bestselling writer of Mountains past Mountains provides us the inspiring tale of Paul English, the founding father of Kayak.com and Lola.
Tracy Kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative” (The Baltimore Sun) and writer of the bestselling vintage The Soul of a brand new Machine, now tells the tale of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled opposed to authority. growing to be up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his skills the 1st time he sees a working laptop or computer. As a tender guy, regardless of struggling with what might finally be clinically determined as bipolar disease, he starts off his pilgrim’s trip during the ups and downs within the courageous new international of desktops. on the subject of the net as though it’s an extension of his personal brain, he discovers that he has a expertise for conceiving leading edge agencies and construction groups which may advance them, turning into “a Pied Piper” of geeks. His leading edge administration kind, good fortune, and innate experience of reasonable play motivate extreme loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: “Someday this boy’s going to get hit by means of a truck packed with cash, and I’m going to be status beside him.” but while English does certainly make a fortune, whilst the go back and forth site Kayak is offered for nearly billion dollars—the very first thing he thinks approximately is how one can provide the money away: “What else could you do with it?” the second one factor he thinks is, What’s next?
With the ability of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a clean, severe, and sometimes funny eye at the means new rules and new cash are reshaping our tradition and the realm. A Truck choked with Money is a captivating portrait of an irresistibly endearing guy who's indefatigable, unique, and as unpredictable as the USA itself.
Praise for A Truck jam-packed with Money
“Kidder’s prose glides with a determine skater’s ease, yet with no the glam. His is a possible artless artwork, like John McPhee’s, that conceals itself in sentences which are beneficial, cost effective, and unpretentious.”—The Boston Globe
“Kidder’s portrayal of residing with manic melancholy is as nuanced and intimate as a reader may possibly ever anticipate to get. . . . You can’t support admiring Mr. English and cheering for him.”—The big apple Times
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