Startup: A Novel

Startup: A Novel

by Doree Shafrir


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ISBN-13: 9780316360364
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 385,929
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Doree Shafrir is a senior culture writer at BuzzFeed News and has written for New York Magazine, Slate, The Awl, Rolling Stone, Wired and other publications. A former resident of Brooklyn, she now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Matt Mira, a comedy writer and podcaster, and their dog Beau.

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author of Triburbia and The Subprimes - Karl Taro Greenfeld

"Doree Shafrir's Startup is like a thrilling combination of Po Bronson's Bombardiers and Jessica Knoll's Luckiest Girl Alive. Shafrir has set heartbreak and romance in the ticking clock environment of startups and the result is a topical, funny and perfectly observed document of our insane times."

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Startup 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Being billed as “hilarious’ is a gross overstatement in the description of this book. To be honest I can’t think of one thing that I found funny throughout the entire story. Truthfully I’m not sure what this story is really about. Is it about life in the startup world? In journalism? In tech-journalism? The plot just seemed not to be there at all. It doesn’t focus on any one thing and all those things didn’t get interwoven enough to make it interesting. I think the biggest issue is that I didn’t like any of the characters as nearly all of them were not likable. Even the ones that didn’t do something wrong just seemed to rub me the wrong way. I think some of this might have been because I listened to the audio version of this and I felt as if the narrator worked at a fast pace which seems as if she just wanted to get done with this book (something I felt was mutual). Even the theme of women standing up for themselves isn’t applied consistently in the story, so I can’t even apply that as a bit of a saving grace. The writing was OK but never described things in a way that allowed me to visualize them and feel as if I was there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good debut novel. Great characters, good plot, very well written. My only hang up was that the plot seemed a tad rushed near the end. The jacket for the book seemed to indicate that that parts of the plot were going to come sooner then they did. If the jacket had been written a tad differently i wouldn't have felt that way about the plot. Overall very enjoyable book, and one i would recommend to most readers, but not under 17. A great look at start up culture, and gender dynamics.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot. There were a lot of chuckles. There were women getting even (YAY!!). And, it was a great read. I whipped right through it very pleasantly. The ending, however, just kind of dropped off. Leading me to hope (fingers crossed) that there will be a sequel. I would definitely read it. I NEED to know what happens to Mack and is there any retaliation for Sabrina's husband? What a snake! Now I know my review has got you interested in this read. Ha! Seriously, it is an entertaining, enjoyable and hilarious read. Thanks to Little, Brown and Company for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.