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Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club - Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Please join us for the library's new Nonfiction Book Discussion Group! Copies of the next month's selection will be available to check out and take home. 

The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

All are welcome!

"In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivings—from journalists to their own employees.

Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley." - Amazon.com

Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons