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Uncanny Valley

Anna Wiener

The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital ageIn her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New Yor...
Publish Date
January 1
Goodreads rating
Jan 06, 2020
@AmyAlex63 @GuardianUS Agreed but it is a great book and very sly      source
Jan 09, 2020
I have yet to read a better book than Uncanny Valley since I read Uncanny Valley last summer & I think it'll be awhile until I do. EVERYONE BUY IT      source
Dec 27, 2019
fav books i read this year      source
Jan 24, 2020
I’ve been trying to process my thoughts on @annawiener’s “Uncanny Valley”. If you work in tech it’s a must read. And I would urge you to do it without reading the reviews for they don’t capture the book. 🧵 below.      source
Jan 26, 2021
9/100. Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener. Procrastinated starting to read this. Having spent the formative years in my 20s in the same tech culture as Anna, this was sometimes a painfully read. Her writing is so perceptive and the details too real. But a great read nonetheless.      source
Jun 18, 2021
@zoebchance Books: I've been re-reading Robert Caro, starting with the Power Broker, 1 chapter a day. Salvador Dali's 50 secrets of craftsmanship is bonkers, Anna Wiener's Uncanny Valley is eye-opening. Tufte's Seeing with Fresh Eyes similarly great. Movies: Crazy, Stupid Love has held up.      source
Jan 23, 2021
Maybe adulthood is about reaching this moment no matter your field. Regardless, @annawiener’s book is the best I’ve read in a while.      source