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Mike Trigg in conversation with Margaret O'Mara

Cover image of Bit Flip, images of Mike Trigg and Margaret O'Mara.  Text:  Author Mike Trigg in Conversation with Margaret O'Mara; Thursday September 22 6:30pm .  Island Books logo

Join us Thursday, September 22 at 6:30pm to celebrate Mike Trigg's debut novel Bit Flip. Mike will be discussing his book with local author and Silicon Valley expert Margaret O'Mara.  Combining the corporate intrigue of Joseph Finder, the satirical cultural critique of Dave Eggers, and the domestic drama of Laura Dave, Bit Flip is a fast-paced contemporary thriller that delivers an authentic insider's view of the corrupting influences of greed, entitlement, and vanity in technology start-ups.

"In Bit Flip, Trigg aims some wickedly smart satire at the dark beating heart of Silicon Valley, and exposes a lot of moral gray areas along the way. This is the kind of book that'll make you very afraid--and very angry--about the win-at-all-costs ethos at the core of our self-righteous tech culture."
--Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse and The Paradox Hotel

"Trigg has worked magic here, combining elements of Citizen Kane and Silicon Valley into a readable bullet of a book. This is a razor-sharp satire with a huge heart."
--Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life and Damascus

"Mike Trigg turns Silicon Valley upside down in a bitingly funny, sharply observant tale of dark corporate intrigue lurking beneath dazzling California sunshine. With vivid storytelling and propulsive narrative, Bit Flip grabs you from the first page and keeps you hooked until its unforgettable end."
--Margaret O'Mara, author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

Mike Trigg was born in Kentucky and raised in Wisconsin. Over his twenty-five-year career in Silicon Valley, he has been a founder, executive, and investor in dozens of venture-funded technology start-ups, as well as a contributor to TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company. He lives in Menlo Park, California, with his wife and two sons.

Margaret O'Mara is Professor of History at the University of Washington. She writes and teaches about the history of U.S. politics, the growth of the high-tech economy, and the connections between the two, and is the author of Cities of Knowledge, Pivotal Tuesdays, and the award-winning book The Code:Silicon Valley and the Making of America.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Bit Flip By Mike Trigg Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781684631773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparkpress - August 16th, 2022

The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America By Margaret O'Mara Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780399562204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 7th, 2020