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Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich appears in the following:

How 6 College Kids Built an Online Poker Empire

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ben Mezrich tells the story of six college friends who dealt their way into a billion-dollar online poker empire. His book Straight Flush tells the rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana fraternity brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, one of the largest online companies in the world, which, at its height, was earning more than a million dollars a day, getting the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Sex on the Moon

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, tells the story of Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program who had a romantic, crazy idea to give his girlfriend the moon—literally. Thad convinced his girlfriend and an accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into a NASA lab to help him steal one of the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks. Sex on the Moon is Mezrich’s account of this madcap heist.

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