Kidder is an acclaimed non-fiction writer and author of many books, including the classic work The Soul of a New Machine, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He has a new book out this fall called A Truck Full of Money, which is about Paul English, the founder of multiple software companies. Blurbage:
In A Truck Full of Money, Tracy Kidder gives us a window on the paradoxical world of software engineering and internet commerce, where genius and artistry often mingle with vulgarity and greed, and where Paul English, for all his his success, seems at times almost an innocent. Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world, often frivolous and yet vital to the functioning of virtually aspect of modern society.
Kidder's talk at Schenectady High School is Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm. It's first come, first seat. (Doors open at 6:30 pm.) The event is part of a series for the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library's 50th Anniversary.
photo: Gabriel Amadeus Cooney
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