The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age
"I've never read anything like Uncanny Valley, which is both a searching bird's-eye study of an industry and a generation, as well as an intimate, microscopic portrait of ambition and hope and dread. Anna Wiener writes about the promise and the decay of Silicon Valley with the impossibly pleasurable combination of a precise, razored intellect and a soft, incandescent heart. Her memoir is diagnostic and exhilarating, a definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come." —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Anna Wiener's work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The New Republic, n+1, and frequently online at The New Yorker, where she writes about Silicon Valley, start-up culture, and technology as well as in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. She lives in San Francisco. Uncanny Valley is her first book.
Molly Fischer is a writer at New York Magazine and the Cut. Until recently, she hosted the podcast The Cut on Tuesdays.