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Evening Book Discussion 7 pm
November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month’s book is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. In Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, Carreyrou tells the entire astounding story, based on the extensive research he did for the 30 articles his newspaper published, beginning with Holmes’s personal background and ending with her settling fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner working for the leading US financial newspaper carries weight that is not easily dismissed, and despite lawsuits, threats and terrified witnesses, Carreyrou has long since been proven right. Holmes has had to pay back millions for voided medical tests and lost investments, and watch her personal net worth crash from $4.5 billion to zero. Now, Holmes and her former COO, Sunny Balwani, are facing criminal indictments for fraud. They are pleading not guilty.