The Nudist on the Late Shift
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The Nudist on the Late Shift came out at
the height of the great social experiment - dot com fever, summer of 1999.
Amazingly, it still stands the test of time, being the definitive portrait
of that crazy place and time in our modern history, when all the rules
were rewritten. My classic piece is the first chapter, The
Newcomers, which was inspired by the works of Joan Didion, Upton
Sinclair, and John Steinbeck, who chronicled other great migrations to
California. From 1996 to 2000, almost 400,000 young people moved to the
Bay Area from elsewhere to seek their fortune and fate in the internet
industry was very lucky to learn from my publishers.
"Bronson writes vividly and
sympathetically of these people. He reports, but does not judge. The
result is the finest evocation of the Valley so far. Long after computing
has become a sunset industry and the industrial action has moved to some
other valley, grizzled veterans will take down this book and tell their
grandchildren 'This, kids, is what it was really like." - The
The Nudist on the Late
Shift was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by the Los
Angeles Times, USA Today, and Seattle Times.