Adult Nonfiction 817.54 G1
Summary: "Mysterious ghostwriter 'Bill G.' has mastered a hilariously self-confident technotheology just dopey enough to rule the world. Daily entries flow seamlessly from gloating malevolence to girlish enthusiasm....A parodic masterpiece". -- Wired magazine Bill Gates is one of the richest men on the planet, a computer genius who's figured out how to rule the world. But hey, he's a real guy, too, with hopes and dreams, fears and foibles, and some personal issues he needs to work out. Enter The Secret Diary of Bill Gates, a pseudonymously created parody that details the daily doings of Microsoft's head honcho via some totally cool and outrageously funny day-by-day entries. A popular site on the World Wide Web, The Secret Diary translates to the printed page as a gamely hip yet hopelessly nerdy revelation of the billionaire's inner life. -- "Bad news on the Melinda front. Apparently, I suffered a catastrophic memory crash last week. I didn't remember our anniversary. Now, I may have to buy her asmall present. Like Brazil". -- "Only two push-ups today. I hurt my arm re-arranging the giant photo of the Pentium processor in my office". -- "Spent a few hours surfing the net. I can't believe how much stuff there is about me. But it's so negative. Why do they hate me so? There are Microsoft Hate Pages and cruel jokes about Windows. I was so upset I had to go and look at my bank statement...". A full year of diary entries -- from the best of what's appeared on the Web -- plus an introduction and an appendix detailing "Who's Who in Bill's Little World", make The Secret Diary of Bill Gates a must-read for computer users and aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. As Wired magazine wrote, "Aparodic masterpiece, Secret Diary does, however, bring to mind one chilling though: Bill's real diary probably doesn't look that much different".
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