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Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
Brotopia (Emily Chang).png
First edition cover
AuthorEmily Chang
Audio read byEmily Chang[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectSexism in Silicon Valley
PublisherPortfolio
Publication date
February 6, 2018
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback), e-book, audiobook
Pages320
ISBN978-0-7352-1353-1 (hardcover)
OCLC1027011182
331.4/1330979473
LC ClassHD6060.5.U5 C52 2018
Websitewww.brotopiabook.com

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley is 2018 non-fiction book by Emily Chang. It is her debut book and was published on February 6, 2018, by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House.[1] The book investigates and examines sexism and gender inequality in the technology industry of Silicon Valley. It was an instant national bestseller and received significant media attention and critical acclaim.

Background[edit]

Chang drew from over two hundred interviews she conducted across the technology industry. Some of the interviews were from her work at Bloomberg, but most were original and conducted for the purposes of the book.[2]

Publication and promotion[edit]

Vanity Fair ran an excerpt from the book in their January 2018 issue titled ""Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up": Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side".[3] Bloomberg Businessweek ran an excerpt in February 2018 titled "Women Once Ruled the Computer World. When Did Silicon Valley Become Brotopia?".[4]

Brotopia was published on February 6, 2018, by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House.[1]

Coverage of the book ran in The New York Times,[5] The New York Times Book Review,[6] San Francisco Chronicle,[7] Financial Times,[8] TechCrunch[9] and The Verge.[10]

Chang appeared on Morning Joe,[11] Good Morning America,[12] CBS This Morning[13][14] and Marketplace[15] to discuss the book.

The PBS Newshour-New York Times "Now Read This" book club selected Brotopia as their April 2019 book club read.[16] Chang appeared on the PBS Newshour on April 30, 2019, and answered questions from viewers about the book.[17]

Reception[edit]

Kirkus Reviews called the book a "thorough, important examination" of Silicon Valley, writing, "Chang's scrutiny breaks open a wide doorway, allowing fresh ideas about a tainted industry to circulate and spark discussions."[18]

The book was longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2018 and the 2018 800-CEO-Read Business Books Awards, and was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year So Far, Tech Crunch's Best Tech Books of 2018, and Financial Times' Best Books of 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brotopia by Emily Chang". Penguin Random House. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Emily Chang (March 5, 2019). Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-525-54017-5.
  3. ^ Chang, Emily (January 2, 2018). ""Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up": Inside Silicon Valley's Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Chang, Emily (February 1, 2018). "Women Once Ruled the Computer World. When Did Silicon Valley Become Brotopia?". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  5. ^ Szalai, Jennifer (February 7, 2018). "In 'Brotopia,' Silicon Valley Disrupts Everything but the Boys' Club". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  6. ^ Bennett, Jessica (March 19, 2018). "April's Book Club Pick: How Silicon Valley Turned Into 'Brotopia'". The New York Times Book Review. The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  7. ^ McDowell, Maghan (February 6, 2018). "In new book, Emily Chang takes a stand against Silicon Valley's 'Brotopia' problem". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  8. ^ Kuchler, Hannah (February 6, 2018). "The antisocial network: how Silicon Valley became a male domain". Financial Times. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  9. ^ Loizos, Connie (February 5, 2018). "In "Brotopia," sex parties are the least of Silicon Valley's problems". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  10. ^ Liao, Shannon (February 8, 2018). "Emily Chang's Brotopia takes aim at sexism in Silicon Valley". The Verge. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Make hiring women a priority: 'Brotopia' author". Morning Joe. MSNBC. February 7, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  12. ^ "Author slams the Silicon Valley 'boys' club' in new expose". Good Morning America. American Broadcasting Company. February 5, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  13. ^ ""Brotopia" explores the roots of Silicon Valley's sexism problem". CBS This Morning. CBS News. February 10, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  14. ^ ""Brotopia" author: Progress toward gender equality "happening slowly" in tech industry". CBS This Morning. CBS News. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  15. ^ Ryssdal, Kai; Bodnar, Bridget (February 7, 2018). "What will it take to change Silicon Valley's bro culture?". Marketplace. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  16. ^ Flock, Elizabeth (March 28, 2019). "'Brotopia' is April's pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club". PBS NewsHour. PBS. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  17. ^ "'Brotopia' author Emily Chang answers your questions". PBS NewsHour. PBS. April 30, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  18. ^ "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang". Kirkus Reviews. February 7, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2020.