Courting schadenfreude? Maybe. But Silicon Valley tell-all author Antonio Garcia Martinez doesn’t seem to care about retribution. That’s what’s winning the Chaos Monkeys* scribe fans and readers — the age of transparency doesn’t want carefully plotted, career-concerned, resume-building memoirs. We demand scorched earth. We want Len Dykstra. And you must catch our attention fast, too, like right up front in the dedication. Martinez begins his book in a style we trust:
“To all my enemies: I could not have done it without you.”
Take that: he doesn’t even go for a contraction. (I couldn’t just sounds too breezy.) Martinez is probably a fan of Chelsea Handler, who begins her hilarious #1 New York Times bestseller Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang with this you-can-trust-me-from-here dedication:
“To my brothers and sisters, What… a bunch of assholes.