Sophia Of Silicon Valley: A Novel

by Anna Yen

On Sale: 19/03/2018



About the Book

A brilliant young Asian woman navigates the thrilling world of Silicon Valley in the boom years of the tech industry, working for some of the greatest minds of our time, including Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, in this fast-paced satirical, and revealing novel-drawn from the author's own experiences-in the spirit of The Devil Wears Prada, Primates of Park Avenue, and Bond Girl.

The daughter of successful Taiwanese immigrants, Sophia Young has always spoken her mind, and in Silicon Valley that turns out to be her greatest asset-especially when she's often the only woman in a room. As companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and Oracle are beginning to revolutionize the world, Sophia lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric founder of a groundbreaking software company and CEO of an animated film studio that is transforming the art.

As Scott's right-hand woman, the incorrigibly outspoken Sophia is in the eye of the storm-a thrilling and terrifying position that challenges her, threatens her relationships and even her health, yet ultimately teaches her how to take charge of her own future. But when engineer and inventor Andre Stark hires her to run investor relations, Sophia starts to question whether the big paycheck and high-status career are worth living in a boys' club gone bad. Sharp, dramatic, and full of insider dish, Sophia of Silicon Valley is an engrossing story of a professional woman storming the corridors of geek power-and the price of living in the shadows of its eccentric maestros.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062673015
  • ISBN 10: 0062673017
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 19/03/2018
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 49.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Now in her 40s, Anna Yen has worked at a wide range of tech companies. She spearheaded Investor Relations for industry leaders such as Tesla Motors, Market Watch, and Pixar Animation Studios, and reported directly to some of Silicon Valley's most respected leaders, including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, David Drummond and Larry Kramer. She has co-founded several tech start-ups and is currently VP Corporate Development at Zoosk, an on-line dating company.

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