Sophia of Silicon Valley by Anna Yen

sophiaTruthfully, I picked this one because of the cover. I know, I know. You shouldn’t do that. I mean, c’mon – Starbuck’s cup, teal background and Silicon Valley. And as usual, I didn’t really read the book summary.

The story is about Sophia (duh!) and her career in Silicon Valley. She ends up working at “Treehouse” for Scott Kraft as his right hand woman. (It is interesting to note that the author worked at Pixar and with Steve Jobs.)

Sophia struggles with her traditional Chinese upbringing, and more specifically her mother.

This feels like an insider look into how Silicon Valley works, and a view into the mind and behaviour of Scott Kraft. (See note, above.)

This also asks the questions about family, marriage vs. career and how a woman fits all of that in to her life.

I really enjoyed this book. There were laugh out loud moments. (Sophia is clumsy, I can relate.)

If you want a funny and fast-paced read, this is for you. If you are at all curious about how Silicon valley operates and what happens there, this is also for you.

I gave it a 4/5 star rating on Goodreads.

Full disclosure: I received this eARC from Edelweiss for a fair and honest review. (Thanks Edelweiss!)


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