This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Disrupted by Dan Lyons.
After being laid off from his longtime career as a Newsweek journalist, Dan Lyons decided it was time he joined those people who he’d spent so long writing about striking it rich in start-up land. What could possibly go wrong? In a word, everything. In his instant New York Times bestseller, Disrupted—which the Los Angeles Times calls the “best book about Silicon Valley today”—Lyons details his ‘misadventure’ within the bright orange, candy-lined walls of marketing software start-up HubSpot and, in doing so, offers a long overdue reality check on the “maddening world of start-up excess, hubris and groupthink.” (Mashable)
From Twitter threads to beard salons to portraits of the modern family, there’s no dearth of fodder for contemporary satire. Tell us in the comments below: what’s your favorite book that satirizes modern life?