If you’re looking for an insider’s view of Facebook, it’s almost here. The 26th of June, Katherine Losse’s The Boy Kings: A Journey Into the Heart of the Social Network will be out in print. Free Press, a Simon & Schuster division, is publishing. Losse is Mark Zuckerberg’s former personal writer. She worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2010, and was Facebook’s 51st hire. According biographical details currently circulating the web, Losse first worked as a Facebook customer service representative. Subsequently, she took on the role of ghostwriter for the Big Boss. Although unconfirmed, the Phoenix, Ariz.-native is credited with authoring most of Zuckerberg’s emails during her tenure. At the moment, Losse lives the life of a writer in Marfa, Texas.
Whether investing or not investing in Facebook stock this month, a lot of folks will be keen on getting new clues to Facebook’s rise to the top of the Internet totem pole. Losse’s non-fiction work is being marketed as a “tell-all,” so the book’s guaranteed to stir up interest. Facebook’s IPO is expected by May 18th.
Other well-known tomes about Facebook history and lore include The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich and The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick. David Fincher’s Oscar-winning film, The Social Network, was based on Mezrich’s work.