The highly-anticipated title Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal was released on the eve of one of the largest tech IPOs of all time, making its debut one of the most timely entrances in tech novella history. Author Nick Bilton, who is a reporter for The New York Times, spent hours upon hours conducting dozens of interviews with the company's founders and board members.
Earlier this month, The New York Times released an excerpt of the book that revealed the company's founding story was not as it seemed. The small start-up that caught the attention of President Obama, the Dalai Lama, and other world leaders was actually rife with infighting amongst its top executives. The rise, fall, and rise again of cofounder Jack Dorsey is the book's most stirring plotline. The now-CEO of mobile payment system Square was forced out of his own company by a longtime partner but was able to recover his position years later (not unlike Apple founder Steve Jobs).