Albert Chen
 
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“We devoured [this] engrossing account. Chen flips the script with a character-driven narrative. . . Gamers will find this book impossible to put down, as will anyone who loves a good origin story.”

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"An entertaining debut. . .

Fans of financial thrillers such as Barbarians at the Gate will be excited by this insider account."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

 
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This is the story behind a startup war. The story of two companies whose battle unleashed an unprecedented carpet bombing of advertising as they sought supremacy in an exploding fantasy sports and gambling market: In a time of gushing venture capital money, FanDuel and DraftKings turned into billion-dollar companies seemingly overnight — then, just as quickly, found themselves the target of FBI and Department of Justice investigations, and facing likely destruction. . .


 
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"“The story [is] conveyed with vividness and reportorial precision by Albert Chen. . .The two companies, Mr. Chen notes, have given sports fandom a new, and lucrative, dimension.…”

Wall Street JOURNAL

"Chen captures the action in this energetic and entertaining account [of how] visionaries turned online gaming ideas into two unicorn companies. Chen presents lively stories..." -

LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

"Making A Bet on Sports Fans"

Wall Street Journal

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"Riveting. . . Rollicking."

L. Jon Wertheim, author of Scorecasting


"A Wild Ride."

Sean Gregory, Time


"A Great Read."

Peter King, NBC Sports


“Exhilarating. . . Cinematic."

Ben Reiter, author of Astroball

EVENTS & APPEARANCES


Sept. 9. Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker, New York, NY.

7:30 pm. Varsity Letters reading


Sept. 12. The Strand bookstore,
828 Broadway, New York, NY.

7:30 pm. A conversation with Ben Reiter


Oct. 24. The Harvard Club of NYC,
35 West 44th St., New York, NY.

7:00 pm. Talk

 


 
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Albert Chen is a senior editor at Sports Illustrated. He’s written more than a dozen cover stories for SI, specializing in long-form features. Chen has also written for Fortune and appeared on CNN, NPR, MLB Network, and ESPN Radio.

Billion Dollar Fantasy is his first book.

For media and other inquiries please contact Megan Wilson at Megan.Wilson@hmhco.com.


 
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