** A Truck Full Of Money by Tracy Kidder

A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success tells the story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak, who was born in a working class Boston family and went on to create several successful computer companies (and some not so much!), make millions, and generously distribute riches around him. Perhaps to evoke the highs and lows of the bipolar  disorder he suffered from, undiagnosed, for decades, the book is messy and non-linear, and it’s not always clear where the author is taking us — but the story is certainly inspiring, especially the generous nature of the main character who seems more interested in building great things than rolling in the dough.


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