The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the author of an upcoming book about Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition said the billionaire is one of the “most complicated” people in this day and age.
Ben Mezrich told the Journal that he is in the process of writing a book about Twitter’s new leadership, while Musk has only been on the job for less than six weeks. Majorich told the publication that Breaking Twitter is set for release in the autumn of next year.
Mezrich announced plans for his new book on Twitter, saying: It’s going to be pretty exciting. Majorich told the Journal that the book is expected to cover the cultural clash between the right and the left, but also elaborate on the meaning of free speech.
Elon Musk is one of the most complex characters of our time, Majorich said in the interview. Majorich previously wrote the book about the antisocial network GameStop and “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal”, which was later made into a film starring The Social Network.
In total he has published 25 books, he told the Journal. Mezrich said in interviews that he always finished writing a book within six months. He said that he doesn’t care that his books don’t have a final ending. Instead, he said he focuses on events that deserve to be written about and that have the potential to become a film.
If the whole world is excited about something, you want to be part of the conversation, Majerich told the Journal. Mezrich did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment made outside normal U.S. business hours. Musk’s dealings with Twitter began in April, when he was already a major shareholder in buying the company.
Elon Musk requested to end the acquisition in July, but Twitter promptly sued him. After a contentious legal battle, in October Musk made an offer to repurchase Twitter and the deal closed for $44 billion.
Since becoming the owner of Twitter in late October, thousands of employees have been laid off, fired or resigned. Elon Musk has also changed features at Twitter, including a $7.99 monthly subscription service, and converted offices into bedrooms at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.