San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 2010
"[A] gripping, well-sourced and illuminating book, "The Big Lie" [is] a gossipy and at times vulgar account of the battle of wills between Dunn and Tom Perkins, one of California's wealthiest venture capitalists. Think Tyra Banks meets "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell in a televised food fight... A splendid account of the very flawed stars of HP's sideshow."
Sacramento Book Review, June 30, 2010
“The book concludes by focusing on how some people will pay a high price to usher in a culture of openness in corporate governance. A captivating book; like reading a drama.”
New York Times, August 14, 2010
“An authoritative account”
Irish Times, August 29, 2010
“The Big Lie shines a light on the boardroom machinations that lead to bad decisions being made.”
New York Journal of Books, September 2010
“Bianco’s reporting (and he’s done plenty of it at BusinessWeek) is complete, nasty, with plenty of villains, no heroes, and perhaps one victim… Read this alongside Jeffrey Pfeffer’s recent book, Power, and you will understand much of the dysfunction of Fortune 500 capitalism.”
About the Author
Anthony Bianco wrote for BusinessWeek for twenty-seven years, authoring more than fifty BusinessWeek cover stories. He is the author of four books, most recently Ghosts of 42nd Street: A History of America’s Most Infamous Block, and Wal-Mart: The Bully of Bentonville. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.