Dan Lyons’s hilarious memoir, “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble,” became an instant New York Times best-seller when it was published in April 2016. The Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.” He followed up with “Lab Rats: Tech Gurus, Junk Science and Management Fads — My Quest to Make Work Less Miserable.” Together they present a smart-funny take on modern work, disruption, technology, and the culture of Silicon Valley.
Previously Dan was technology editor at Newsweek and a technology reporter at Forbes. In 2006, Dan created The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, a blog that evolved into a novel and a cable TV comedy show, Icon. He spent two seasons as a screenwriter on HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley.
As a journalist Dan has covered emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and fusion energy. At Newsweek and Forbes he wrote about Apple, Google, and Facebook, producing stories on everything from supercomputing to smartphones. He has appeared as a guest on Al Jazeera, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired and the New Yorker.
Dan has published three works of fiction. Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim, earning him comparisons to literary heavyweights like Voltaire, Cervantes and Jonathan Swift. His previous books are Dog Days (a novel) and The Last Good Man (short stories). Dan has a B.A. from Bradford College and an M.F.A. from University of Michigan.