Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
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About the Author
Ben Mezrich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires, Bringing Down the House, and Sex on the Moon in addition to thirteen other books. The film 21, starring Kevin Spacey, was based on Bringing Down the House. The Social Network, which won an Oscar for best adaptation, was based on The Accidental Billionaires.
"An out-of-this-world heist."
--NPR "Movie-worthy treatment to the guy who stole moon rocks from NASA."
--The New York Daily News "Mezrich is a genius at using characters and dialogue. . . to turn nonfiction into something as compelling as any thriller."
--The Chronicle Herald
"[An] in-depth look at Thad Roberts, who along with three other NASA interns, stole pieces of lunar rock to impress his girlfriend. Mezrich has done extensive research to recreate the story of how an aspiring astronaut ended up getting caught for stealing over 100 pieces of the moon."
--The Atlantic Monthly
"A fast and furious read, powered along by Mezrich's desire never to take his eyes off the story."
--Chicago Post-Tribune "Ben Mezrich's latest straight-to-the-big-screen book. . . . a rollicking summertime page-turner crackling with sex, astronauts, stolen dinosaur bones and international cyber-intrigue."
--The Miami Herald
"A breathless, credulous style. . . . memorable supporting characters. . . . adventure, sex, romance, a hero who is equal parts Clifford Irving from The Hoax, Frank Abagnale from Catch Me If You Can, and George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life."
--The Boston Globe "[A] thrilling account of space rock heist. . . fun, breezy action."
--Tampa Tribune "Eloquent prose and a direct view into the characters' mind. . . the access to Roberts and re-creation of his motivation and personality are Sex On The Moon's best qualities."
"[A] fascinating story. . . . has the readability of popular fiction, a ripping story, and great characters. . . . Another winner from an extremely talented writer."
--Booklist, starred review "Out of this world heist. . . . one of the summer's most buzzed-about books."
--CNN.com "Page-turner. . . . engaging read."
--San Antonio Express-News "Ben Mezrich, the gonzo-inspired biographer of Ivy League geeks. . . . [brings us a] stranger-than-fiction, true-life thriller of a man who went where no man has gone before. . . . [the] story ticked all the boxes: a charismatic dreamer with a troubled past, a Romeo-and-Juliet love story, a geek-alicious high-tech setting, an ingenious Oceans 11-style heist--and perhaps the most boneheaded mistake any man ever made to impress a girl. Even better, it was a journalist's Holy Grail: a truly uncovered story."
--Baltimore Jewish Times "Ben Mezrich goes to incredible lengths to bring readers a story that is both accurate and spellbinding, honest and riveting."
--Portsmouth Wire "A pulse-pounding tale."
"This is the incredible story of a crime truly out of this world, told with verve by Mezrich."
--News of the World
--Atlanta Jewish Times "Enthusiastically re-creates this oddball 2002 moon-rock heist."