Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America
I chose this book to read because I wanted to understand what cryptocurrency is. Needless to say, I still don’t entirely understand exactly what it is after reading the book, however, I have a new respect for it. Dan Conway’s writing made me laugh at times because it would jump all over the place. It made me think that he was writing as he speaks in person, which a lot of writers don’t do, but in this case, it worked because he was telling his own life story. It was similar to when someone is telling you a story about what happened to them and you sit back and just let them go with the flow. As someone who is fairly novice at investments, I truly enjoyed the on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling I got when reading this book. It was a little like a horror movie in which you’re rooting for the main character but then he does something stupid like going into the basement and you start saying “No! Not the basement!”. Dan is candid about his problem with drugs and alcohol and even describes what happens when he hits rock bottom (I hope he replaced Eileen’s underwear with some fancy La Perla or something because she truly stuck by him through all the crazy, scary stuff). Buying drugs in the Tenderloin and being the drunkest person at the party are things that most people would not confess up to. Hearing Dan’s story of working in a corporate environment, wanting so badly to make more money and make a life for his family is something that I feel almost anyone can empathize with. What I got out of this book is the author’s audacity to invest in cryptocurrency. Its volatility is mind-blowing, yet Dan never gave up. The steps he took to ultimately free his family from the corporate grind gave me the motivation to take a little bit more risk in my investments. As a San Francisco Bay Area native, I also loved the fact that I knew all the cities and places that Dan spoke of in his book. I used to go to his sister Maureen’s restaurant in Burlingame when I was in high school. Overall, this book was a fantastic read that I would recommend to anyone who needs a little uplifting if they are in a position that they feel they are stuck in. Sometimes, in order to get out of that hole you just need to go for it.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||267 pages|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|