Reviews

  • "A fast-paced, highly readable history of one of the defining companies of our time. If you're interested in Snapchat, or just plain mystified by it, you must read this book."

    Brad Stone, author of THE EVERYTHING STORE and THE UPSTARTS
  • "A first-rate behind-the-scenes business story"

    Blake J. Harris, author of CONSOLE WARS
  • "Gallagher takes you as close as you can get … [A] surprisingly candid book. It will probably remain the long-lasting, definitive history of the early years of a company whose unique feature is how briefly its media and messages last"

    Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Washington Post
  • "In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires... an engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions"

    Booklist
  • "Breezy...How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars ably if uncritically chronicles the short history of a young company catering to young users, with a young chief executive, and reveals, intentionally or not, the limitations that come with that combination"

    Wall Street Journal