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The events that unfold within I'll Be Gone In The Dark serve as the compelling first act in the ongoing investigation of the Golden State Killer. Learn about this system of oppression in this difficult, but important book. The book's unflinching, graphic descriptions and compelling crime scene analyses make this a must-read for armchair criminologists. Cambridge professor and acclaimed novelist Erich Ackerman, the protagonist of this taught and gripping novel, knows this much is true. None of it, though, is beyond the average reader. Looking back, of course, it seems like a no-brainer: You have the comedic titans Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and Chevy Chase in starring roles, plus Harold Ramis behind the camera and co-writing the script. Belsky also draws on his own experiences from working with companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and sweetgreen, urging us to embrace the messy middle and all the insights that are hidden there.
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