PRESS FOR STARTUP

-BOOKRIOT, June 2017

-BOOKRIOT, June 2017

-Bustle, June 2017

-Bustle, June 2017

-WWDW Podcast, May 2017

-WWDW Podcast, May 2017

"Crack this one open on the beach and you just might find yourself a little more enlightened when you return to the workplace." -Wired, May 2017

"Crack this one open on the beach and you just might find yourself a little more enlightened when you return to the workplace."

-Wired, May 2017

"Brimming with unforgettably relatable characters who will be your pretend BFFs forever, Startup belongs on your summer TRL." -BRIT+CO, May 2017

"Brimming with unforgettably relatable characters who will be your pretend BFFs forever, Startup belongs on your summer TRL."

-BRIT+CO, May 2017

"Just finished reading this gem- it was amazing, can't wait to see the next book from Doree Shafrir!" -DAILYEDGE, May 2017

"Just finished reading this gem- it was amazing, can't wait to see the next book from Doree Shafrir!"

-DAILYEDGE, May 2017

"The American author and Buzzfeed journalist dives into the most pulsating powerhouse of this generation—the startup—and digs out everything beyond the glamour, exuberant energy and the popular promise of the post-millenial setup." -Platform, May 2017

"The American author and Buzzfeed journalist dives into the most pulsating powerhouse of this generation—the startup—and digs out everything beyond the glamour, exuberant energy and the popular promise of the post-millenial setup."

-Platform, May 2017

"Startup is a pointed illustration of the tech world’s cults of personality, the outsized egos that believe something like a mindfulness app could change the world, and the seedy underbelly of all that workplace closeness: sexual harassment." -Xconomy, May 2017

"Startup is a pointed illustration of the tech world’s cults of personality, the outsized egos that believe something like a mindfulness app could change the world, and the seedy underbelly of all that workplace closeness: sexual harassment."

-Xconomy, May 2017

"Tech culture is the target of feminist satire in Shafrir’s biting and astute debut novel, peopled by clueless men in positions of power and women struggling for recognition and respect in a male-dominated world. " -The New York Times, May 2017

"Tech culture is the target of feminist satire in Shafrir’s biting and astute debut novel, peopled by clueless men in positions of power and women struggling for recognition and respect in a male-dominated world. "

-The New York Times, May 2017

"From veteran Buzzfeed writer Doree Shafrir comes the charming story of how the lives (and hearts) of three driven characters are interwoven into the  scandalous and money-hungry world of technology." -redbook, May 2017

"From veteran Buzzfeed writer Doree Shafrir comes the charming story of how the lives (and hearts) of three driven characters are interwoven into the  scandalous and money-hungry world of technology."

-redbook, May 2017

"A beach read — if your beach has wifi — and very contemporary screwball comedy, this is a cheerful satire in which three people in Manhattan’s high-tech community collide." -The Seattle Times, May 2017

"A beach read — if your beach has wifi — and very contemporary screwball comedy, this is a cheerful satire in which three people in Manhattan’s high-tech community collide."

-The Seattle Times, May 2017

-attn:, May 2017

-attn:, May 2017

"The startup world, with its penchant for outlandish perks, overblown valuations, inscrutable jargon and big egos talking about disrupting industries and changing the world, is ripe for satire. Doree Shafrir does just that with her debut novel Startup." -Entrepreneur, May 2017

"The startup world, with its penchant for outlandish perks, overblown valuations, inscrutable jargon and big egos talking about disrupting industries and changing the world, is ripe for satire. Doree Shafrir does just that with her debut novel Startup."

-Entrepreneur, May 2017

"Journalist, author and podcaster Doree Shafrir joins Katherine to discuss everything from the Kardashians to the Moosewood Cookbook. Plus, something she called "American Chop Suey," which Katherine didn't know anything about." -Smart Mouth Podcast, May 2017

"Journalist, author and podcaster Doree Shafrir joins Katherine to discuss everything from the Kardashians to the Moosewood Cookbook. Plus, something she called "American Chop Suey," which Katherine didn't know anything about."

-Smart Mouth Podcast, May 2017

"The 'manifesting' and 'crushing it' in Shafrir's savvy and satirical novel about startup culture will have you grinning and groaning in recognition at the antics of her tech-obsessed cast of characters." -Esquire, May 2017

"The 'manifesting' and 'crushing it' in Shafrir's savvy and satirical novel about startup culture will have you grinning and groaning in recognition at the antics of her tech-obsessed cast of characters."

-Esquire, May 2017

"Shafrir immediately plunges you into a world of high-stakes investment, ludicrous work ethics, and systemic sexism as she explores the intertwining lives of a hungry tech reporter, a Travis Kalanick-like CEO, and the complex gender politics that drive the startup world." -Vox, May 2017

"Shafrir immediately plunges you into a world of high-stakes investment, ludicrous work ethics, and systemic sexism as she explores the intertwining lives of a hungry tech reporter, a Travis Kalanick-like CEO, and the complex gender politics that drive the startup world."

-Vox, May 2017

"This ruthlessly clever look behind the scenes at a New York start-up demands a sequel."

-People Magazine, May 2017

"BuzzFeed writer Shafrir satirizes New York's start-up scene in this smart, breezy, novel about a young hungry reporter at a tech-world gossip blog who stumbles onto a career-defining scoop. A beach read for Silicon Valley fans."

-Entertainment Weekly, April 2017

-Triangulation, May 2017

-Triangulation, May 2017

-Daybreak, May 2017

-Daybreak, May 2017

"Shafrir presents a humorous and thoughtful meditation about both the sexism in tech, and its counterpoint, as one character describes it: today’s 'very male-hostile moment.' More than anything, the book will leave you wishing there were more like it." -Fortune, May 2017

"Shafrir presents a humorous and thoughtful meditation about both the sexism in tech, and its counterpoint, as one character describes it: today’s 'very male-hostile moment.' More than anything, the book will leave you wishing there were more like it."

-Fortune, May 2017

- Marketplace, April 2017

- Marketplace, April 2017

-Nylon, April 2017

-Nylon, April 2017

"A searing yet hilarious novel, Doree Shafrir, senior culture writer at Buzzfeed, hands readers a promising—and a promise-fulfilling—debut." -Read It Forward, April 2017

"A searing yet hilarious novel, Doree Shafrir, senior culture writer at Buzzfeed, hands readers a promising—and a promise-fulfilling—debut."

-Read It Forward, April 2017

"Doree Shafrir's book dissects the prosperous, murky, male-dominated environment of startup culture." -Rolling Stone, April 2017

"Doree Shafrir's book dissects the prosperous, murky, male-dominated environment of startup culture."

-Rolling Stone, April 2017

-Recode, April 2017

-Recode, April 2017

"Writer Doree Shafrir joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse’s interview with Terry Gross, Doree’s recent trauma getting bit by a dog, and Jordan’s trip to New Orleans." -Jordan, Jesse, Go!, April 2017

"Writer Doree Shafrir joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse’s interview with Terry Gross, Doree’s recent trauma getting bit by a dog, and Jordan’s trip to New Orleans."

-Jordan, Jesse, Go!, April 2017

-Literary Hub, April 2017

-Literary Hub, April 2017

"Tech bros, anonymous Twitter accounts, side hustles and all the free office snacks you can eat. Welcome to the world of work, circa 2017, as chronicled in Doree Shafrir's fast-paced and engaging satirical novel Startup." -Dallas News, April 2017

"Tech bros, anonymous Twitter accounts, side hustles and all the free office snacks you can eat. Welcome to the world of work, circa 2017, as chronicled in Doree Shafrir's fast-paced and engaging satirical novel Startup."

-Dallas News, April 2017

-BOOKRIOT, April 2017

-BOOKRIOT, April 2017

-Literary Hub, April 2017

-Literary Hub, April 2017

"Men in power have always tried to insulate themselves from criticism and punishment. Doree Shafrir’s Startup is a sharp-witted debut novel that peels back the layers of those structures, revealing those in power who grasp to maintain their privilege at all costs." -The Millions, April 2017

"Men in power have always tried to insulate themselves from criticism and punishment. Doree Shafrir’s Startup is a sharp-witted debut novel that peels back the layers of those structures, revealing those in power who grasp to maintain their privilege at all costs."

-The Millions, April 2017

"Startup is a promising debut novel by a writer with an excellent grasp on social and political issues within an industry riddled with almost as much conflict as innovation. It’s also a smart and fun book, addictive enough to be read in a weekend and deep enough to be talked about for much longer." -Chicago Review of Books, April 2017

"Startup is a promising debut novel by a writer with an excellent grasp on social and political issues within an industry riddled with almost as much conflict as innovation. It’s also a smart and fun book, addictive enough to be read in a weekend and deep enough to be talked about for much longer."

-Chicago Review of Books, April 2017

Doree Shafrir (author, journalist, Matt’s wife) talks to Chris and Matt about how she and Matt met, how she never skipped school as a kid and getting her job at Buzzfeed. They also talk about the culture of click bait, life on the internet and her book Startup: A Novel. And Doree and Matt talk about their experience with IVF. The Nerdist, April 2017

Doree Shafrir (author, journalist, Matt’s wife) talks to Chris and Matt about how she and Matt met, how she never skipped school as a kid and getting her job at Buzzfeed. They also talk about the culture of click bait, life on the internet and her book Startup: A Novel. And Doree and Matt talk about their experience with IVF.

The Nerdist, April 2017

-CEO Magazine, April 2017

-CEO Magazine, April 2017

"In her novel, “Startup,” Doree Shafrir smartly – but lovingly – skewers tech culture, its grandiose leaders and the naivety of thinking that good intentions, lots of money and a mindset of fun will prevent bad " -Portland Press Herald, April 2017

"In her novel, “Startup,” Doree Shafrir smartly – but lovingly – skewers tech culture, its grandiose leaders and the naivety of thinking that good intentions, lots of money and a mindset of fun will prevent bad "

-Portland Press Herald, April 2017

"n her debut novel, Startup, Shafrir draws on her experiences from both the online journalism industry and the startup scene in New York to illustrate the current state of tech startups and the strange symbiosis between app-developers, venture capitalists, and tech reporters." -Hazlitt, April 2017

"n her debut novel, Startup, Shafrir draws on her experiences from both the online journalism industry and the startup scene in New York to illustrate the current state of tech startups and the strange symbiosis between app-developers, venture capitalists, and tech reporters."

-Hazlitt, April 2017

-Bitches Gotta Eat, April 2017

-Bitches Gotta Eat, April 2017

-Kirkus, April 2017

-Kirkus, April 2017

"An ambitious young tech reporter stumbles on a hot new scoop involving a hotshot startup founder, which brings up issues involving sexual harassment and “tech bro” culture." -Observer, April 2017

"An ambitious young tech reporter stumbles on a hot new scoop involving a hotshot startup founder, which brings up issues involving sexual harassment and “tech bro” culture."

-Observer, April 2017

-KCRW, April 2017

-KCRW, April 2017

"I am not much of a novel fan, but Startup is compulsively readable. You will probably finish it in a day, because you will never find a reason to put it down. -The Awl, April 2017

"I am not much of a novel fan, but Startup is compulsively readable. You will probably finish it in a day, because you will never find a reason to put it down.
-The Awl, April 2017

"Part of the giddy fun of “Startup,” a sendup of the tech industry by BuzzFeed culture writer Doree Shafrir, is separating the invented from the real." -Newsday, April 2017

"Part of the giddy fun of “Startup,” a sendup of the tech industry by BuzzFeed culture writer Doree Shafrir, is separating the invented from the real."

-Newsday, April 2017

""With wit and humor, Shafrir brings us into a world full of love, money, and characters that will do almost anything to get ahead in their careers." -Real Simple, April 2017

""With wit and humor, Shafrir brings us into a world full of love, money, and characters that will do almost anything to get ahead in their careers."

-Real Simple, April 2017

San Diego Magazine, April 2017

San Diego Magazine, April 2017

"Startup is a super fun book because it looks at the supposed golden age of tech and asks, 'Is Rome not a little bit on fire?'" -Sparknotes, April 2017

"Startup is a super fun book because it looks at the supposed golden age of tech and asks, 'Is Rome not a little bit on fire?'"

-Sparknotes, April 2017

"I tore through Startup in two days. It could’ve been one, but I had to eat, sleep, and feed my cats — all normal activities that became frustrating distractions while reading this book." -Literary Hub, April 2017

"I tore through Startup in two days. It could’ve been one, but I had to eat, sleep, and feed my cats — all normal activities that became frustrating distractions while reading this book."

-Literary Hub, April 2017

"Shafrir's compulsively readable debut novel is hilarious, smart, and timely; it feels like a necessary read right now, so perfectly does it deal with issues like the insatiable media, the weird place where wellness and technology meet, and why white men such so badly - especially when they have just a little but of power." -Nylon, April 2017

"Shafrir's compulsively readable debut novel is hilarious, smart, and timely; it feels like a necessary read right now, so perfectly does it deal with issues like the insatiable media, the weird place where wellness and technology meet, and why white men such so badly - especially when they have just a little but of power."

-Nylon, April 2017

Fast Company, April 2017

Fast Company, April 2017

Bustle, April 2017

Bustle, April 2017

Cosmopolitan, April 2017

"A pitch-perfect depiction of the industry's culture and sexual politics."

Elle, April 2017

"While everyone's obsessing over followers, likes, retweets, and comments, Shafrir smartly dissects age, gender, and workplace politics." -Booklist, April 2017

"While everyone's obsessing over followers, likes, retweets, and comments, Shafrir smartly dissects age, gender, and workplace politics."

-Booklist, April 2017

Los Angeles Magazine, April 2017

"Deliciously detailed satire." W Magazine, March 2017

"Deliciously detailed satire."

W Magazine, March 2017

"Startup: A Novel is a great debut offering and should provide a welcome diversion to add to your spring and summer reading list." -Hot Air, March 2017

"Startup: A Novel is a great debut offering and should provide a welcome diversion to add to your spring and summer reading list."

-Hot Air, March 2017

"If you like “Silicon Valley,” read Startup by Doree Shafrir" -Huffington Post, March 2017

"If you like “Silicon Valley,” read Startup by Doree Shafrir"

-Huffington Post, March 2017

"Here’s why we’re REALLY excited to read Startup: Author Doree Shafrir writes for BuzzFeed and is entrenched in the tech world." -Hello Giggles, March 2017

"Here’s why we’re REALLY excited to read Startup: Author Doree Shafrir writes for BuzzFeed and is entrenched in the tech world."

-Hello Giggles, March 2017

"What do you get when you combine youth, ambition, and tech in New York City?" -BuzzFeed, March 2017

"What do you get when you combine youth, ambition, and tech in New York City?"

-BuzzFeed, March 2017

"Startup is a clever novel about trying to connect in the tech-heavy world we live in now." -PopSugar, March 2017

"Startup is a clever novel about trying to connect in the tech-heavy world we live in now."

-PopSugar, March 2017

"Funny, hip and clever, Shafrir's Startup slices through the world of tech startups and the kids running them." -Shelf Awareness, March 2017

"Funny, hip and clever, Shafrir's Startup slices through the world of tech startups and the kids running them."

-Shelf Awareness, March 2017

"Some people are calling Startup a satire, but you get the feeling that there’s very little air between Doree Shafrir’s alternately hilarious and unsettling novel and reality." -Town & Country, March 2017

"Some people are calling Startup a satire, but you get the feeling that there’s very little air between Doree Shafrir’s alternately hilarious and unsettling novel and reality."

-Town & Country, March 2017

"In her debut, BuzzFeed culture writer Shafrir skewers a world she knows well—startup culture and the outlets assigned to cover it." -Publishers Weekly, February 2017

"In her debut, BuzzFeed culture writer Shafrir skewers a world she knows well—startup culture and the outlets assigned to cover it."

-Publishers Weekly, February 2017

“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” -Kirkus, February 2017

“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.”

-Kirkus, February 2017

"Buzzfeed writer Shafrir’s debut is full of humor and layered in truth as she exposes the underbelly of start-up culture." -Library Journal, February 2017

"Buzzfeed writer Shafrir’s debut is full of humor and layered in truth as she exposes the underbelly of start-up culture."

-Library Journal, February 2017

"It explores modern workplace culture while highlighting the strengths of women who work – this is a must-read that you won’t be able to put down." -Stylefox, January 2017

"It explores modern workplace culture while highlighting the strengths of women who work – this is a must-read that you won’t be able to put down."

-Stylefox, January 2017

"Funny and unflinching, Shafrir’s cast is chock full of strong women taking charge of a world the boys still think is their own. " -Girlboss, January 2017

"Funny and unflinching, Shafrir’s cast is chock full of strong women taking charge of a world the boys still think is their own. "

-Girlboss, January 2017

"Part of the joy of reading Startup is deciphering which parts are based in fact and which are fiction, but even if you don’t care about guessing who’s who you’ll find the read a charming one." -Vulture, January 2017

"Part of the joy of reading Startup is deciphering which parts are based in fact and which are fiction, but even if you don’t care about guessing who’s who you’ll find the read a charming one."

-Vulture, January 2017

"Doree Shafrir's debut novel Startup is an entertaining story of youth, ambition, and the tech community in New York City." -BuzzFeed, January 2017

"Doree Shafrir's debut novel Startup is an entertaining story of youth, ambition, and the tech community in New York City."

-BuzzFeed, January 2017

"Three people working in the same Manhattan office building with colliding desires, ambitions, and relations, head for major conflict and reckoning as scandal sucks each of them into a media-and-money vortex. " -The Millions, January 2017

"Three people working in the same Manhattan office building with colliding desires, ambitions, and relations, head for major conflict and reckoning as scandal sucks each of them into a media-and-money vortex. "

-The Millions, January 2017

"The FADER office received an early copy and we loved it so much it's worth pre-ordering in anticipation." -Fader, December 2016

"The FADER office received an early copy and we loved it so much it's worth pre-ordering in anticipation."

-Fader, December 2016

"Shafrir's hilarious debut takes place in he startup world, which is, of course, ever-ripe for a funny, cogent takedown." -NYLON, December 2016

"Shafrir's hilarious debut takes place in he startup world, which is, of course, ever-ripe for a funny, cogent takedown."

-NYLON, December 2016