BuzzFeed writer's new novel satirizes tech startup culture

In the novel “Startup,” 28-year-old Mack McAllister has come up with an app to cheer people up. His company’s motto: “Do Good Work and the Work Will Help the Good.” But things go bad for him after he sexts one of his employees, and a journalist sees the photo. The author of the new novel is a journalist herself.

Doree Shafrir is a senior culture writer at BuzzFeed and author of the satire novel "Startup."
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