Jeff Bezos’s Wife Takes ‘Amazon’ Author to Task With One-Star Review

by Christopher Freeburn | November 5, 2013 10:32 am

Jeff Bezos’s Wife Takes ‘Amazon’ Author to Task With One-Star Review

Bezos Jeff Bezoss Wife Takes Amazon Author to Task With One Star Review [1]A new book detailing the founding of Internet retail giant Amazon (AMZN[2]) has received a big thumbs down[3] from the wife of the company’s founder.

Naturally, MacKenzie Bezos took to Amazon itself to pan The Everything Store by Brad Stone. She gave the book just one-star (out of a possible five) and criticized the book as containing “too many inaccuracies,” USA TODAY notes.

Other readers thought more highly of the book, with 30 giving it five-star reviews. Bezos’ review was initially the most negative and offered the lowest number of stars, but has since been joined by at least two other one-star reviews[4].

Stone told USA TODAY that he stood by his work but “will gladly fix” any errors. He added that Jeff Bezos was offered the chance to fact-check the book, but passed on the opportunity.

In her review, MacKenzie Bezos said that the book offered a “lopsided and misleading portrait of the people and culture at Amazon.”

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Bezos.jpg
  2. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  3. has received a big thumbs down: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/04/amazon-book-bezos-review/3433373/
  4. but has since been joined by at least two other one-star reviews: http://www.amazon.com/The-Everything-Store-Bezos-Amazon-ebook/product-reviews/B00BWQW73E/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

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