Elon Musk

# 8min reading time / 13min listening time
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During his Saturday Night Live monologue in May of 2021, Elon Musk poked fun at himself by saying, “To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say, I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?” Walter Isaacson’s Elon Musk proves the profundity of that statement. In this biography, Isaacson walks his reader through Musk’s life from his earliest days under the control of his abusive father through his myriad successes and setbacks of Musk’s adulthood. Musk’s most well-known endeavors, including with Tesla, SpaceX, Space X’s Starlink, and Twitter are explored as well as some of his lesser known endeavors. A few key themes follow Musk throughout his life and propel both his successes and failures. All of these are explored by Walter Isaacson in Elon Musk.

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