Painfully unfunny things that went down at Google

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Painfully unfunny things that went down at Google

Former executive is candid about mental illness and her widely publicised affair with the tech giant’s president

Karen Yossman

As the decade draws to a close, it would be fair to say so does our love affair with Silicon Valley. But if we are warier than ever of the utopian promises pouring out of San Francisco, perhaps none are more so than the women who have worked there, leading to a slew of female-authored, insider accounts of the tech capital.

Last year, US journalist Emily Chang published Brotopia, about its notoriously male-dominated culture, and in January former tech worker Anna Wiener will release her memoir, Uncanny Valley, of the four years of casual sexism she experienced there.

This week, Amanda Rosenberg, a Marlborough and Leeds University-educated former Google executive, publishes her own memoir, That’s Mental: Painfully Funny Things That Drive Me Crazy About Being Mentally Ill, in which she details the psychological breakdown she suffered while working at Google’s Californian HQ...

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