Where does Ben Mezrich get the ideas for his books? It’s pretty simple: People e-mail him. Talking to a group of Boston Globe subscribers this week, Mezrich, the author of books about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, MIT students who made millions counting cards in Las Vegas, and a NASA employee who stole moon rocks, revealed that he gets a “continuous stream of pitches” – between 20 and 30 per week - from people with wild stories to tell. Most come in the form of emails sent to Mezrich’s web site ...
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