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Wed Jan 18 2006 09:12:53

OT Sex and the Single Zillionaire

By: Ina Steiner

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If someone came up with the following plot for a book, no publisher would accept it because it's too unlikely. The ex-husband of a famous and prolific romance novelist writes a romance book himself at the age of 73. And oh yeah, he happened to have co-founded one of the most successful venture capital companies in Silicon Valley.

But it's true. The romance novelist is Danielle Steel, and the VC-turned-novelist is Tom Perkins, a founding partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which backed Genentech, Amazon, AOL and Google before they went public, creating huge wealth for its partners, according to the Wall Street Journal.

I'm curious to learn the reaction of both regular romance readers and Silicon Valley geeks and money-makers (hmm, wonder how much overlap there is) to Perkins' book, called "Sex and the Single Zillionaire."

(Probably never again will Danielle Steel's name be referenced over 30 times in a Wall Street Journal article - link.)

Spotted on SiliconBeat blog (link).

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