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SOLD OUT | Kara Swisher with Bob Iger

March 4 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

This event has sold out. 
Burn Book: A Tech Love Story.

Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:

Monday, March 4, 2024, 8pm

*Virtual event airs on March 11 at 6pm PT/9pm ET

Kara Swisher with Bob Iger

Burn Book: A Tech Love Story



  • $50 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Kara Swisher’s book
  • $75 Two General Admisison tickets + one signed copy of the book
  • Additional books available for purchase at event
  • Face masks recommended
  • The virtual version of this event airs on March 11, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.
  • Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)
  • ASL interpreter provided upon request.
  • F ree parking at the venue

From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.

Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher is the host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher and the cohost of the Pivot podcast with Scott Galloway. She was also the cofounder and editor-at-large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and co-executive producer of the Code conference. A former contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and host of its Sway podcast, Swisher has also worked for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. This is her third book.

Robert A. Iger is Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, having returned to the company in November of 2022 after serving as CEO and Chairman from 2005 to 2020, and then as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board through 2021.

Burn Book: A Tech Love Story is part memoir, part history and, most of all, a necessary recounting of tech’s most powerful players— the inside story we’ve all been waiting for of modern Silicon Valley and the biggest boom in wealth creation in the history of the world. It’s a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.

While tech titans bragged they would “move fast and break things,” Kara Swisher was moving faster and breaking news. Covering the explosion of the digital sector in the early 1990s, she developed a long track record of digging up and reporting the truth of this new world order. Her consistent scoops drove one CEO to accuse her of “listening in the heating ducts” and for Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to once say: “It is a constant joke in the Valley when people write memos for them to say, ‘I hope Kara never sees this.’”

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say Swisher has interviewed everyone. Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Bob Iger, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Meg Whitman, Peter Thiel, and Mark Zuckerberg are just a few who Swisher made sweat—figuratively and, in one famous case, literally.


March 4
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States

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