Jeff Bezos wife has topped headlines this morning after the female Amazon.com figurehead, MacKenzie Bezos, bashed Brad Stone’s new book on the popular Amazon website, giving it a 1-star review and calling it a “false portrait” of the hit website. While Stone’s writing about the story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com has received rave reviews from general readers and critics alike since its recent release, MacKenzie feels it is not the truth at all, cites Yahoo! Finance this Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Although Jeff Bezos’ wife is likely a fan of the further publicity Amazon.com is getting from Brad Stone’s new book, she doesn’t seem too happy with the bestseller itself. MacKenzie Bezos took to her founding husband’s site this Monday on the book’s own page via Amazon, and in her scathing review, she gave only one star to the writer.
Her words seemed to bash the erroneousness of Stone’s book, claiming that the writer had published “numerous factual inaccuracies” that ultimately presented little more than a “lopsided and misleading portrait of the people and culture at Amazon.com.”
The 1-star response by the wife of Jeff Bezos has started a public debate on the matter, leading to dozens of subsequent comments on the book since her initial post, and counting.
Although Bezos only referred to a single inaccuracy in her review (which denoted an anecdote related to the Amazon company’s creation), she added that it wasn’t the only “false portrait” provided by Stone.
"Everywhere I can fact check from personal knowledge, I find way too many inaccuracies, and unfortunately that casts doubt over every episode in the book."
In a summarizing statement, Jeff Bezos wife seemed to cite Stone’s overall reporting as “unbalanced,” highlighting the negatives and diminishing the positive input of Amazon from its past and current employees.
It was the VP of Amazon.com, Craig Berman, who soon took to the site and confirmed that MacKenzie Bezos may have bashed the book, but was in fact the truthful one through her 1-star review. He wrote::
"[Stone] had every opportunity to thoroughly fact check and bring a more balanced viewpoint to his narrative, but he was very secretive about the book and simply chose not to.”